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

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

2016 Minnesota Educators Delegation

Yinghua Executive Director Susan Berg and Academic Director Luyi Lien joined administrators from five school districts on the 2016 Minnesota Educators Delegation trip to China. The group visited six schools in Shanghai, Beijing and other cities, and had round table discussions with policy makers, Chinese principals and university faculty members. Mrs. Berg and Dr. Lien also visited our sister school, Number 8 Middle School in Hohhot.  Read more