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.

新闻 | News & Events

Toys for Tots Donation Drive

The Dragon Life Organization’s community service team has arranged for and is leading a Toys for Tots donation drive at Yinghua running now through Wednesday, December 15. Donations can be in the form of new toys for all ages or money, which will be used by the DLO team to purchase toys.

Students may bring donations to their homeroom where they will be picked up by members of the DLO community service team and brought to the drop-off location near the gym and cafeteria. Parents may also bring donations directly to the Main Office.

The goal of this drive is a combined total of 949 toys or $949 or both in recognition of each one of our valuable Yinghua students and staff! Thank you for your support!

2021 Stay Safe Dragons “Renewing Relationships: Faces and Spaces”

The goal of the 2021 Stay Safe Dragons campaign“Renewing Relationships: Faces and Spaces” is to raise funds to transform our South Courtyard into a thoughtfully designed Outdoor Learning Space.

Make an online contribution to the 2021 Stay Safe Dragons Campaign at!

2021-2022 Student Leave of Absence Policy

At its August 16 meeting, the School Board approved updates to the Student Leave of Absence Policy to include challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. The link to this policy also may be found on About Us > Policies and Procedures.

2021-2022 Lottery and Waitlist

Follow this link to see the 2021-2022 (upcoming school year) enrollment lottery and wait list results: 2021-22 Lottery, updated 12-1-2021. Please note that there also is a link to 2021-2022 lottery information in the sidebar box titled Prospective Families at the right of this page.

We welcome applications for the 2021-2022 school year. You may submit either a paper form or an online form, and instructions are included on each form.