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

Are YOU coming to Yinghua Academy’s International Festival?

A celebration of Yinghua Academy’s diverse community, the start of a new school year, and the kick off of the fall fundraiser!

Who: All Yinghua Academy family, staff and friends

*This is a family event. We kindly ask that parents supervise their children throughout the festival. 

Date: October 7, 2023 12-4 p.m.

Location: Yinghua Academy

Cost: Admission is free. Tickets for food and games will be available for purchase.

Registration:  YA International Festival Registration is NOT required but we highly encourage you to register. This will help us plan for the right amount of food.

2023 Summer Mailing

We’re going green and making the summer mailing digital! Important forms and information can be found on the Summer Mailing Information page of Yinghua’s website. Please carefully look through each document and complete any forms needed, as they are important for a successful start to the school year. Most can be done online. If you prefer paper and need assistance printing, please contact

Meet Our Team

With the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year quickly arriving, please take the opportunity to read about Yinghua’s leadership team. With the goal of sustaining Yinghua’s legacy and building its future, this new leadership has a new outlook, even if they are all familiar faces!

You can read the Meet Our Team bios here!

You can also read Dr. Lien’s welcome letter to the Yinghua community for the 2023-24 school year here!




2023-2024 School Supply Lists

The 2023-2024 school supply lists are now available grade-by-grade: 2023-2024 School Supply Lists.

Shop local sales, or participate in a school fundraiser through School Tool Box (STB): When you order online through STB, Yinghua receives a 4% donation. STB supplies are mailed directly to your home.

  • Supply lists are also linked on the Yinghua website under Current Families > Forms > 2023-2024 School Supply Lists.
  • View the STB flyer (link opens in a new tab). To order, type Yinghua in the white box at

2023-2024 Lottery and Waitlist

Follow this link to see the 2023-2024 (current school year) enrollment lottery and wait list results: 2023-24 Lottery and Waitlist, updated September 28, 2023. Please note that there also is a link to 2023-2024 lottery information in the sidebar box titled Prospective Families at the right of this page.

We welcome applications for the 2023-24 school year.  If interested in applying please contact Yinghua’s Registrar, Renee Cosgrove, at