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

2024-2025 Lottery and Waitlist

Follow this link to see the 2024-2025 (upcoming school year) enrollment lottery and waitlist results: 2024-25 Lottery, updated February 23, 2024.

We welcome applications for the 2024-25 school year. You may submit either a paper form or an online form, and instructions are included on each form.

Please contact Renee Cosgrove,, if you are interested in enrolling your student for the current 2023-2024 school year.

2024 Red Envelope Campaign

As part of Yinghua’s Chinese New Year celebration, we invite you to participate in the Red Envelope Campaign, Yinghua’s biggest annual fundraising drive that runs throughout the month of February.

Your donation will help enrich our indoor recess equipment, and support field trip transportation as well as our teachers’ well-being.

Make an online contribution to the 2024 Red Envelope Campaign at or by clicking on the red envelope (红包 hong bao)!



2024 Summer Camp Registration Now Open!

Registration for Yinghua’s two-week summer camp for incoming kindergarten through fourth-grade students is now open! The camp will run from July 22 through August 2. You can register online (link opens in a new tab).

Our two-week program is structured to build on the campers’ Chinese language skills over the course of two weeks, and each camper plays a role in the activities. Daily learning and offers campers the opportunity to have a language immersion experience.


Tea & Talk with Dr. Lien

Tea & Talk sessions with Dr. Lien are offered as an opportunity for you to speak with Dr. Lien about topics that are important to you, our students, and our community. This is a one hour informal talk, and each session is open to current parents/guardians of all grades. The registration forms are available below. Please note that each session is limited to 20 people due to spacing limitations.


If Yinghua Academy is closed due to snow or weather emergency, closing information will be posted by 6 a.m. on the day of the closing including on the Yinghua website, local media (WCCO, KSTP, Kare11), and direct communication through email, text messages, and phone calls. Yinghua will be implementing e-learning as a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning beginning after two snow days. On the occasion that Yinghua does have an e-learning day, it will be announced with the school closing information through our normal platforms. More details about the e-learning plan can be found at

Yinghua Academy’s Administration will monitor weather forecasts and conditions to ensure the school will be open only during safe transportation conditions.