Admissions - Welcome

X raised hand mayaThank you for considering NCA for the education of your child! We know there are a lot of school choices and the process can feel overwhelming.

At NCA, we are committed to being transparent and upfront about our process, our philosophy and our school. At NCA, you’ll find a challenging, diversified curriculum that includes art, music, computer science, physical education, and Spanish language. Our test scores consistently rank above the national average. Our students place into top Chicago high schools each year. Yet, what’s even greater, is the sense of belonging you’ll find when you join our community.

Within this nurturing environment, your child and your entire family will thrive. We invite you to find something greater – discover NCA! Come visit us at an Open House and see first hand what makes NCA a Blue Ribbon school.

Apply today and become a part of something greater!


“In our search for Kindergarten we toured numerous schools (from some of the most exclusive private schools to the “best” CPS schools), but when we visited NCA, it just felt like home. Simply put, the students are kind and seem comfortable with who they are. There is a warmth that, frankly, was missing from some of the other schools. We can see our child and our family taking root and blossoming here.”