Preparation for a Global Future

Yinghua Academy is the only full immersion Mandarin Chinese K-8 school in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 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

2022 End-of-Year Fundraising Campaign

This year, Yinghua is focusing fundraising goals on ensuring contentment remains a staple in our students’ learning with a them of “Simple Happiness: Reconnect with the Community”.

Donations will be used for:

  • Mobile basketball hoops and outdoor play equipment
  • Field trip transportation
  • Supporting educator well-being

You can help make moments of joy by donating to Yinghua Academy at!

Thank you so much for everything you do to support our students’ learning and to support Yinghua Academy!

School Dismissing 1 Hour Early – November 29

Today, Tuesday, November 29, Yinghua will be closing one hour early at 2:30 p.m. due to winter weather. Aftercare and all afternoon activities will be canceled. This includes the kindergarten information session scheduled for tonight. 

Pick-up will begin at 2:25 p.m. and will end at 2:45 p.m. Please check your Silent Dismissal settings and make an override for today if needed. Please call the Main Office, 612-788-9095, if you need assistance making an override.

Bus stop pick-ups will be approximately one hour earlier than normal.

Thank you.

POSTPONED – Kindergarten Information Session for Prospective Parents

Due to winter weather, Yinghua has postponed the kindergarten information session scheduled for tonight, November 29.

The new date for the kindergarten information session is 6:30-8 p.m. on December 14.

Thank you for your understanding. We hope all interested parties can attend the rescheduled session.

Meet Our Team – New Leadership, New Outlook

With the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year quickly arriving, please take the opportunity to read about Yinghua’s leadership team. With the goal of sustaining Yinghua’s legacy and building its future, this new leadership has a new outlook, even if they are all familiar faces!

You can read the Meet Our Team bios here!

You can also read Dr. Lien’s welcome letter to the Yinghua community for the upcoming school year here!




2022-23 Kindergarten Spots Available

News flash! We have a rare occurrence and, as a result, a rare opportunity for interested families! Yinghua currently has a limited number of open kindergarten spots for the upcoming 2022-23 school year. Current families know firsthand the value of a Yinghua education. The school has flourished because of dedicated school leaders, high-caliber teachers, energetic students, and supportive families.

Families that would like to apply should email Yinghua’s Registrar, Renee Cosgrove, To schedule a tour, applicants can contact Yinghua’s Communication and Development Coordinator, Claire Little,


If Yinghua Academy is closed due to snow or weather emergency, closing information will be posted by 6 a.m. on the day of the closing including on the School Home Page, local media (WCCO, KSTP, Kare11), and direct communication through email, text messages, and phone calls.

Yinghua Academy’s Administration will monitor weather forecasts and conditions to ensure the school will be open only during safe transportation conditions.