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

Fall Conferences & Book Fair

Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences and the Fall Book Fair take place Wednesday and Thursday, October 18-19. There is no school for students on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.

Our online conference scheduling site is now closed. To schedule a new appointment, use the Employee Directory to find a teacher’s email address, and request a phone meeting or conference with the teacher after October 19.

Read-A-Thon, October 13 to 22

During our ten-day Read-A-Thon, students record the minutes they spend reading in English and in Chinese, in class and at home. Help us reach our 100% participation goal–encourage Yinghua students to read, read, read!

The annual fall Read-A-Thon is one of the school’s most important annual fundraisers. Won’t you help us reach our goal of raising $35,000 for the school? Click here to make a gift via PayPal to support the Read-A-Thon: Yes, I want to make a Read-A-Thon donation!

Families, read on for information about how to use your children’s Read-A-Thon envelopes to tally reading minutes and donations. Read more

Construction Near Yinghua

Significant construction is underway near the school on 18th Avenue NE. Access to side streets near Yinghua is limited. Read more

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

Yinghua Wins Second Innovation Award

The MN Association of Charter Schools (MACS) has awarded Yinghua Academy a second Innovation Award! The 2017 award recognizes us for innovative measurement of outcomes through the annual Academic Performances program developed in 2007 by Dr. Luyi Lien, Academic Director. During classroom-based events in spring of each year, students show and share what they know in a performance that integrates Chinese, math, science and social studies topics: Watch the 2017 Innovation video.

In November 2016, Yinghua received the MACS award for new forms of accountability through its pioneering collaboration with Minnesota Online High School to create three levels of Advanced Chinese online courses for K-8 immersion graduates. Immersion elementary schools are proliferating in the US, but high schools and colleges haven’t caught up. This program, with multiple levels of accountability, bridges the gap. Watch the 2016 Innovation video.