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

2015-2016 Yinghua Academy Busing Survey

Click here to access the 2015-2016 Yinghua Academy Busing Survey. This survey is for all Yinghua Academy parents who have used busing in the past, or more importantly, wish to request a new stop for the 2015-2016 school year.

Yinghua Live! Spring Orchestral Concert (5/28) & Music Conservatory Recital (5/30)

The school is alive with the sound of our music programs! Come to our Spring Orchestral Concert on May 28th at 7:00 PM to hear the beautiful work of Yinghua’s Concerto Orchestra, the Concertino Orchestra, and our 4th Grade String Class. If you have a child in our conservatory program or just want to hear our blend of Chinese and Western instrumentation, please consider attending our Music Conservatory Recital at Yinghua on Saturday, May 30th. Students and faculty from Yinghua Academy will begin their recitals at 10:00 AM and continue through 3:00 PM. If you have any questions, please contact Dave Madsen, Office/Communications Manager:

2014-2015 Yearbook Ordering Information

It’s hard to believe that this academic year is already coming to close! As a way to celebrate the memories of the school year, please click here and enter School ID code 11174915 to begin the ordering process for your 2014-2015 yearbook. This year’s yearbook is $20 and will feature vibrant, full-color pages, an original student-designed cover (designed by Sophia Kelly in Class 5C), and a durable, high-quality hard cover that will protect those treasured memories! All yearbook orders are due by June 5th. If you have any questions regarding the yearbook, contact Office/Communications Manager, Dave Madsen:

School Board Election Results

Congratulations to the five new school board members who won the most votes in this year’s election, which concluded on May 11. New board members include: Kimberly Gill (teacher), Joel Luedtke (parent), Amanda Schneider (parent), and Chris Ziolkowski (community member).  Seth Werner (parent) was re-elected to the board. Terms for the new candidates begin on July 1 and run for three years.  Thank you to all eight candidates for their willingness to serve the school.  Yinghua is very fortunate to have had an outstanding slate of candidates!

Lastly, a dragon-sized thank you to outgoing Board Members Scott Jax and Walt Graff.  Scott is a parent who served as Facilities Chair for over 6 years, culminating his board service with our beautiful new building. Walt is a Community Member who contributed his background in Chinese culture and legal expertise to the Governance Committee.

“We Are Yinghua” Mural Project Sign-up

With the support of the administration, the mural team of Jenni Hoyt, Yu-Chia Chen and Ying Li, applied for and received a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council. The grant is for a mural designed and painted by our community and we need your help painting the walls! The mural will be painted on the two walls leading from Door #2 directly into the cafeteria. Painting will begin the week of March 30. Click here for sign-up options.

Summer Camp Registration Information

Summer Camp Registration is still open for Middle School! Please click the links below to access informational flyers and registration forms for the camp. Registration forms can be mailed in or dropped off at the main office. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Dave Madsen (; 612-788-9095 ext. 126).

Chinese Language Arts, Leadership, and Technology Camp for Middle School Students: July 27 through August 14, Monday—Friday, 8:30 a.m.—4:00 p.m.