Preparation for a Global Future

Yinghua Academy is the only full immersion Mandarin Chinese K-8 school in Minneapolis. It opened in 2006 as the first public charter Chinese immersion school in the U.S. and the first Chinese immersion school in the Midwest. Yinghua continues to be a national leader, offering an international perspective and outstanding results.


新闻 | News & Events

February Dismissal Plans Due Jan. 29

Please click here to access the February Dismissal Plan Form.

Please note:

  • February Dismissal Plan closes at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 29.
  • Please DO NOT enter more than one plan per student. If you’ve entered a plan and need to make a change, call the office.
  • Enter AFTERCARE for days your student is in Enrichment or music lessons.
  • Enter SPORTS for days your student is enrolled in basketball or floor hockey with Ms. Totall or Ms. Thune.
  • There is no school on Monday, February 16.
  • If your student is staying for MCA test prep, mark Aftercare ONLY if they are joining Aftercare after test prep. If you are picking them up after test prep, enter Curbside Pick-up.

Chinese New Year Performances on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at Bethel University

2015CNYGōng xĭ fā cái! Our Year of the Sheep theme is “Magnificent beginnings to an auspicious and prosperous year.” Congratulations to our Artwork Contest winner, Annelise Carlson.

Order your performance DVD!

Tickets available Jan. 30.


Newly added: information on costume requirements,  school dress rehearsal schedule, dumpling days, Bethel classroom locations, and ticketing. Check back for updates. Click here to access the Main CNY Page.

Enrollment Information for Prospective Parents

If you are a parent of a soon-to-be kindergartner and would like to enroll your child in our lottery-based selection process, please fill out this form and submit it either in-person or by post to our main office by January 30th at 6:00 PM.

If you would like to join a guided tour of Yinghua Academy, please call the office to reserve a spot: (612) 788-9095. Most tours are conducted with a group of prospective families on Thursday mornings from 9:30-10:30 AM.

If you have further questions, please consult the Visiting Yinghua and Enrollment Process pages for more detailed information.

Yinghua Featured in the New York Times!


Yinghua is proud to have been featured in the Sunday New York Times and International New York Times from 10/26/14.  The article discusses the growth of Chinese immersion education in America. Check it out here!



Over $22,000 raised on Give to the Max Day 2014


Thank you to our generous community who made nearly 200 donations on Thursday to support Yinghua students, totaling over $22,000. If you’d still like to donate toward our $35,000 goal, please make the gift directly to the school via check or use the Donate button on the Yinghua homepage.

All donations are tax-deductible and are invested in academic programs, teacher recruitment and retention, and technology. Thank you for your support! Xie xie!


Study Skills 101 Seminar Materials

For those parents/guardians who didn’t have a chance to attend the Study Skills 101 Seminar earlier in the month, please take a look at the Powerpoint presentation as well as the handouts for a review of the materials covered during the sessions.

21st Century Skills: Preparing Students for THEIR Future

Homework Tips From Ruth Straub

How to Encourage Good Study Habits in a Child

Study Skills 101: Strategies for School Success

Top 10 Study Tips from a Middle School Teacher

Webpage Links for Great Study and Testtaking Skills

2013-14 Annual Report Now Published

Yinghua’s Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report is now available! Click to view the report, which recaps the past year and looks ahead to a bright future. Packed with information and analysis, it’s a worthwhile read for every parent, staff member, and community member who wants to get to know the school better.