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

Awareness Day

April 12: Awareness Day

Friday April 12 is Awareness Day for all students. On this special day, students will learn the power of respectful talk and to avoid harmful name-calling based on race, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation. Students are welcome to dress out of uniform.

Open House Wednesday, May 1st

Interested in attending NTA next school year?  We will be having our Spring Open House for all incoming students (neighborhood, RGC, and Options for Knowledge) on Wednesday, May 1st from 9:00am-11:00am.  Families will get a chance to hear information about the school, visit classrooms, and participate in parent panel FAQ.

Dancing for the Kids



Friends of NTA’s end of year fundraiser Dancing for the Kids is on June 15! We need your help gathering items for our silent auction. It’s time to brainstorm! Do you have a good or service that you would like to donate? Do you know of someone that does & you can ask them to donate? Please fill out the survey with your ideas. We appreciate your help!


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.