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

The September Dismissal Plan and Carpool Registration Forms Can Be Found Here!

Attention all Yinghua Academy parents/guardians! If you haven’t filled out your September Dismissal Plans and Carpool Registration Forms, please do so as soon as possible.

September Dismissal Plan

Carpool Registration Form


Additional Openings in Kindergarten!

There’s still time to be a dragon! Starting in the fall of 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.  If you or someone you know is still looking to enroll in a lifelong journey of language-learning and academic growth, download and submit an application now to be 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