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

Board Approves February 2019 Date Changes

The date for Yinghua’s 2019 Chinese New Year performances at Bethel University has been changed to Saturday, February 2, 2019. The original date was one week later and had been shared with families on Yinghua’s one-page and 12-month calendars. Bethel University asked Yinghua to make this date change to accommodate a university
theater department performance. Though the date change is not ideal for Yinghua, we understand that as an educational institution, Bethel prioritizes the work of its student groups.

Because of the changed performance date, Yinghua has adjusted its February 2019 no­ school dates: There will be no classes (and the office will be closed) on Monday and Tuesday, February 4 and 5; however, Monday, February 11, will be a regular school
day for students and staff. The days off for 2019 President’s Day are unchanged: There is no school on Friday, February 15, and Monday, February 18.

At its regular meeting on October 15, 2018, the School Board voted to approve the revised 2018-19 calendar linked here: Yinghua 2018-19 Academic Calendar (revised).

Bundle Up Every Day

bundle upIt’s cold outside. Remember to send cold weather gear to school every day. Each child needs boots, gloves or mittens, a hat or hood, snow pants, and a coat.




Parent Teacher Conference Fall 2018

Our school is using to make signups as convenient as possible for Fall 2018 parent/teacher conferences. Please enter the following web address into your browser window:

Look for a teacher’s name, and click on it. After selecting the teacher, hit submit. Next, check your email for a message from Click the link to select times, and use a student’s name to reserve slots. Kindergarten through fourth grade homeroom teachers offer 20-minute slots; specialist (such as English, art, PE, and music) and middle school teachers offer 10-minute slots. Keep track of your schedule–the system will not warn you of double-bookings! Scroll horizontally to locate and sign up for each teacher conference. Click submit. You will receive email confirmation.

View/Upload Your Pics

School photos from the 2018-19 school year may be uploaded for sharing. Please enter the viewing password to access photos.

Photos, stored in event-specific and grade level online folders, will be available until the end of the school year. Many of these photos will be used for the yearbook. To add photos, please email to request editing/uploading privileges. Include your child’s name, class, and the email address you will use to sign in and upload.

See this sheet for detailed instructions: Yinghua Photography Instructions.

2018-19 School Supply Lists

Teachers have prepared school supply lists for the 2018-19 school year. Read more

Kindergarten Student Performs Shakespeare on The Ellen Show

Last spring, a Yinghua kindergartener performed Lady Macbeth’s famous sleepwalking monologue on The Ellen Show on May 30, 2018. Host Sean Hayes asked the six-year-old about her Read more