YingHua International School (YHIS) is the only Chinese Immersion early learning (2yrs old) through 8th grade school in the Princeton area. YHIS is an International Baccalaureate World School (IB) and is accredited by the MSA-CESS.
Students in YHIS become proficient in both English and Chinese in small classes, developing positive cross-cultural attitudes while reaching a high level of both personal and academic achievement. In addition, our young learners benefit cognitively, exhibiting greater nonverbal problem-solving abilities and more flexible thinking than their one-language peers. YHIS students are well-prepared for any high school they choose to attend. They are known to be inquisitive, confident, and self-motivated.
YingHua International School (YHIS) is an English-Chinese immersion school in the greater Princeton area located only miles from Princeton University that offers a progressive model inquiry-based learning and dual language immersion program for 2-year-old through 8th grade. Founded in 2007, YingHua International School is the third school in the US that offers International Baccalaureate® Primary Years Programme with Chinese immersion.
At YHIS, we believe that students learn best in a supportive and diverse community. Every student, educator, staff member and family is encouraged to strive for:
To enable academic excellence and prepare students for compassionate, effective and ethical global citizenship by facilitating English and Chinese language acquisition and instilling a passion for lifelong learning.
Multi-lingual, Multi-cultural Fluency
YHIS is committed to ensuring its graduates are highly proficient in two world languages: English and Chinese. Our middle school students will take research trips with our sister schools in mainland China and Taiwan. In addition, students will visit schools in Spanish-speaking countries once they start learning Spanish in 6th grade. With multilingual and multi-cultural fluency, YHIS students are uniquely positioned to make the most out of these life-changing experiences at a young age.
A Global View
YHIS offers extraordinary learning opportunities through units of inquiry that are internationally focused and inspired by IB standards. The diversity of YHIS families also ensures a uniquely rich learning community.
YHIS is committed to cultivating a community of lifelong learners – includes both students and teachers. In addition to a rigorous, inquiry based curriculum, we offer a wide variety of art and science courses that are designed to broaden students’ interests as well as to inspire their passion for mastery in chosen fields.
Small Classes & Excellent Faculty
At YHIS, each child is known and all voices are valued. Individual attention to every student is guaranteed with 1 to 7 student to teacher ratios in early childhood classes and 1 to 14 in elementary and middle school classes. Our teachers have gone through vigorous hiring process and receive excellent, ongoing professional development to ensure that they bring world-class teaching practices into the classrooms.
Age: Grades Pre-school – 8