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: 722
A CPS Neighborhood School

Upcoming Events

Parent Appreciation Day & Festival of the Arts, June 11

NTA has an amazing community of parents whom we want to celebrate and recognize on June 11! We have great programming planned all day, so we hope all parents and family can join us. Here is a schedule of the day:

  • 9:00-10:00am: Museum Walk performance: Grades K-3
  • 1030-11:30: Museum Walk performance: Grades 4-5
  • 11:30-1:30: Lunch with the principal (enjoy cold cuts served up by Mr. Castelaz and Mrs. Brooks)
  • 2:30-3:30: Museum Walk performance: Grades 6-8
  • 3:30-5:00: Festival of the Arts
  • 5:00-6:30: Parent Appreciation Dinner & Awards Banquet

Friends of NTA—Dancing for the Kids, June 15

Join Friends of NTA for our 2nd annual Dancing for the Kids, an event to benefit educational programming at NTA. It will be held on Saturday June 15, 2019 from 7p-10p at City Point Loft, located at 2345 S Michigan Ave, in Chicago. We will have silent auction, raffles, light snacks, drinks, music and dancing to help raise $100,000. The funds raised will help support smaller classroom sizes, technology, NTA’s sports department, the school library, field trips, uniforms and after school programs. Come celebrate with us and support the hard-working students of NTA!  

Click here for tickets. 

Please reach out to Friends of NTA ( if you are interested in helping make the event a success. 

Registration Event June 6th and June 21st

We will be having a Registration Event for all RCG and Neighborhood families for the 2019-2020 school year on Thursday, June 6th from 4:00pm-7:00pm and again on Friday, June 21st from 7:00am-1:00pm.  To register your child you must bring proof of identification (state ID or driver’s license), original birth certificate, current physical, immunization records, 2 proofs of residency (i.e. state ID, drivers’s license, lease, gas/electric/water/phone bill)  

There is a 6 week free kindergarten summer program available to those who register early!

Latest News

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

Letter to South Loop and NTA Familes

Late yesterday a legal opinion was issued that prevents the district from expanding the boundary of South Loop Elementary School (South Loop) and converting National Teachers Academy (NTA) to a neighborhood high school...

Letter to South Loop and NTA Families

The district determined that due to the potential disruption to children that further legal action may create, and the considerable amount of time needed to successfully establish NTA as a high school, CPS...

NTA Named Among 100 Schools Worth Visiting

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