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

Prospective Kindergarten Family Events

An immersion information session is offered at Yinghua Academy for prospective kindergarten families.

Saturday, January 6, 2018, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Sample Immersion Class for prospective kindergarten students. Please preregister by signing up here and arrive promptly so that the sample class may begin on time.

Jarrelle Barton, distinguished guzheng player, to visit Yinghua Academy

Jarrelle barton 2017Jarrelle Barton devotes his artistic life to the practice and performance of the guzheng, a Chinese plucked string instrument. He will play for the Yinghua community on December 14 during the Orchestra Concert. Hear his story and his music–Mr. Barton was featured in September on Minnesota Public Radio.

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.