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. Other school association(s)
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 2%
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade Laurence Manning Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 70 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Casual
Admission Deadline None / Rolling

Nearby 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)
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School Reviews

1 year ago
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.
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