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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Apply during Open Enrollment, January 4-February 24

What is Open Enrollment? During Open Enrollment, Minnesota students have access to district public schools not within their residential districts and to charter public schools throughout the state. Yinghua families, served by 9 bus routes, come from more than 75 ZIP Codes.

Applications are accepted year-round though the best time to apply for the 2021-2022 school year is before Wednesday, February 24, at 5 p.m. when Yinghua Open Enrollment closes.

  • Learn more about our award-winning school by watching this video and join us on Zoom for an information session on Thursday, January 28, 6:30-8 p.m. or Saturday, February 20, 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Share your contact information here so that we can send the Zoom link.
  • To apply: Submit a paper or online application. Children who will be 5 on or before September 1, 2021, are eligible for kindergarten at Yinghua.
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Attendance during the pandemic

Refer to this document to review the 2020-2021 Term II attendance procedures.

Learning Resources

The one-stop Distance Learning information page is the “Learning Resources Page. This link will have all the info that families need to know.

Enrollment & Waitlist

We welcome applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Open Enrollment for next year begins January 4 and runs through February 24, at 5 p.m. You may submit either a paper form or an online form, and instructions are included on each form.

Follow this link to see the 2020-2021 (current year) enrollment lottery and wait list results: 2020-2021 Lottery Results and Waitlist, updated 12-16-2020.