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

School Board Meeting Date Change

The regular meeting of the School Board which was scheduled to take place on Monday, March 20, will instead take place on Monday, March 27, at 6 p.m. in the School Library.

Yinghua Academy School Board

School Board elections will be held May 1-8, 2017.

Four seats are up for election this year. Yinghua parents/guardians, licensed Yinghua Academy teachers and community members may run. The Board is seeking additional members with experience in any of the following areas: academic leadership, finance, risk management, fundraising or personnel management. Click here to learn more.

The Yinghua Academy School Board is the elected governing body of the school with primary responsibilities to develop the vision and uphold the mission of the school; to select, support and evaluate a chief executive; to ensure effective planning and legal compliance; to set policy that will ensure the school’s ongoing viability; and to oversee the short- and long-term fiscal health of the school.

The deadline to file as a candidate is Tuesday, March 28, 6 p.m.

CNY Performances

Yinghua’s 2017 Chinese New Year performances at Bethel University were a great success. Thank you for attending to support our students and teachers! Click here for CNY links and lists: CNY Links and Lists.

Yinghua Wins Innovation Award

On November 29 MN Association of Charter Schools (MACS) director Eugene Piccolo announced that Yinghua Academy is the winner of the first annual  New Forms of Accountability Innovation Award sponsored by MACS and funded by the Labrador Foundation. The award recognizes Yinghua’s pioneering collaboration with Minnesota Online High School to create three levels of Advanced Chinese online courses for K-8 immersion graduates. Immersion elementary schools are proliferating in the US, but high schools and colleges haven’t caught up. This program, with multiple levels of accountability, bridges the gap.

Spotlight on Chartering, Reward School & National Blue Ribbon

Education | Evolving featured Yinghua Academy in its recent Spotlight on Chartering blog post.

Dr. Brenda Cassellius congratulated Yinghua Academy on its recent designation as a 2016 Reward School. Our school is among the highest performing Title I schools in the state, This recognition reflects our students’ hard work, achievement and progress from year to year. Read more