Welcome to the IHS PTA

We are a parent-teacher-student organization dedicated to supporting student learning at Ithaca High School.  Our efforts focus on communication, teacher/staff support and advocacy.  The IHS PTA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization affiliated with the New York State PTA.

Help us help all children by joining the PTA and by volunteering your time and energy. Join us at our first meeting of the year (details below).

For more information, read the latest WORD (our periodical) and keep current with our E-News. Consider connecting further by joining our email list and reviewing our meeting minutes.

Review the list of various Scholarships and Awards Applications the IHS PTA maintains.


Fed up with fundraising?!

In order to maximize impact and offer families a quick, easy way to contribute, the IHS PTA is conducting a Direct Appeal fundraiser. No baking, no pestering relatives, no going door-to-door selling things that people don’t need to those who have probably supported your students multiple times in the past! Simply make a donation where 100% of what you give goes directly to help the school community. Donations will help to fund mini-grants for teachers, Junior and Senior awards, the Family Liaison Program, Link Crew, staff appreciation events, “The Guide” and “The Word.”

All donations are tax-deductible. Any amount is very much appreciated and makes a difference. Donations can be mailed to or dropped off at the high school main office (1401 North Cayuga Street, Ithaca, NY, 14850) on or before Friday, March 31 (cash or check payable to IHS PTA). If you would like a tax receipt sent to you, please fill out the form:

Thank you very much for supporting the school!

Upcoming Events

  • JOIN US: “Consent” is not enough: Engaging our community to prevent sexual/dating violence, with a panel of local experts from the Skorton Center for Health Initiatives, Cornell University and the Advocacy Center of Tompkins County.Thursday, March 9th
    5:30-6:30pm in the IHS Activities RoomIHS parents and teachers are encouraged to attend. Panel to 1) describe the importance of a comprehensive framework; 2) reports on lessons learned from higher education; 3) discuss local efforts to prevent teen sexual and dating violence; and 4) facilitate discussion.

    Consent IHS outline. 3.9

  • Browse the ICSD calendar of events.