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

Yinghua Response to Covid-19

  • Messages sent to all families regarding the school’s response to Covid-19 are shared below, starting with the most recent message.
  • Take the August 1 Yinghua family survey. Open through 12-noon on Friday, August 14.
  • For information about how the school will respond if there is a diagnosed case of Covid-19 in our school community, see the second portion of Nurse Ginger Hao’s August 1 notes.
  • Yinghua reviews its Covid-19 prevention measures regularly. Practices are based on the latest recommendations from the Minnesota Department of Health.
  • Check here for updates from the Governor of Minnesota.
  • Contact the school at

August 13, 2020 Updates

2020-2021 School Learning Model, presentation by Dr. Lien and Mrs. Berg at the two online sessions for parents. Recordings below.

3 p.m. parent session recording. Use password .D4$I8*R

11 a.m. parent session recording. Use password =Z#F8+Jr

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2020-21 Supplies, Internet Access, and Uniform

  • Click here for 2020-21 School Supply Lists.
  • Each student must have access to the internet to facilitate distance and hybrid learning. Families enrolled in the following programs will be qualified for a Comcast internet service discount: Medicaid, Housing Assistance, School Lunch or Head Start Program, SNAP, TANF, SSI, LIHEAP, Tribal Assistance, WIC, and VA Pension.
  • Shop online for ship-to-home supplies at This is a school fundraiser–Yinghua earns 4%.
  • Purchase labels for just about everything at; at top right enter “Yinghua” in the SUPPORT A FUNDRAISER space. The company makes a donation to Yinghua when you order.
  • Click here for the Yinghua Uniform policy for regular in-person school days and in-person hybrid days.

Summer Fun Activities for Students

Yinghua teachers have gathered Summer Homework for fun and learning: Summer Resources.

Deep community pain

Dear Yinghua families:

We write today and add to the voices raised by citizens and communities across our cities, country, and world who have responded to the senseless murder of George Floyd. Likely you have read many letters about the recent, horrific instance of Minneapolis police brutality against Black men. Read more

Summer Camps CANCELLED

Yinghua’s two-week Chinese Immersion Summer Camp and Fencing camp which were to take place during Summer 2020 have been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.