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.

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2018-19 School Supply Lists

Teachers have prepared school supply lists for the 2018-19 school year. Read more

K-1 Student Performs Shakespeare on The Ellen Show

A Yinghua kindergartener performed Lady Macbeth’s famous sleepwalking monologue on The Ellen Show on May 30, 2018. Host Sean Hayes asked six-year-old Zoey about her interest in Shakespeare. The youngster explained, she wanted to do what her dad does. He is on faculty with the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program and was a founding member of Shenandoah Shakespeare Express (now the American Shakespeare Center), and mom is in the business too–she’s a voice over and regional theater actor. Zoey began learning lines from Shakespeare when she was two–she and mom practiced during car rides. She now has twelve Shakespeare monologues committed to memory.

We are proud of our student’s extraordinary knowledge of Shakespeare, and we’re not beyond boasting about a Chinese immersion kindergartener teaching the Two Little Tigers song in Mandarin on live TV!

Sean Hayes interviews Yinghua kindergartener on The Ellen Show, 5/30/18

Upload Your Pics

School photos from the 2017-18 school year may be uploaded for sharing. Photos, stored in event-specific and grade level online folders, will be available until the end of the school year. Many of these photos will be used for the yearbook. To add photos, please email to request editing/uploading privileges. Include your child’s name, class, and the email address you will use to sign in and upload.

See this sheet for detailed instructions: Yinghua Photography Instructions. Please send questions to:

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