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: 723
A CPS Neighborhood School

Upcoming Events

Racial Equity Analysis

CPS is conducting a racial equity analysis to study the potential impacts of the NTA high school proposal. This research group has created two focus groups to hear from NTA parents. One of those meetings, originally scheduled for Friday, January 12, has been rescheduled for tomorrow, January 13. The new dates and times are as follows:
Focus Group 1 - Saturday, January 13th from 8:00 - 9:30 AM
Focus Group 2 - Saturday, January 13th from 10 - 11:30 AM

Community Meeting

On Tuesday, January 16 from 6-8pm, CPS is hosting its second community meeting to discuss the NTA high school proposal. The meeting is being held at the Second Presbyterian Church at 1936 South Michigan. A bus will take families from NTA to the meeting and back. The bus will leave NTA at 5:30pm. All NTA families are urged to attend. Our voices matter and they must be heard!

NTA Parent Forum

The NTA Parent Forum will be held on Thursday, January 25 from 3:45-5:45. This is a new date, rescheduled from January 17. During the parent forum the ALSC (3:45) and the Friends of NTA (4:45) will meet. If you would like to hear more about the NTA high school proposal, NTA’s school improvement plan, or support fundraising efforts, please be sure to attend. Childcare will be provided.

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....