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Lake Sunapee Summer School - LSSS

The LSSS was in operation from 1922 to 1942.  It was located on Echo Cove Road, off of Bowles Rd. in Newbury, NH.

 LSSS was strictly a tutoring summer camp run by the
Lawrenceville School, NJ - one of the oldest prep schools in the US.  Here is a 1925 ad for the summer school which lists Thornton Wilder as one of the teachers.  The 1930 summer school ad shows the class of 1929 with Lake Sunapee in the background.  The main school building located on Echo Cove Road has been moved 150’ and significantly remodeled/rebuilt over the years - with an expanded portico still remaining.  The old water tower from the school(?)  is still standing on Echo Cove Road.

Perhaps the most notable member of the summer school staff was
Thornton Wilder who taught at the LSSS for three years in the 1920s.  Here is a letter he wrote in August 1927 explaining his involvement with LSSS that year.  He was a three time Pulitzer prize winning novelist and playwright (novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey, and two plays Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth).

Probably the most notable “student” at the summer school was
Edward Albee, He wrote Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Last updated 06/29/2012