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.


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Please give generously to the Red Envelope Campaign, 2/19 through 3/6!

2/26 Campaign Update: We are 1/4 of the way to our $40,000 goal!   We are above $10,000!  Thank you to all of the generous donors. Please make your donation today.

Chinese New Year marks the start of the Red Envelope Campaign, our biggest giving event of the year! It is named for the red envelopes (hong bao) filled with gifts of money that are traditionally given by adults to members of younger generations.

This year’s Red Envelope campaign runs from 2/19 to 3/6. Our goal is to raise $40,000 from parents, grandparents, staff, alumni, board members, and friends to help provide the best immersion environment possible.

Proceeds from this year’s event will be used to help pay for immigration visas for our teachers and to help cover expenses to outfit our new building –  such as window coverings for all the new classrooms, upgrades to the library collection, and more smartboards for the elementary classrooms.

If you are on our mailing list, you should have received a red envelope in the mail around February 19th asking for your donation. You can also contribute using the DONATE button in the right column of our homepage. We ask you to make a personally meaningful gift to support our students – gifts in any amount are appreciated!  Thank you for supporting the world-class education that Yinghua provides in Minneapolis.

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

2015CNYHappy Chinese New Year! Xīn nían kùai lè! It’s time to enjoy all of the Chinese New Year activities and the performances. Tickets are selling fast: the noon performance is almost sold out less than 200 seats remain for the 4 pm performance! Noon performers should arrive by 8:15 a.m. and 4 p.m.-only performers should arrive by 2 p.m. Traffic and parking will be very busy after the noon performance and before the 4 p.m. dress rehearsal at 2 p.m. Several parking lots will be available as well as street parking on Old Hwy 10, County E2, and neighborhood streets according to regular street parking signs and laws. Don’t forget to order your performance DVD by March 6! New updates:  rehearsal day reminders, performance day reminders, updated Bethel parking map.

Click here to access the Main CNY Page.

March Dismissal Plan FORM – Due February 27th, 2015

Please click here to fill out and submit your child’s dismissal plan form for March. This form is due on Feb. 27 at 5:00 PM. Any late dismissal plans can be sent Read more

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!

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