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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked SC School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 994 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Laurence Manning Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in South Carolina for:

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Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded
1972

Student Body

Total Students
994 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
4%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade
Laurence Manning Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
69 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

Sports

School Reviews

5  
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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked SC School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 994 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in South Carolina is $7,101 for elementary schools and $7,242 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in South Carolina is 89% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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