Getting involved in PTA builds skills in leadership, communication and advocacy. Active members are a valuable resource for starting and maintaining projects to benefit children in their schools and in the community.

Joining PTA supports efforts at your school, community, state and country to improve the education of children and the lives of families.

Membership provides the opportunity for individuals to raise their voices with others in each school, throughout California and nation to protect children’s rights. Membership ensures that PTA’s voice is heard on issues affecting young people as well as providing opportunities for parent education, communication and leadership development.

With almost 6,000 members in Palo Alto, 800,000 members in California, and 4 million members in the USA, the PTA is the largest volunteer organization in the city, state, and nation dedicated to improving the well being of all children and youth.



As a member of the California State PTA, you work hard all year to advocate for children, promote parent and family involvement in schools, and improve the lives of all children and families. The PTA’s sponsors offer a variety of Perks to PTA members.

Each member must register their card online to receive National membership perks. CAPTA membership perks are available at

Every Child. One Voice. Welcome to the website of the Palo Alto Council of PTAs. Our purpose is to foster collaboration, conduct leadership training, and coordinate the efforts of our site PTAs. This website is intended to be a resource for our PTAs to accomplish their Mission.