National Teachers Academy


National Teachers Academy seeks to create a challenging learning environment that encourages high expectations for success through developmentally appropriate instruction that allows for individual differences and learning styles. NTA is committed to providing academic and social excellence in a positive and supportive culture to produce productive citizens prepared for a global society.

Pre K-8

National Teachers Academy

55 W. Cermak Rd.
Chicago , IL 60616

Enrollment: 703
A CPS Neighborhood School

Upcoming Events

Community Meeting for Boundary Change

NTA’s effort to protect our school continues. Although NTA represented strongly at the first community meeting on June 6, there is a second meeting on Tuesday, June 20 at 5pm at which CPS will present a plan for NTA to become a high school. All families are urged to attend this meeting. The address for the meeting is South Loop Elementary School located at 1212 South Plymouth Court. Free childcare is available at NTA from 4:00-7:30pm. For families who need transportation, buses will be provided to take pick up families from NTA, take them to the meeting, and then back to NTA when the meeting ends. We hope to see you there.

Kindergarten Registration June 20th

NTA will be registering incoming Kindergarten students for the 2017-2018 school year on Tuesday, June 20th from 7:30am-3:30pm.  Documents needed include parent’s ID, original copy of child’s birth certificate, and 2 proofs of residency.  

Last Day Activities

Tuesday, June 20 is Step-Up Day during which students will meet next year’s teachers and participate in a next year’s grade level lesson. Report cards will also be sent home with students on Tuesday, June 20. Parent Appreciation will take place 2:30 in the Cafe!

Latest News

Below you will find information about National Teachers Academy’s activities, milestones, and events.

NTA Named Among 100 Schools Worth Visiting

NTA is named among 100 schools worth visiting for our powerful learning experiences and innovative technology implementation.

PBS Digital Innovator

Mia Leonard, NTA’s kindergarten teacher has been selected as the Illinois Digital Innovator.  This well-deserved honor allows Ms. Leonard to attend ISTE, a global technology conference this summer, as well as...

Mia Leonard Maraldi Winner

NTA is proud, honored and overjoyed to announce that Mia Leonard won the AUSL Madeleine Maraldi Award for excellence in teaching. She is among six winners from all across the network....