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

National Blue Ribbon and Other Recognition

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan named Yinghua Academy a National Blue Ribbon School based on overall academic excellence.  In 2015, the Department of Education awarded this honor to 335 schools, seven of which are in Minnesota.

Noteworthy is that Yinghua is one of only 15 charter schools nationwide to receive the award this year, and one of only a handful of immersion schools to ever receive the award. Thank you to our incredible teachers, staff, students, parents, board members, and community members who have collaborated these past TEN years to culminate in achieving this amazing recognition! The Minneapolis Start Tribune reported the award on October 9, 2015: Minneapolis Chinese immersion school gets a Blue Ribbon.

Yinghua was featured in the Sunday New York Times and International New York Times and received a Confucius Classroom of the Year Award from HanBan. For more news about Yinghua, see our Press page and History page.

Student Registration Orientation Sessions

New this school year, parents and guardians may sign up to use a school computer for assistance with school forms for student health, lunch ordering, dismissal and emergency contacts. Staff will be on hand to help. Click here to sign up.

Is it worth it? A parent of a kindergartener and third grader said: “I took advantage of the registration training session, and I’m so glad I did.  The instructor walked me through
each of the systems, explained why it is used and helped me get set up on each one. Thanks to the session, I am sure I haven’t missed anything.  I got real time answers to my questions and help when I ran into issues (and I had questions and issues!). I spent a little over an hour at the session, but now I am ready to go.  I even placed my September lunch order.  I highly recommend these sessions!”