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

Progress Report

A progress report is being sent home with your child today, Friday. Please read over the report and reach out to your child’s teachers with any questions.

Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair runs through May 26th. Please check the daily shopping hours posted at the main entrance. Students will be shopping the fair with their class next week. Check with your teacher to find out when your child’s class is scheduled to visit the book fair.

Community Forum and Friends of NTA meeting

CPS has proposed a change to NTA’s neighborhood boundaries which could drastically affect our school. Information about this proposal was sent home with students this week. To discuss the proposed boundary change further and bring parents and families together to advocate for NTA, the ALSC is hosting a community forum on Tuesday, May 23, at 5pm. All parents and guardians are urged to attend.

The Friends of NTA will host a meeting from 3:45-4:45pm on Tuesday, May 23. All parents and guardians are welcome to attend and then stay for the community forum at 5pm.

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....