Why PTA?

There are numerous parent groups out there, but there is only one PTA. Connecting families and schools for more than 115 years, PTA is the largest children’s advocacy organization in the country. Here are just a few reasons to join PTA:

  • Connect: Find out what's happening in your school and develop a relationship with your child's teacher and principal.

  • Discover: The PTA offers a variety of programs and materials for students, parents, families, schools and communities

  • Speak up: PTA gives you a "seat at the table" when important decisions are made about your child's school. 

  • Be a role model: By becoming a PTA member, you'll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education. 

  • Benefits: PTA members enjoy exclusive member perks including discounts on school supplies, rental cars and wireless services. 

  • Make a difference: Our members have helped advance local, state and national laws and policies to improve the education, health and safety of all children. 


Search the California State PTA website for units participating in CAPTA’s E-Membership, find your local PTA or Contact your Local PTA COUNCIL.


For many, membership to PTA is as the local school level, but if you are not affiliated with a PTA school, you can also join Golden State PTA to support California State PTA scholarships and grants for volunteers and graduating high school seniors.