ENROLLMENT PROCESS

If you have been offered an enrollment spot, please write to Yinghua Registrar Renee Cosgrove to confirm that you have received her message and to connect with her regarding the details of completing and returning your enrollment packet: renee.cosgrove@yinghuaacademy.org.


Thank you for your interest in Yinghua Academy! We encourage prospective families to register for a guided school-day tour. Find registration instructions and further information at Visit Yinghua. Touring the school is an important step in experiencing Yinghua firsthand and determining if it is a good fit for your child and your family.  We welcome you and look forward to meeting you!

Below are enrollment-related documents and dates and other important information about the application and enrollment process.

Key Documents


2020 Lottery: Because number of applications was greater than the Board-approved capacity for any grades, we held a lottery during a public meeting on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at 10 a.m. at Yinghua Academy. Based on the lottery, some applicants were offered the opportunity to enroll. The other applicants were placed on a waiting list. After the close of its Open Enrollment Period, Yinghua Academy continues to accept applications for all grades. If there is no space available in a specific grade, the applicant will be put on a waiting list.

Enrollment Preference: Yinghua Academy adheres to YA-010-Admissions Policy, linked above. Per section 7 a-c: Siblings of enrolled students and children of Yinghua staff may receive enrollment preference. If the school receives the appropriately completed application of a sibling of a currently enrolled student by the Open Enrollment deadline, the applicant is admitted automatically; this is true even when the admission and enrollment result in the school exceeding a grade-level Board-approved capacity. If the school receives the appropriately completed application of a child of a Yinghua staff member, the applicant is admitted automatically; this is true even when the admission and enrollment result in the school exceeding a grade-level Board-approved capacity.

Kindergarten Enrollment: Prospective students entering kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before September 1 of the year in which they begin kindergarten.

Receipt of Application: Applications must be received in person or via postal mail (Registrar, Yinghua Academy, 1616 Buchanan Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413). Applications received via email or fax will not be accepted. Due to the school closure in response to Covid-19, delivery in person is by appointment.
Connect with the school to make an appointment for in-person delivery: renee.cosgrove@yinghuaacademy.org.

Non-Discrimination: Yinghua Academy does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, nor any other protected class. The school district also makes reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities, special needs, and limited English proficiency.