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

Outdoor Arrival

Beginning next Monday, March 20, NTA students will be supervised outside before school starts from 8-8:30am. Please make sure that your child is dressed appropriately to be outside each morning should they arrive to school before entry begins at 8:30. Indoor supervision will occur when the temperature is below 30 degrees or heavy wind, snow or rain occurs.


Tuition Based Pre-K

NTA is establishing a tuition-based pre-kindergarten program starting next school year and we need your help to spread the word. The new program will prepare 3-4 year olds for kindergarten. The program runs the length of the school year and offers after school care until 6pm each weekday. To reserve a spot, a $700 refundable deposit is required. For more information stop by the main office or the school website.


Attendance Incentives

As you know, there’s a strong connection between attendance and student achievement. For kindergartners and first graders, students with perfect attendance next week will get to participate in crazy hat day on Friday. Second and third graders will get an extra recess period on Friday. 4-8 grade students will compete for an out of uniform week. Also, beginning next week  NTA will have a pop-up book raffle for K-3 students. One day of the week, one student per grade level who is present on that day will be randomly selected to choose a book from our new book cart. Additionally, parents of children with perfect attendance for the week will be eligible to win a proud parent of NTA scholar shirt. Two parent winners will be selected each Friday!

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.

NTA Teacher featured in EdWeek

Sherly Chavarria, NTA 5th grade teacher is featured in EdWeek discussing the impact of Chromebooks on her class. This is Ms. Chavarria’s second year implementing chromebooks in her classroom.  She was...

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....