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.

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Martin Luther King Holiday
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Please visit the Athletics page for updated schedules of all Laurence Manning Academy athletic events

Athletics Happening This Week:

Due to COVID protocol, only parents and siblings of players and cheerleaders will be admitted to home basketball games.  Please tune in via SwampcatTV to catch all the action.


1154 Academy Drive

P.O.Box 278

Manning, South Carolina 29102   

​Tel: 803-435-2114 

​Fax: 803-435-9154    


            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!  

Top 20 Under 40 Professionals

Laurence Manning is proud to announce that our very own Coach Austin Floyd was selected by readers of The Item as one of the Top 20 Young Professionals Under 40 in Sumter, Clarendon, and Lee counties. Coach Floyd's influence goes beyond the field on Friday nights.  He is dedicated to helping his players grow socially and spiritually as well.  We are blessed tp have Coach Floyd as a part of the Swampcat family!  Congratulations Coach and GO CATS!

          Coach Austin Floyd and his wife Whitney

Also honored as a Top 20 Under 40 Professional was John "JT" Duke. Duke is a 2012 graduate of Laurence Manning and currently works as a loan and banking officer with the Bank of Clarendon.  Congratulations JT on the difference you are making in your community!  


Players Selected for Region Honors

The Athletics Department and Coach Austin Floyd. are proud to announce that the following players have been selected for region honors.  





  • Athlete of the Year = Gabe Harris 

  • 1st Team Fullback = Nolan Osteen

  • 1st Team Offensive Line = Britton Morris 

  • 1st Team Defensive Line = Henry Black

  • 1st Team Wide Receiver = Brandon King

  • 1st Team Linebacker = Bennett Stephens 

  • 1st Team Linebacker = Jonathan Griffith 


2nd Team 

  • 2nd Team Defensive Back = Bryce Acord

  • 2nd Team Defensive Back = Jarrett Poole 

  • 2nd Team Defensive Line = Dalton Brown 

  • 2nd Team Linebacker = Mickey Jordan 

  • 2nd Team QB = Tyler June




The North/South game will be played Friday, December 4 at Heathwood Hall at 6pm.

Offensive Line = Britton Morris

Defensive Line = Henry Black 

Linebacker = Bennett Stephens

Linebacker = Jonathan Griffith 

Wide Receiver = Gabe Harris

Congratulations on your selection.  We know you will represent us well!  GO CATS!

Discount Cards Are Still Available!

The LMA Discount Card is on sale now! These cards are good for businesses in both Manning and Sumter.  Get your card for $10 from your favorite Swampcat or from either of our administrative offices and start saving today!


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