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

Spring Class Photos–Date Change


Spring Class photographs (in uniform) will be taken at school on Friday, May 4. The date was changed from April 24. Use this link to place an order: Our order code is MI317339G0, and the last digit is a zero, not the letter “o.” The total cost per photo is $10.80, which includes tax.







Celebrate with Yinghua at Ying-Fling, a party for the grown ups, on Saturday, April 28, at Grain Belt Bottling House in Minneapolis. Ying-Fling features music, food and drinks, dancing, and a silent and live auction to raise funds for the school. Reserve your ticket online: Ying-Fling Tickets. Ticket prices increase after 4/20. Reserve now!

See a partial list of the terrific items for Silent Auction bidding: 2018 Ying-Fling Silent Auction (partial list).

2017-18 Classroom Photos

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