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

Red Envelope Campaign


We’ve raised just over $49,000 in this year’s Red Envelope Campaign for Yinghua. Your contributions are welcome–click Donate above to make an online gift via PayPal. Letter to Our Community about the Campaign.

CNY Performances

Yinghua’s 2017 Chinese New Year performances at Bethel University were a great success. Thank you for attending to support our students and teachers! Click here for CNY links and lists: CNY Links and Lists.

Yinghua Wins Innovation Award

On November 29 MN Association of Charter Schools (MACS) director Eugene Piccolo announced that Yinghua Academy is the winner of the first annual  New Forms of Accountability Innovation Award sponsored by MACS and funded by the Labrador Foundation. The award recognizes Yinghua’s pioneering collaboration with Minnesota Online High School to create three levels of Advanced Chinese online courses for K-8 immersion graduates. Immersion elementary schools are proliferating in the US, but high schools and colleges haven’t caught up. This program, with multiple levels of accountability, bridges the gap.

Spotlight on Chartering, Reward School & National Blue Ribbon

Education | Evolving featured Yinghua Academy in its recent Spotlight on Chartering blog post.

Dr. Brenda Cassellius congratulated Yinghua Academy on its recent designation as a 2016 Reward School. Our school is among the highest performing Title I schools in the state, This recognition reflects our students’ hard work, achievement and progress from year to year. Read more