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Manning, SC
Students enrolled: 975

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Po Box 278
Manning, SC 29102

(803) 435-2114
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October 25, 2013
Laurence Manning is a fantastic Christian based school. As a member of the student body, we always accept new comers with open arms. Laurence Manning seperates itself from others school by having faculty and staff that really care about you and your grades. The headmaster ( Spencer Jordan) is a very open minded principal that implements new policies within the school that benefit the student. Such as the new policy that allows students to use cell phones in the hallway. This has greatly diminished the usage of the cell phone during class. Another thing that separates itself from other schools, is the student body. They are very cordial to new students and everyone at Laurence Manning is family. I love Laurence Manning and am very much looking forward to graduating with my class in 2016.

- submitted by a community member

March 08, 2012
I am a former graduate of Laurence Manning Academy (having attended there 13 years), and have successfully attended a 4 year university and achieved a 4.0, and currently applying to a masters program. I feel that the Honors program at LMA prepared me for my future academic endeavors alongside my will to succeed. I feel that in a sense, you can choose your future at LMA, as well as any other school, and just get by with taking "easy classes". I encourage all parents to push their students to challenge themselves as to be best prepared for college.

- submitted by a community member

February 20, 2011
I agree with many of the views of the previous post. My husband and I considered other schools and we decided to go with Laurence Manning. I have been impressed with administration and Dr. Jordan. I do hope there is continuous growth within the school but not at the expense of class size. Public school classrooms are continuing to grow in size with classes of 25 - 30. This is too many to have in one classroom to be effective in engaging students. There are pros and cons to all schools but right now this is the best fit for our family.

- submitted by a parent

January 01, 2011
I am very pleased with the academic progress of my children. My children entered under the leadership of Dr. Jordan and I am very pleased with what I continue to see. There is continuous growth in class size. Curriculum is on track with state guidelines. Chapel is every Wednesday. Students get the opportunity to have daily prayer time which is led by their teacher. Children are allowed to pray if they would like to. Sports are offered at all ages. I am hopeful that LMA will continue to proved academic excellence for many years to come!

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May 01, 2010
My twin boys were enrolled in LMA from K-4 thru 7th grade. The biggest mistake I ever made was to transfer them to school distict #2 in Sumter SC.Unfortunately,They neither one went on to graduate!While at LMA I never had such serious problems as we did in public school.Mr.Nally and the rest of the staff at LMA were always ready and available to help when needed.They always made my boys feel loved and welcome.As for my 9 year old little girl,she will graduate from LMA in 2019! That's that!!!She is an Honor Roll student just like her brothers were when at LMA!!!!

- submitted by a parent

January 03, 2008
Our Son transfered to LMA his Junior year. Coming from a 4A Public High School, I must admit, this was a very big change for him. LMA students and staff have accepted our son with open arms. The teachers are open to parent communication and they promote e-mail correndspondence. I'ts been a blessing to know our son is surrounded by Christian people at LMA. Mr. Spencer Jordan - Headmaster, really has a heart for 'People Building'; thanks for building up our son! So far, LMA has been a postive and stress free enviroment for our family. We've only been in attendance for two months, but I can't wait to see how things work out for the Spring.

- submitted by a parent
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December 17, 2007
This school provides students with a warm and friendly enviornment. The boys basketball program however leaves alot to be desired.

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October 27, 2007
LMA has been a great experience for our family, it is a safe christian, family oriented school. The parental support is tremedous.I have to say the fields and gym are packed with parents and students during any event. As far as fund-raisers are concerned they are necessary improve the school, and help keep cost down to make it affordable. Faculty and staff are awesome they really welcome you with open arms. GO CATS

- submitted by a parent

September 08, 2007
We have been at LMA for four years, and I have two children that attended. It is a safe, Christian school, with an outstanding faculty and administration. I recommend this school with all my heart. My children love going to school and I love knowing that they are getting a great education there. I know sometimes it seems like a lot of homework for little ones, but I know it is worth it. Along with a great education, LMA has outstanding extracurricular activities and many fun events. This is a family environment that I hope all l parents and children have the opportunity to experience.

- submitted by a parent

July 21, 2007
This school wa an awful experience for my children. For the most part the kids have all grown up together and have already formed their cliques. They are snobbish to 'outsiders'. The parents are worse than the students. Mr. Nalley, the Headmaster, only has one concern and that is fundraising for the new high school building. The elementary teachers were rude and gave out more homework than the high school teachers did. Overall it was not a good experience.

- submitted by a parent

April 03, 2007
LMA is an awesome school. We have a great faculty at Laurence Manning Academy.

- submitted by a student

December 19, 2006
Laurence Manning is the best school I ever went to. The small classes make you feel like you are more of a focus and chapel on Wednesday was a great thing to have in a school. They are so much more personal and it's like a big family out there because everyone knows everyone which is a very uncommon thing in schools. I can't wait to come back. Plus the school gets the kids involved in charity events which is a great lesson to teach. Their teaching goes beyond the class or subject. I can personally say I have learned many of my life lessons from the administration and staff.

- submitted by a student

May 07, 2006
laurence manning was really....... fun. i have been there since 1st grade, but i haven't graduated from there yet.. and the teachers are so cool.

- submitted by a student

February 12, 2005
This school is awesome no one is singled out and everyne is accepted . I have been going to school here for 9 years from K-4 and i wouldnt wanna go anywhere else .

- submitted by a student

February 03, 2005
I graduated from Laurence Manning in May of 2004 also. I loved this school. I went there since 4th grade and I loved my teachers, friends, and everything else I took from this school. The teachers are not just your teachers, they are your friends and both Mr. Nalley and the teachers care about you, in school and in life! I am proud to say I went to Laurence Manning and I will tell you parents that you should send your kids here! I love Laurence Manning Academy - GO SWAMPCATS!

- submitted by a student

January 14, 2005
I graduated from LMA in May 2004. I absolutely loved LMA! Mr. Nalley is def. different than most principles I know. He likes to get involoved with student activites and he tries to understand the students. HE MAKES SCHOOL FUN! The teachers at LMA can be described in one word - AMAZING! They dedicate their time to helping students achieve the students goal. In other words, LMA is a great school to go to and reccommend all parents to send their children there. When I am asked what school I graduated from I am extremely proud to say I graduated from LMA because this school taught me so many things that I can apply to real life experiences!

- submitted by a student

November 20, 2004
This school is the greatest school ever and it has great education and i would send a child here in a heart beat- it feels like a home and a big familly everyone is so nice- i love laurence manning academy-- go cats.

- submitted by a student

October 07, 2004
This is the first year my chidren have attended a private schoool. Coming from the public schools of sc I have to say we have found an 'angel' in our midst. The teachers and staff are awesome. The children that attend lma are very respectful and well mannered. Thank you Laurence-Manning!

- submitted by a parent

August 02, 2004
This school has a good christian environment with skilled caring teachers.

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Laurence Manning Academy
Po Box 278, Manning, SC  29102
(803) 435-2114
Last modified Laurence Manning Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Laurence Manning Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top