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.

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新闻 | News & Events

Meet Journalist Lenora Chu at Yinghua

Author Lenora Chu Visits 9.26.17

On Tuesday, September 26, 6-7 p.m., journalist Lenora Chu visits Yinghua to read from her new book, Little Soldiers: An American Boy, A Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve.

When the author moved from Los Angeles to Shanghai with her young son, she entrusted her son’s education to the well-reputed state-run school just blocks away. Her book documents the frenzied parenting journey inside the world of education. Chu discovers the benefits of raising a bilingual, culturally agile son.

Click to watch a short video including endorsements from Amy Chua (Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother) and Madeline Levine (The Price of Privilege and Teach Your Children Well) and Marc Tucker of the National Center on Education and the Economy.

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.