When it comes to education, Sumter School District boasts award-winning public elementary, middle and high schools throughout the county. Accredited by the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, the district has over 80 national board-certified teachers. The district also has palmetto gold and silver award recipients, over $19.3 million awarded in merit-based scholarships to 2018 high school seniors and many programs to enhance post-secondary education with advanced placement, mentor programs and dual credit courses. View the Sumter School District's Welcome Guide for more info.

Sumter's first public charter STEM school will open in August 2021 - Liberty STEAM Charter School.

Additionally, there are numerous private K-12 schools including:

Sumter also has a very active homeschool support system.

Advanced degrees and continuing education certifications are available at six different institutions in Sumter:

The opportunity to get the degree or training you always wanted is available right here in Sumter, South Carolina.