Laurence Manning Academy

  • Founded in 1972 in historic Manning, South Carolina, Laurence Manning Academy is an independent, Christian school which offers students the opportunity to receive a quality education and moral values in an atmosphere of Christian faith, 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 faith and school activities so that one day, they may usefully serve society.
  • At Laurence Manning Academy, we also believe that student participation in our extra-curricula, athletic, and service 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1972

Student Body

Total Students994 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
4%
State avg.: 14%
Students by Grade Laurence Manning Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers69 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

Sports

Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Marksmanship, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WeightliftingBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCheering,
Cross CountryDance,
FootballGolf,
MarksmanshipSoccer,
SoftballTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Weightlifting
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Summerton
    Grades: PK-12 | 208 students
    9.2 miles
    1140 S Duke St
    Summerton, SC 29148
    (803)485-3550
    9.2 PK-12
    208
  • Sumter
    Grades: PK-12 | 146 students
    20.2 miles
    420 S Pike W
    Sumter, SC 29150
    (803)773-1902
    20.2 PK-12
    146
  • Holly Hill
    Grades: K-12 | 283 students
    29.2 miles
    142 Bunch Ford Rd
    Holly Hill, SC 29059
    (803)496-3243
    29.2 K-12
    283
  • Sumter
    Grades: K-12 | 115 students
    18 miles
    11 S Magnolia St
    Sumter, SC 29150
    (803)775-3632
    18 K-12
    115
  • Sumter
    Grades: PK-12 | 771 students
    20.6 miles
    520 Wilson Hall Road
    Sumter, SC 29150
    (803)469-3475
    20.6 PK-12
    771

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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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The average private school tuition in South Carolina is $6,081 for elementary schools and $7,074 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in South Carolina is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).