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

Attendance Incentive November 19-20

Dress Down, November 19-20

On Monday, November 19, students are allowed to dress out of uniform. Ripped, distressed and holed jeans are not permitted.  On Tuesday, November 20, students will be allowed to dress in pajamas. 


Hat and Glove Donations

Share the Warmth: Hats and Glove Donations

NTA is organizing a Share the Warmth Hats & Gloves drive. Ms. Wells will keep a bin at the desk where students can feel free to come and ask for hats/gloves to keep them warm. Please donate whatever you can to help our children stay warm through the winter.

Community Unity Dance

Community Unity Dance December 7

Friends of NTA is hosting a Community Unity Dance on Friday December 7 from 4p-7p! Let’s come together to celebrate our school and all of our achievements! Tickets available in the school office. Suggested donation $2, includes hot dog and drink. Look for our snack and bake sale fundraiser table! Students must attend with an adult. NTA siblings welcome. Proceeds will be used to support our school.  

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...