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

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

2015CNYGōng xĭ fā cái! Our Year of the Sheep theme is “Magnificent beginnings to an auspicious and prosperous year.” Congratulations to our Artwork Contest winner, Annelise Carlson. Upload your photos for the slideshow. Find information on our schedules and activities.



January Dismissal Plans are Online

Please complete this form which communicates your instructions to the school regarding where you wish your child dismissed to every day of January. All January Dismissal Plans are due December 30th, after which time we will close the form.

Please note: Enrichment and music lessons begin the week of January 5th. Please select Aftercare for days your student has Enrichment or music lessons. Remember to mark music lessons and Enrichment classes as Aftercare. Basketball is Sports, not Enrichment.


Information Sessions for Prospective Parents

If you are a parent of a soon-to-be kindergartner and would like more information about Yinghua and the enrollment process, you’re encouraged to attend a comprehensive immersion information session on Saturday, January 10, 2015, from 10:00 to 11:30 AM. Please call the Main Office at 612-788-9095 or e-mail to to register in advance for this informational session.

If you would like to join a guided tour of Yinghua Academy, please call the office to reserve a spot: (612) 788-9095. Most tours are conducted with a group of prospective families on Thursday mornings from 9:30-10:30 AM.

If you have further questions, please consult the Visiting Yinghua and Enrollment Process pages for more detailed information.

Term II Enrichment Class Registration is Open!

Browse the Term II Enrichment Class Catalog! Lots of fun classes!

Register for Term II Enrichment Classes! Registration is online only — no paper forms. Registration for Term II ends December 12 at 3 p.m.

Term II classes begin the week of January 5 and run through February, with a make-up week, if needed, beginning March 9. No classes on January 19, but classes WILL run the rest of that week. No classes on February 16.

If you have any questions or suggestions about the Enrichment programming, contact the Enrichment Coordinator, Libby Pomroy. (

Over $22,000 raised on Give to the Max Day 2014


Thank you to our generous community who made nearly 200 donations on Thursday to support Yinghua students, totaling over $22,000. If you’d still like to donate toward our $35,000 goal, please make the gift directly to the school via check or use the Donate button on the Yinghua homepage.

All donations are tax-deductible and are invested in academic programs, teacher recruitment and retention, and technology. Thank you for your support! Xie xie!


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 as well as the handouts for a review of the materials covered during the sessions.

21st Century Skills: Preparing Students for THEIR Future

Homework Tips From Ruth Straub

How to Encourage Good Study Habits in a Child

Study Skills 101: Strategies for School Success

Top 10 Study Tips from a Middle School Teacher

Webpage Links for Great Study and Testtaking Skills