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

Walk for YACA Fundraising

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! We have hit our goal of $20,000 and even went a little above it (total: $20,446). This was all because of your generosity and support. For hitting our goal, the kids will get two more non-uniform days (more info to come): 

  • Wednesday, May 24, will be a Rainbow Day 
  • Wednesday, May 31, will be a Wacky Day








2023 Yinghua Summer Camp

Yinghua Academy is excited to offer its two week Chinese Immersion summer camp for kindergarten through 6th grade from July 17-28.

Find out more on the Summer Camp page.

Registration is available online at:

Meet Our Team – New Leadership, New Outlook

With the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year quickly arriving, please take the opportunity to read about Yinghua’s leadership team. With the goal of sustaining Yinghua’s legacy and building its future, this new leadership has a new outlook, even if they are all familiar faces!

You can read the Meet Our Team bios here!

You can also read Dr. Lien’s welcome letter to the Yinghua community for the upcoming school year here!




2023-2024 Lottery and Waitlist

Follow this link to see the 2023-2024 (upcoming school year) enrollment lottery and wait list results: 2023-24 Lottery and Waitlist, updated June 1, 2023. Please note that there also is a link to 2023-2024 lottery information in the sidebar box titled Prospective Families at the right of this page.

We welcome applications for the 2023-24 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 2022-2023 school year.


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 School Home Page, local media (WCCO, KSTP, Kare11), and direct communication through email, text messages, and phone calls.

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