1154 Academy Drive / P.O. Box 278  
Manning, South Carolina  29102
Tel: 803-435-2114    Fax: 803-435-9154

Laurence Manning Academy was founded in 1972 on the commitment to provide students in grades K3 through 12 with a high quality education within a safe, friendly, and morally rich, Christian environment. After nearly a half of a century, Laurence Manning Academy continues to prepare our students to successfully work, lead, live, worship, and play in the ever-changing landscape of the 21st century.

Summer Office Hours
Tuesday & Wednesday - 9am -1pm open to the public
Monday & Thursday - 9am -1pm by appointment only


Please visit the Athletics page for updated schedules of all Laurence Manning Academy athletic events


1154 Academy Drive

P.O.Box 278

Manning, South Carolina 29102   

​Tel: 803-435-2114 

​Fax: 803-435-9154    



REGISTRATION for 2021-2022

Registration IS NOW OPEN to students for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year is open now.  This year, registration will be primarily an online process.  


            2020 Best of Clarendon


Laurence Manning is honored to have been voted as the BEST private school for the second year in a row.

Headmaster, Mr. Tripp Boykin, was also voted as the BEST school administrator.

Thank you to our faculty and staff and our students and families that make LMA an awesome place to be!  

Summer Camp Opportunities

LMA will be offering various summer camp opportunities.  Camp information will be added as it becomes available.  Click the following links to download registration forms.

Gymnastics - Coach Maria Rowland

Ninja - Coach Maria Rowland

Girls Basketball - Coach Betsy Reynolds

Softball Camp - Coach Glenda Hodge

Baseball Camp - Coach Barry Hatfield

Mini Cheerleading - Varsity Cheerleaders

Palmetto Girls State Representatives Selected

The following young ladies have been selected to be a part of the 2021 virtual Palmetto Girls State to be held this summer.


Macey Jans, Emma Danback, and Hayleigh Brunson have been selected to represent American Legion Auxiliary Post 68. 


Ava Ambroggio and Mary Louise Kinlaw were selected as representatives from American Legion Auxiliary's Black River Post. 

Ansley Wright was selected as a representative for the Sumter American Legion Auxiliary.



Payton Braz Selected for USC-Sumter President Scholarship Award

Payton Braz was recently selected to receive the USC Sumer President's Scholarship. Payton was selected by the Commencement Speaker based on her academic achievements at Laurence Manning. The President's Scholarship is only given to one student each year. This scholarship will be added to the other scholarships she will be receiving at USC Sumter.

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Yearbook Staff Earns SCISA Recognition

The 2020-2021 CatTracks won several awards at this year's SCISA Publications Competition!

  • Winner for Copywriting

  • Honorable Mention for Photography

  • Honorable Mention for  Best All Around

Independent schools from around the state submit yearbooks for the competition. We are proud of the hard work this year's staff has shown. Putting together the yearbook is never an easy task, but this group rose to the challenge of creating a yearbook under very challenging circumstances.  The yearbook staff was under the direction of Mrs. Holly James and Mrs. Jean Robinson.

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