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

Happy Summer!

Happy Summer

Yinghua Academy would like to extend an extra-special, heartfelt thanks to our students and parents for another unforgettable school year! If you’d like to call or stop into the office, we will continue our normal office hours (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM) until Friday, June 19th.

Beginning on Monday, June 22nd, the office will start summer hours: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. If you have time and want to stop by, feel free to visit the library on Tuesdays and Thursdays to connect with the community, listen to our guest readers, and meet special guests! These open library hours will continue throughout the summer, but keep in mind that the school will be closed July 6-10 for summer vacation.

Yinghua on Kare 11!


Click here to watch a clip from Kare 11′s broadcast coverage of the “We Are Yinghua” Mural Dedication on Monday, June 8th. Special thanks to Jenni Hoyt for her vision of representing Yinghua by combining Eastern and Western elements into the mural and her endless hours of coordination and effort to complete the masterpiece!


School Board Election Results

Congratulations to the five new school board members who won the most votes in this year’s election, which concluded on May 11. New board members include: Kimberly Gill (teacher), Joel Luedtke (parent), Amanda Schneider (parent), and Chris Ziolkowski (community member).  Seth Werner (parent) was re-elected to the board. Terms for the new candidates begin on July 1 and run for three years.  Thank you to all eight candidates for their willingness to serve the school.  Yinghua is very fortunate to have had an outstanding slate of candidates!

Lastly, a dragon-sized thank you to outgoing Board Members Scott Jax and Walt Graff.  Scott is a parent who served as Facilities Chair for over 6 years, culminating his board service with our beautiful new building. Walt is a Community Member who contributed his background in Chinese culture and legal expertise to the Governance Committee.

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 Read more