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

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for all neighborhood and RGC students for the 2018-2019 school year will be on Tuesday, June 19th from 12pm-3:30pm and again on Wednesday, June 20th from 7am-11am.  Parents should bring a photo id, an original copy of their child’s birth certificate, two proofs of residency (i.g. utility bill, lease, etc), and their child’s most recent physical, vision and dental forms.                           


Suppy List and Year in Review

Please see the upcoming year’s supply list and last school year’s Year in Review in the Resource Section of the website.

Family Palooza

Lastly, be sure to mark Friday, August 31 at 12pm on your calendar. This is our community lunch and Family Palooza event, at which parents will get to meet their child’s new teachers, drop off supplies, complete enrollment / registration / medical forms and participate in a school orientation with Principal Castelaz and Assistant Principal Brooks. We hope to see you there!

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...

2018 My Voice, My School Survey

Please complete the My Voice, My School Parent Survey.  The survey is available in the cafeteria during report card pick-up or online at  The survey takes...