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Parents create Ginney Point Academy as school solution

In July, the school situation for the fall semester at Mathews County Public Schools was still unknown due to the COVID-19 pandemic and parents Isabelle Behnam and Julie Fielding began discussing educational options for their children for the coming school year.

Fielding’s aunt and uncle, Martha and Paul Ebbers, offered them the use of their old home, located in Cobbs Creek, as a schoolhouse. From there, Fielding, Behnam and other parents created Ginney Point Academy for their children.

A total of eight students attend Ginney Point Academy, ranging in ages from 6-11 and encompassing first, second, third and fifth grades. On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings, the students arrive at Ginney Point at 8 o’clock so they are ready for their 8:15 morning meeting classes with Mathews schools.

In the afternoons, students play outside and have the option to go swimming, paddleboarding and kayaking. After recess, the children have resource class taught by specialists in the a...

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