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

Spirit Wear is Here!

We’ve partnered with Monkey in a Dryer to bring you four new school spirit wear items. Click here to order. This is a two-week, online sale with four new items and something special for Yinghua moms! Order by Sunday, August 6, and pick up your gear at school during Meet Your Teacher.

Yinghua parent volunteers selected Monkey in a Dryer (MIAD) for Yinghua’s new line of spirit wear. MIAD is a Northeast Minneapolis, woman-owned, green business. Their mission is to do amazing work for a fair price and be a good neighbor. MIAD is moving toward being a zero-waste leader in the screen-printing industry.

Contact our YACA spirit wear volunteers to learn more and offer feedback:

Label Everything!

Our advice: label everything your child wears or brings to and from school. A good source for adhesives for clothing, water bottles, lunch boxes and more is Mabel’s Labels which has frequent sales. Yinghua receives a donation from Mabel’s every time you order.

Yinghua Library Open Hours

The Yinghua school library is open through August 10 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The exception is the week of July 3-7 when the school is closed.

Yinghua PE Teacher Wins Award

On May 18, Fox 9 reporter Hobie Artigue presented a 2017 Top Teacher award to Yinghua physical education teacher Sarah Totall. The award, sponsored by Royal Credit Union and Fox 9, honors Ms. Totall for innovative teaching. The award stipend will help fund the Ninja Warrior extension to the climbing wall in the Yinghua gym. Here is the video clip:

Yinghua Wins Second Innovation Award

The MN Association of Charter Schools (MACS) has awarded Yinghua Academy a second Innovation Award! The 2017 award recognizes us for innovative measurement of outcomes through the annual Academic Performances program developed in 2007 by Dr. Luyi Lien, Academic Director. During classroom-based events in spring of each year, students show and share what they know in a performance that integrates Chinese, math, science and social studies topics.

In November 2016, Yinghua received the MACS award for new forms of accountability through its 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. Watch the Innovation Video.

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