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

2022-23 Kindergarten Spots Available

News flash! We have a rare occurrence and, as a result, a rare opportunity for interested families! Yinghua currently has a limited number of open kindergarten spots for the upcoming 2022-23 school year. Current families know firsthand the value of a Yinghua education. The school has flourished because of dedicated school leaders, high-caliber teachers, energetic students, and supportive families.

Families that would like to apply should email Yinghua’s Registrar, Renee Cosgrove, To schedule a tour, applicants can contact Yinghua’s Communication and Development Coordinator, Claire Little,

Celebrating Our Graduates!

Yinghua was thrilled to celebrate the Class of 2022 on June 9! We cannot wait to see and hear about the amazing adventures and next steps these students will take on their journey. As a community, we wish the Class of 2022 the best of luck and look forward to their bright futures!


2022-2023 Lottery and Waitlist

Follow this link to see the 2022-2023 (upcoming school year) enrollment lottery and wait list results: 2022-23 Lottery, updated June 8, 2022. Please note that there also is a link to 2022-2023 lottery information in the sidebar box titled Prospective Families at the right of this page.

We welcome applications for the 2022-2023 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 21-22 school year.

Enrollment Capacity for 2022-2023

At its December 13 meeting, the School Board approved the 2022-2023 Available Enrollment. The link to this document can also be found on Prospective Families > Enrollment Process.