May 06, 2014
I am the father of a 1st grader at NTA. This has been our first year at the school and we have been really impressed. From the outset, I was skeptical; the test scores historically have not been strong. I was won over, though, after multiple tours, opening houses, and conversations with the principal. The facility is unmatched, with a beautiful library, music room, gymnasium, swimming pool, etc. The teachers are really strong from what I have seen, and, because it is a teacher training school, each neighborhood classroom has two teachers, one lead and one trainee. The principal is very open to parent involvement, approachable, humble, and dedicated. I am very happy with our decision, and our child is thriving and loves her school. What this school needs more than anything is more enrollment from the South Loop neighborhood.
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