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

Football Game

Come out and support the NTA Football Eagles tomorrow at 9am at NTA Field.

Parent Forum

Tuesday, September 19 is our first Parent Forum of the year. The ALSC, Friends of NTA and the PAC will be meeting between 345-645pm. All parents are invited to attend. Dinner will be provided to the first fifty families who arrive! We hope to see you there.

Back to School Night

Wednesday October 4 from 5-7pm is Back to School Night. At this special event, grade level teams will provide to families an overview of the school year, curricular resources, and 5-week progress reports. Principal Castelaz will also give a state of the school presentation.

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...

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....