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National PTA® comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of family engagement in schools.

PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who supports the PTA mission and wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health, and welfare of children and youth.

Find out why you should join PTA and the great benefits you get as a result of being a member. You can also donate to National PTA.

Mission Statement


The mission of National Parent Teacher Association is to make every child’s potential a reality.

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Member Benefits


As a PTA member, you have access to exciting deals and coupons from National PTA’s partners!

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There are more than 20,000 PTA units nationwide. See how to join a local PTA near you.

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PTA Newsroom


PTA is in the news! See what people are saying about PTA across the nation, plus National PTA’s press releases.

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National PTA is composed of 54 state congresses and more than 20,000 local units in all 50 states.

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A directory of National PTA’s Strategic Plan, Bylaws, Governance Policy Manual, Resolutions, Position Statements and more.

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Reports & Financials


See National PTA’s annual reports, audits, financial statements and forms.

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Careers at National PTA


National PTA’s staff helps to make every child’s potential a reality through hard work and innovative thinking. See our current openings.

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Sponsors & Partners


National PTA strives to create meaningful partnerships and alliances to further family engagement, improve student success and share relevant resources.

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You can make a difference in the education, health and welfare of all children and youth. Support the work of PTAs throughout the country and donate to National PTA.

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