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

Grandparents’ Day–Celebrate Longevity and Wisdom

Grandparents’ Day is Thursday, October 6. A morning program is planned for guests of students in kindergarten and grades 1, 3 and 5, while the afternoon program is for guests of students in grades 2, 4, 6, 7 and 8. Read more

National Blue Ribbon and Other Recognition

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan named Yinghua Academy a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School based on overall academic excellence.  In 2015, the U.S. Department of Education awarded this honor to 335 schools, seven of which are in Minnesota.

Noteworthy is that Yinghua is one of only 15 charter schools nationwide to receive the award in 2015, and one of only a handful of immersion schools ever to receive the award. Thank you to our incredible teachers, staff, students, parents, board members, and community members who have helped Yinghua achieve this amazing recognition! The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported the award on October 9, 2015: Minneapolis Chinese immersion school gets a Blue Ribbon.

Yinghua was featured in the Sunday New York Times and International New York Times and received a Confucius Classroom of the Year Award from HanBan. For more news about Yinghua, see our Press Archive and Mission & History.