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: 820
A CPS Neighborhood School

Upcoming Events

Dine-Out for NTA at Chipotle

Enjoy a meal at Chipotle with friends and family and 33% of the sales amount will be donated to FoNTA. Just show a flyer (on your phone or a paper copy) at the register.

School Improvement Workshops

As you may know already, all Chicago schools complete a two-year improvement plan called the Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP). The CIWP is used to develop school priorities and areas for improvement. Parent voice is important to this process, so Mr. Castelaz is inviting parents to participate in two workshops in March. Please consider attending one or both!

  • Wednesday, March 4: Pizza with the Principal 6-7pm

  • Friday, March 13: Coffee with Castelaz, 8-9am

Equity Team meeting

The NTA Equity Team reviews grade and discipline data quarterly to ensure that every aspect of NTA is viewed and reviewed from an equity lens. The team actively works on ways to foster “ONE NTA” that engages and shows value for all families. Meetings are open to everyone in NTA community, including families, students, and staff.

Latest News

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

Appointed Local School Council members needed

NTA’s appointed local school council is in need of parent leaders for school year 2020-2021! If you would like to help drive school improvement efforts and work more closely with school staff,...

NTA student advancing to the Citywide Spelling Bee

Congratulations to NTA Student Pearl M. for advancing to the CPS Citywide Spelling Bee, one of only 47 students to do so. She will compete in the competition on March 12 at Hyde Park High...

Traffic pattern during Pick-up and Drop-off time

Many commuting families have noticed a change in our traffic pattern due to construction near our school building. While pick-up and drop-off are always a busy, bustling time of day, let’s remember...