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

Picture Day for Prospective Kindergartners

Friday, October 24th, is Picture Day for Yinghua Academy students. However, if you are a parent of a prospective kindergartner for the 2015-16 academic year, you can attend picture day a year early so your child’s photo and information is up-to-date for his/her first year in school. Photos for incoming kindergartners will be conducted from 3:30 – 4:00 PM on Friday. This is not required for all prospective kindergartners–just those who would like to get ahead of the game!

Please follow the steps on to order pictures online. The Picture Day ID is MI214232Y0. Having completed the online ordering process, you can print out the confirmation sheet and bring it with your child on Picture Day.

Picture Day Is Almost Here!

Please note that this Friday, October 24th, is Picture Day and a non-uniform day. Students are allowed to wear whatever they want, within reason. Lifetouch’s Picture Day ordering forms were distributed to your students via their homeroom teachers two weeks ago.

If you didn’t receive our email regarding Picture Day forms, here’s a reminder: You have two options to order pictures (listed in order of preference):

1. You can follow the steps on the form and go to to order pictures online. The Picture Day ID is MI214232Y0. Having completed the online ordering process, you can print out the confirmation sheet and send it with your child on Picture Day.

2. You can fill out the paper form with a check/money order and send it back with your students to their homeroom teacher. The form will then be stored in a safe place in your student’s homeroom room until Picture Day on the 24th of October.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the main office.

Middle School Fall Halloween Dance

Halloween Dance Flyer

Middle School families: Please join us on Friday, November 7, 6:00pm-9:30pm for the Middle School Fall Halloween Dance. Click the image above for more information.

November Dismissal Plan Form Is Online

Please complete this form which communicates your instructions to the school regarding where you wish your child dismissed to every day of the month.

Enrichment classes end the week of Nov. 10, with make-up classes the week of Nov. 17.
Music lessons end the week of Nov. 10, with make-up lessons the week of Nov. 17.
No school Nov. 26-28
Form closes October 31.
DO NOT make more than one entry. Call the office with changes.
Print the form before you press SUBMIT to keep a copy of your selections.
Be careful to get your child’s class correct, as we sort the information by classroom

Online Book Fair through Oct. 27

If you missed the in-school book fair during conferences, or would like to browse a larger selection of the books Scholastic has to offer, you can shop and order books online. All orders placed through the online fair qualify for free shipping to the school, and are sent home with your student in early November. The online fair runs through Monday, October 27th. Yinghua receives a percentage of sales in free books, so your purchase means more books for our growing library.

2013-14 Annual Report Now Published

Yinghua’s Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report is now available! Click to view the report, which recaps the past year and looks ahead to a bright future. Packed with information and analysis, it’s a worthwhile read for every parent, staff member, and community member who wants to get to know the school better.

2014 Grandparents’ Day: A Successful Day of Celebration


What a fun day and fantastic turnout on Thursday! Yinghua Academy bustled with excitement from grandparents, staff, volunteers, and students. Last year, we had about 400 grandparents visit with 150 at the Kinder Campus. Although our celebration of elders landed on a Thursday, we had 470 grandparents attend making 640 visits to classrooms.

Thank you to all of our 80+ volunteers who helped make Grandparents’ Day a success. We had many volunteers and staff work on activities last spring, over the summer, and behind the scenes to plan this event, including some grandparents.



Thanks to YACA and the YACA Board for sponsoring Grandparents’ Day. A special thanks to Facilities, Custodial Services, and Cafeteria Staff for cleaning, setting up, cleaning up, and directing traffic throughout the building and in the cafeteria.