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

OCTOBER DISMISSAL PLAN FORM – Due September 30th, 2014

Click here to access the October Dismissal Plan Form. If you have any questions about the form, please contact the main office or Libby Pomroy. Please note that forms will be due on September 30th.

Come to Curriculum Night!


Students and Staff gather in the newly-opened gymnasium for an assembly

As you can see by looking at the image above, Yinghua Academy had its first assembly in the newly-renovated gym this morning, September 15th. To get a tour of the brand-new facilities, as well as the opportunity to learn about the key ingredients for your child’s success at their new grade level, please come to Curriculum Night on Tuesday, September 16th. Last year’s yearbooks will also be distributed during the event.

Back-to-School Curriculum Night

7:00-7:30pm: Kick-off in Gymnasium

7:30-8:30pm: Conversation in the Classrooms

2014 Grandparents’ Day at Yinghua Academy

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Sponsored by the Yinghua Academy Community Association (YACA)

Are you a Yinghua grandparent?  Please click here for information about our special school celebration.

Parents of currently enrolled Yinghua students, please click here to learn more about the many wonderful activities the school is planning for Grandparents’ Day and how you may be able to help us as a volunteer on the day of the event—Thursday, October 2.


Welcome Back!

Yinghua has just started its second week and the days are beginning to fly by! Our first week was host to one of the largest transitions our school has seen since its inception and everyone on staff was ready to welcome the change. If you’re a parent of one of our students and didn’t receive our weekly newsletter, please let the main office know and follow this link for more updates.

An example of a mooncake

An example of a mooncake

As you may know, Monday, September 8th was Mid-Autumn Festival, an official harvest festival celebrated throughout Asia and here at Yinghua, as well. Teachers celebrated by eating mooncakes, which are round pastries usually filled with lotus seed or red bean paste. Mainland China will celebrate Teachers’ Day on the 10th of this month and Taiwan will celebrate it on the 28th, in honor of Confucius (孔子). Here at Yinghua, we will have Teacher Appreciation Day on the 26th of September.

For those who are still confused about the login information for the classroom pages, please refer to the newsletter’s Upcoming Events section on the first page to receive the new password. Additionally, please click here for more information on Curriculum Night, which is being held for adults on the 16th of September at 7:00pm.

The September Dismissal Plan and Carpool Registration Forms Can Be Found Here!

Attention all Yinghua Academy parents/guardians! If you haven’t filled out your September Dismissal Plans and Carpool Registration Forms, please do so as soon as possible.

September Dismissal Plan

Carpool Registration Form


Additional Openings in Kindergarten!

There’s still time to be a dragon! Starting in the fall of 2014, Yinghua Academy will have five full-day, Chinese immersion kindergarten classes.  This is an increase from four kindergarten sections during the past two school years.  If you or someone you know is still looking to enroll in a lifelong journey of language-learning and academic growth, download and submit an application now to be added to our short wait list for kindergarten which begins September 2, 2014.  Contact us at to learn more or to submit your application form.