National Teachers Academy
National Teachers Academy

National Teachers Academy

Mission: At National Teachers Academy, we envision building an academic foundation for all students in a safe and supportive environment. Utilizing best practices, NTA faculty and staff will academically prepare and empower students and families to become global thinkers and advocates for self and community.

Vision: We are committed to developing our students to become life-long learners. We are committed to our work as a teacher training academy to prepare dedicated teachers for success in high need communities. We are data-driven. We believe in shared leadership. We offer a culturally rich curriculum. We offer multiple channels for student success targeting college and career readiness. We strive to meet the academic and social-emotional needs of all diverse learners via differentiating instruction across all curricula. We teach our students to build positive and lasting relationships with their peers, parents and staff.


National Teachers Academy

From The Principal: Isaac Castelaz

National Teachers Academy is a dynamic community of 21st century scholars striving to become lifelong learners. NTA's mission is to ensure that every child enters high school on the pathway to college. The NTA Way – Respect for Self, Others, the Environment, and Teaching & Learning – is the roadmap to get there. With this at the core of all NTA does, the school's highly dedicated staff continuously strives to challenge students at increasingly ambitious levels through cutting edge technology and by creating opportunities for higher-order thinking, reasoning and critical thinking. Just as surely, NTA students work hard, push themselves to do even better, and develop the grit to achieve great things under any circumstance.

Key Results

100% of 8th graders at NTA that were eligible to take the Selective Enrollment High School Exam registered.

Achieved 95.7% annual student attendance rate in 2014.

98% of families are satisfied or highly satisfied.

93% of families would strongly recommend National Teachers Academy.

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