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

Lands’ End Promo

From Tuesday July 29th – August 1st, receive $30 off $100 or $20 off $75 on school uniform merchandise.  Enter the Promotion Code: SCISSORS and PIN: 2686 at checkout to access the promotion.

Lands' End July 29-August 1 Promo

Openings in Kindergarten

Starting Fall 2014, Yinghua Academy will have five full-day, Chinese immersion kindergarten classes.  This is an increase from four kindergarten sections during the past two school years.  Download and submit an application now if you are interested in  being added to our short wait list for kindergarten which begins September 2, 2014.  Contact us at to learn more or to submit your application form.

Dragon Boat Festival

Yinghua Academy was well represented at the 2014 Lake Phalen Dragon Boat Festival.  Led by Captain, Denny Grubish, otherwise known as Treasurer for the YA Board of Education, the YA team did well in all heats, beating our competition in three out of four races.  With only 20-30 minutes of paddling experience gained from the morning practice session, this enthusiastic group who represented administration, teachers, board members, parents, and friends and neighbors of parents had a ball!  We were proud of our efforts although we didn’t bring home any trophies this year.  Our fans on the shore helped to spur us on with their “Jiayou, Yinghua!” chants. It was an absolutely picture perfect summer day in MN!

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Summer Office Hours

The Yinghua Academy office summer hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm.

The school will be closed from June 30-July 4.

Thanks, and have a great summer!

Lands’ End Fitting

Click below for a link to a promotional event that Lands’ End is holding at their Sears stores this summer for school uniforms.

Lands' End

Grandparents Day Save-the-Date

Grandparents Day is October 2. Incoming families may submit addresses via our online form: Grandparent Address Form. Current families may send any grandparent address changes to Along with the student and grandparent classroom time, we’ll have a reception and new this year school tours and an Immersion 101 presentation. More details coming this fall. Thank you to all of the students who submitted entries to the Grandparents Day Artwork Contest. The winners are Read more

Chinese Immersion Summer Camps

Through the STARTALK grant, Yinghua will be offering two summer camps, one for Middle School students in grades 6-9 (entering grades 7-10 in the fall), and one for aspiring or new Chinese immersion teachers who wish to learn theories and methods, and gain practical experience.

In addition, we will have the popular half-day immersion camp (for students entering grades K-6 in the fall).  We added a Summer Care program (non immersion) this year for students who would like to participate in afternoon activities.

For more information, please click on the following links:

Fun with Chinese (August 4-15, morning camp, for students entering grades K-6)

Summer Care (August 4-15, afternoon program, for students entering grades K-6)

Chinese Language, Leadership, and Technology Camp (July 21- August 15, for students entering grades 7-10)

Immersion Mandarin Professionals Acquire Coaching and Training (July 21-August 15, for aspiring and new teachers)