Sandy Pond School Association  ​A 501(c)3 organization

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. SPSA emerged from a community movement to preserve and make use of the school for community events following its closing in 1906. 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 newly founded Sandy Pond School Association for the price of $1.00.

The founding members of SPSA were local residents, most of whom had also attended Sandy Pond School. A century later, living alumni of Sandy Pond School are a scarce commodity, but SPSA endures as do its goals. The small group of local volunteers who comprise today’s Association share their predecessors’ commitment to preserving this unique little building.


We are mindful, however, that there is more to preservation than keeping the building upright. Our goal today is 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.

Next Open House

Saturday September 9, 2017

Don't miss this last chance to tour the Sandy Pond Schoolhouse in 2017:

  • When: Saturday, September 9, from Noon to 4:00 PM
  • What: Free tour of the building & grounds:
  • Includes: Presentation on the history and importance of this historic building 

This is the last of three Open Houses scheduled for 2017. The two previous ones on May 13 and July 8 attracted over 120 attendees. Don't miss out.


Special thanks to the Ayer Cultural Council for their generous support that has made this event possible.