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

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!



Middle School Fall Halloween Dance

Halloween Dance Flyer

Middle School families: Please join us on Friday, November 7, 6:00pm-9:30pm for the Middle School Fall Halloween Dance. Click the image above for more information.

November Dismissal Plan Form Is Online

Please complete this form which communicates your instructions to the school regarding where you wish your child dismissed to every day of the month.

Enrichment classes end the week of Nov. 10, with make-up classes the week of Nov. 17.
Music lessons end the week of Nov. 10, with make-up lessons the week of Nov. 17.
No school Nov. 26-28
Form closes October 31.
DO NOT make more than one entry. Call the office with changes.
Print the form before you press SUBMIT to keep a copy of your selections.
Be careful to get your child’s class correct, as we sort the information by classroom

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.

2014 Grandparents’ Day: A Successful Day of Celebration


What a fun day and fantastic turnout on Thursday! Yinghua Academy bustled with excitement from grandparents, staff, volunteers, and students. Last year, we had about 400 grandparents visit with 150 at the Kinder Campus. Although our celebration of elders landed on a Thursday, we had 470 grandparents attend making 640 visits to classrooms.

Thank you to all of our 80+ volunteers who helped make Grandparents’ Day a success. We had many volunteers and staff work on activities last spring, over the summer, and behind the scenes to plan this event, including some grandparents.



Thanks to YACA and the YACA Board for sponsoring Grandparents’ Day. A special thanks to Facilities, Custodial Services, and Cafeteria Staff for cleaning, setting up, cleaning up, and directing traffic throughout the building and in the cafeteria.

Information for Prospective Families

If you are a parent of a soon-to-be kindergartner and would like more information about Yinghua and the enrollment process, you’re encouraged to attend a comprehensive immersion information session on either Tuesday, December 9, 2014, from 6:30 to 8:00 PM or Saturday, January 10, 2015, from 10:00 to 11:30 AM.  Please call the Main Office at 612-788-9095 or e-mail to to register in advance for these informational sessions.

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.