About Us

About Us

Afterschool & Summer Programs for Irmo, SC!

Lake Murray Afterschool Academy is owned and operated by Tara McCutcheon Smith. We are an academic-based afterschool program and pride ourselves on doing a superb job! We offer various enrichment programs for your child so that he or she may grow and develop beyond the classroom. We mirror your child's school day and are an extension to the learning environment that he or she is exposed to through his or her school. We provide care outside of school hours, early release days, during school holiday breaks, and over the summer break. Afterschool care is available to ages K - 6th grade. Our summer camp session still involves a learning environment, but includes off-site field trips! The experiences we give your children will write their "What I Did the Summer" essay for them!

Afterschool Program with a Learning Environment

Our priority is your child’s education.  Our staff is comprised of experienced, caring individuals who are either currently enrolled in the Education Program at the University of South Carolina or who were or are certified teachers. They are available to help your child every afternoon for 45 minutes with his or her homework. Each teacher checks your child's homework for completion and accuracy. 
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Learning in a Fun Environment

At Lake Murray Afterschool Academy, we believe that learning and fun do not have to be mutually exclusive. On the contrary, we think fun and learning can work together to help your child fully absorb the lesson at hand. We strive to synthesize the two by exposing children to exciting programs that extend beyond the classroom and traditional learning environments. We hope to enrich your child’s life, allowing him or her to grow emotionally, physically, socially, and mentally. We look forward to working with you and your child!
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