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

Collaborative Painting Auction – OPEN until this Sunday!

Each year, lead by our amazing art teacher Ms Byram, Yinghua Academy’s middle school students work together, class by class, to create beautiful collaborative paintings – recreating classic pieces with a new twist. Take home a piece of your child’s middle school years & bid on one of these gorgeous paintings at, AND support the school with this cool fundraiser! Xie xie!

It went live last night (4/17) at 9am and ends 7pm on Sunday (4/20).

It’s Book Fair Time!

The Spring book fair will be held in the cafeteria on the Main Campus during conferences:

1PM – 8PM on Thursday 4/17 and
8AM – 2PM on Friday 4/18.

If you miss the fair or would like to browse a larger selection of the books Schoalstic has to offer, you can shop and order online. Any books you order through the online fair are shipped to the school free of charge and sent home with your student.  The online fair runs through Monday, 4/28.

Usborne books will be at both the main campus and the kinder campus.

Thanks for shopping! Remember, we receive a percentage of sales in free books, so your purchase means more books for Yinghua’s growing library.


Last Chance Auction Items

Check out the Middle School Artwork featured in the hallways of the Main Campus when you’re at conferences and the Book Fair this week. And, don’t forget to get your bid in on the artwork before Sunday April 20th, here – Middle School Artwork Online Auction!

Red Envelope Campaign: Filled Up With Love for Yinghua!


photoWe did it!   The official tally is $36,000!!! Thank you to our donors for your generosity! You have helped us close the gap between the funding we receive as a charter school and the cost of our extraordinary program.

Why did so many give so generously to Yinghua? We asked our donors and they said… Read more

Chinese New Year Performance

A huge thank you to our teachers, staff, and volunteers who helped make this year’s Chinese New Year event such a success! Our 2014 DVD is currently in production.  Here is a clip of 2014′s performance made by the same company.

Yinghua Academy Chinese New Year 2014 from on Vimeo.

Considering Yinghua? Come visit us!

If you are considering applying to Yinghua for the 2014-15 school year, please come for a tour of the school while it’s in session!  Click here for all the tour dates and full details. We look forward to meeting you. The Open Enrollment period is now closed.  The lottery was held on Tuesday, February 4 and the results are posted. Applications will continue to be accepted and will be added to the wait list in the order in which they are received.  If you have questions, please contact the office.  Thank you for your interest in Yinghua!