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.

Updated August 2021


May 2-6
Teacher Appreciation Week
May 11
Senior Chapel
May 13
High School Field Day
Last Day for Seniors
May 20
Middle School Field Day
K5 Graduation 
8:30am - Bubba Davis Gymnasium
May 22
Baccalaureate Service
5pm - Bubba Davis Gymnasium
May 23
Class Night
7pm - Bubba Davis Gymnasium
May 23-25
MS/HS Exams
May 24
7pm - Weldon Auditorium
May 25
Athletic Awards Night
6:30pm - Bubba Davis Gymnasium


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

Girls and Boys State Delegates Chosen

The following young men have been selected to participate in Palmetto Boys State this summer:


Parker Tisdale

Joe Wilson

Henry Durant

The following young ladies have been selected to participate in Palmetto Girls State this summer:

Hailey Lynch

Anna Kate Dubose

Palmetto Boys State and Girls State is a week long citizenship and leadership program designed to teach high school students about local and state government and the true meaning of citizenship.


Dance Teams Take Home Honors

The LMA Dance Teams took home several top honors at the recent SCISA State Dance Competition.  

Elementary Jazz/Hip-Hop - "The 90s Called"
!st Place Division and Overall Winner

Middle School Hip-Hop - "Title Fight"
1st Place Division and Overall Winner

High School Small Group Contemporary - "Battlefield"
1st Place Division

High School Small Group (Duet) Lyrical - "Beautiful Things"
1st Place Division and Overall Winner

High School Large Group Tap- "Popping Tags"
1st Place Division

Both teams are under the direction of Mrs. Dixie Elliott.



1154 Academy Drive

P.O.Box 278

Manning, South Carolina 29102   

​Tel: 803-435-2114 

​Fax: 803-435-9154    


Alumni News

If you are a graduate of LMA, we would love to hear from you!  Let us know what you are up to now. You may send in information to communications@lmaedu.org

Please go to www.LMAUpdate.info to stay connected with all the wonderful things happening at LMA!


Click the Amazon link above and every time you shop with Amazon -  they will make a donation to Laurence Manning Academy!  

4th Annual Cats on the Course

Join the 4th annual Cats on the Course Golf Tournament supporting Swampcat varsity football. 

Tournament will be held at Shannon Greens Golf Club on June 25, 2022. Registration begins at 8am and tee off is at 9:00am

Registration Form

Athletic Physicals

Nurse Brooke Brewer is one again excited to offer physicals at school for the upcoming school year.  If your student is planning to play any sport during the 22-23 school year, this is the perfect time to have these physicals completed.

Rising 6th - 8th grades - May 17, 2022

Time:  12pm (specific times will be determined) 
Location:  Nurse's office
Cost:  $35 

Signed forms and payment due by Monday, May 9
Middle School Physical Forms 

Rising 9th - 12th grades - May 13, 2022
Time:  2pm (specific times will be determined)

Location:  Johnson Center
Cost:  Free

Signed forms due by Monday, May 9
High School Physical Forms


Enroll Now for 22-23!!

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                      Summer Camps

Registration is now open for the following summer camps.  As camps are scheduled by coaches, this information will be updated.

Volleyball - June 13-15
Lady Cats Basketball - June 6-8
Little Cats Basketball - June 21-23
Gymnastics Camp - June 6-9
Ninja Camp - June 6-9


Athletic Director and Head Varsity Football Coach Chosen

We are excited to announce Mr. Will Furse as the new Athletic Director and Head Varsity Football Coach of the Swampcats.


Mr. Furse is a 2005 graduate of Laurence Manning Academy. His family has a rich history as loyal educators, students, graduates, and supporters of LMA.


After graduating from LMA in 2005, Mr. Furse attended Clemson University where he also served as a student assistant for defense with the Tigers football program under Coach Dabo Swinney.


He has also been successful as a coach at CE Murray (2013-2018) and at Laurence Manning (2011-2014, 2019 to present).


Mr. Furse and his wife, Susan Hayne Furse, are excited for this new opportunity at LMA.


Although Mr. Furse has already begun many of his duties, he will officially be joining us on campus in early May.

Please join us in welcoming Mr. Furse as our new Athletic Director and Head Varsity Football coach!


2022 Teacher of the Year Selected

Congratulations to Mrs. Robin Page for being named the 2021-2022 LMA Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Page currently teaches 7th grade pre-algebra and 8th history.  She also serves on the PAT and is the head coach for cheerleading.  

Mrs. Page was nominated and voted on by her colleagues.  She will move on to represent LMA as our nominee for SCISA Teacher of the Year!

We love you Mrs. Page!





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