YingHua International School

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Basic Information

Address: 33 River Road Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone Number: 609-375-8015
Head of School: Kristin Epstein

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Additional Information

School Type: Independent, not-for-profit, Chinese immersion school
Immersion Type:
Total Immersion
Language(s): Mandarin, Chinese, English
Year Started: 2007
School Size: 65
Classroom Size:
Student/Teacher Ratio: varies
School Clubs:

Orchestra, Chorus, Dance, Chess, Soccer, Cross Country, Robotics

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

At YingHua International School (YHIS), our mission is 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.

School History:

In the Chinese language, "Ying" means English, and "Hua" means Chinese. Together, "YingHua" means blossom, the most magnificent state of a plant, which captures the essence of a Chinese-English dual language school like YingHua International School.

On May 4, 2002, Dr. Bonnie Liao founded YingHua Language School (YHLS), a non-profit, weekend-based school that was the first to fully adopt "Ma Li Ping Approach," a proven approach for Chinese language acquisition for heritage learners. It was also the first community school in the U.S. to be accredited by The Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association (CSS-MSA).

In 2007, Dr. Liao founded YingHua Day School (YHDS) to provide a full-time Chinese immersion program to a diverse student population starting from age 3 through elementary grades.

In Spring 2009, YHDS changed its name to YingHua International School (YHIS) to fully reflect the school's international focus.