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.

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2024 Summer Fun Activities

Our teachers have designed the Summer Fun Activities for all students to review their learning and explore new ideas through engaging activities. Students will be rewarded for completing these activities when the new school year starts on August 28.

2024 Summer Camp Registration Now Open!

Registration for Yinghua’s two-week summer camp for incoming kindergarten through fifth-grade students is now open! The camp will run from July 22 through August 2. You can register online (link opens in a new tab).

Our two-week program is structured to build on the campers’ Chinese language skills over the course of two weeks, and each camper plays a role in the activities. Daily learning and offers campers the opportunity to have a language immersion experience.



2024-2025 Lottery and Waitlist

Follow this link to see the 2024-2025 (upcoming school year) enrollment lottery and waitlist results: 2024-25 Lottery, updated June 10, 2024.

We welcome applications for the 2024-25 school year. You may submit either a paper form or an online form, and instructions are included on each form.

Please contact Renee Cosgrove,, if you are interested in enrolling your student for the current 2023-2024 school year.

2024 Summer Responsive Classroom Host

We are proud to be hosting a Responsive Classroom professional development event this summer!

For more information about the Responsive Classroom approach for teaching and discipline, visit




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 Yinghua website, local media (WCCO, KSTP, Kare11), and direct communication through email, text messages, and phone calls. Yinghua will be implementing e-learning as a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning beginning after two snow days. On the occasion that Yinghua does have an e-learning day, it will be announced with the school closing information through our normal platforms. More details about the e-learning plan can be found at

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