Join us on September 14, 2019 fto celebrate Sandy Pond Schoolhouse's 150th birthday and to view the progress being made to preserve & restore the schoolhouse. With live music, speakers, activities for all ages, tours of the school house, a humongous birthday cake, and more, this will be a community-wide event you won't want to miss.
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Welcome to the home of the Sandy Pond School Association. Founded in 1908, SPSA has owned, maintained, and preserved Ayer's historic Sandy Pond Schoolhouse for over 100 years. The founding members of SPSA were local residents, most of whom had also attended Sandy Pond School. Their goal was to preserve the school following its closing in 1906 and make use of it for reunions and community events. The first Sandy Pond School Annual Reunion took place on June 27, 1908. On December 22, 1908, the Town of Ayer officially conveyed the property to the Association for the price of $1.00.
A century later, alumni of Sandy Pond School are a scarce commodity, but SPSA endures. The small group of volunteers who comprise today’s Association share their predecessors’ commitment to preserving this unique little building. Today's SPSA seeks not only to preserve the building but to enhance Sandy Pond Schoolhouse's role as a piece of living history and a cultural resource that is open to the community now and for generations to come.
For information on how to donate to SPSA, please go to the Donation page.
Sandy Pond School Association A 501(c)3 organization
A New Way to Support Sandy Pond School (starts September 1)
We are excited to announce that SPSA has been designated as a beneficiary of Shaw's GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Reusable Bag Program. For the month of September, SPSA will receive a $1 donation for each $2.50 reusable GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Bag purchased at the Shaw's located at 760A Boston Road, Groton MA. This is a great way to raise awareness, support the environment and donate to SPSA. Thank you, Shaw's.