Laurence Manning Academy

Tel: (803)435-2114
Grades: PK-12 | 1028 students
Founded in 1972 in historic Manning, South Carolina, Laurence Manning Academy offers students the opportunity to receive a quality education and moral values in an atmosphere of higher learning, academic excellence, and personal attention.
In turn, we encourage our students not only to set goals for themselves, but also to evaluate and motivate themselves in all areas of school activities so that one day, they may usefully serve society.
At Laurence Manning Academy, we also believe that students participate in our athletic and extra-curricula programs is the perfect compliment to their academic experience.
Students are encouraged take and active role in their choice of clubs, service organizations, arts programs, and athletic offered at LMA.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1972

Student Body

Total Students 1028 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade Laurence Manning Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 70 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Clarendon Hall School (9.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Clarendon Hall School (9.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Clarendon Hall School (9.2 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Summerton
    Grades: PK-12 | 231 students
    9.2 miles
    1140 S Duke St
    Summerton, SC 29148
  • Sumter
    Sumter Academy
    Special Education School
    Grades: 1-12 | 16 students
    14.2 miles
    2410 Bethel Church Rd
    Sumter, SC 29154
  • Sumter
    Bethel Child Care Learning Center
    Daycare / Preschool (Baptist)
    Grades: PK-K | 80 students
    14.3 miles
    2401 Bethel Church Road
    Sumter, SC 29154
  • Sumter
    Berea Junior Academy
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    Grades: KG-8 | 20 students
    16.9 miles
    675 S Lafayette Dr
    Sumter, SC 29150
  • Sumter
    Grades: PK-8 | 285 students
    17.7 miles
    554 Pinewood Rd
    Sumter, SC 29154

School Reviews

I have two children that attend Laurence Manning and I could not be more satisfied with the education and moral culture that the school promotes. From educational programs to the feeling of family in every aspect of the school, LMA is the only choice for my family. Whether you come from the Sumter or Clarendon county community, Laurence Manning is the best place to send your child for quality and wholesome educational experience.
- Posted by Parent, 06/25/13

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