Pre-K to 8th grade
Director of Academics
YingHua International School admits students on a rolling admission basis. After we receive student application, the family will receive an acceptance from the school. To ensure students receive a visa in time to arrive at YingHua International School for new student orientation and the start of classes, we strongly recommend you submit your application and supporting documents by the following dates:
Fall Semester (August) – July 1
Spring Semester (January) – December 1
P.O. Box 88
25 Laurel Ave.,
Kingston, NJ 08528
YingHua International School provides international students with Chinese and English dual language immersion programs. The school offer International Baccalaureate education and prepares students for compassion, effective and ethical global citizenship by facilitating English and Chinese language acquisition and instilling a passion for lifelong learning.
YingHua International School (YHIS) is proud to be only the third school in the U.S. to offer International-Baccalaureate (IB)-certified academics with whole-school Chinese immersion, and the only school in the Princeton area to offer this approach. The IB framework, together with our focus on fluency in a second language, supports students in developing critical-thinking skills while orienting them to become empathetic, caring and engaged citizens of their local communities and of the world. The YHIS Community lives and models the core School values of Excellence, Diversity, Integrity and Compassion in all they do each day, values that are essential in today’s changing world.
Founded in 2007, by Dr. Bonnie Liao, YHIS offers dual language immersion from age 18 months to 8th grade coupled with the International Baccalaureate (IB) program at both primary and middle grades. In our dual-language IB environment, students develop and communicate their thinking and explore essential ideas using two languages within a lively, innovative, and interactive program experience that is grounded in academic rigor, and which supports and nurtures the whole child. In addition to the practical outcome of fluency in a second language, language immersion has been shown to support the development of empathy and to support more sophisticated understanding of the native language, and immersion in Mandarin Chinese is linked to improved outcomes in the learning of other academic subjects such as mathematics.
Supportive and dynamic community is a key component of the YHIS experience. Our faculty and staff are highly educated and experienced. On average, 45% of faculty hold advanced degrees, and the median years teaching experience is 14. The IB approach requires faculty collaboration to develop student-centered experiential and conceptual learning opportunities that are grounded in academic standards, and that empower students with skills to be lifelong learners. The YHIS small class sizes facilitate a high degree of student-teacher interaction, differentiated support and avenues to showcase their growth as students. The YHIS IB Program of Inquiry is reviewed each year by the faculty to incorporate student contributions, resulting in an enacted curriculum that is both rigorous and engaging. The Exhibition project for 5th graders and the Community project for 8th graders provide a culminating opportunity for these students to connect their learning to the world around them. YHIS builds partnerships domestically and abroad, incorporates community service as a required component of the curriculum, and provides opportunities over time for enrolled students to travel and experience other cultures, and for families to host visitors from abroad.
Our goal at YHIS is to prepare the next generation of learners to engage with a world in which multicultural understanding, multilingual fluency, and international mindedness are indispensable. We nurture, encourage, engage and excite our students about learning and, as such, our students develop the values, mindset, and skills in their early years, which enable them to face an increasingly complex world with confidence and compassion. Pay us a visit and see firsthand what a world-class education in a welcoming community school looks like!
18 months to 8th Grade students
YingHua International School currently has approximately 110 students enrolled. The average student to faculty ratio is 10:1, allowing students a more personalized education in a nurturing environment.
ESL Program and Support Services
- Customized Programs
- The English as a Second Language Academic Bridge Program
Student Housing Options
Students at YingHua International School are welcome to live with our selective host families who have students affiliated with our school. The school arranges families and students to connect before student’s arrival, during the school semesters.
To apply to YingHua International School, families will need to submit the following:
- Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a virtual interview
- A $1,000.00 nonrefundable application fee.
- Official copies of all school transcripts in English or in Chinese.
- Two separate teachers’ recommendation letters
- 2 Essays written in English and Chinese introducing the student and about his/her school life.
- One colored copy of student’s passport information page.
- To obtain an I-20 for a student visa, please submit a parents’/sponsors’ bank statement(s) and a form signed by your sponsor and whose name appears on the bank statement.
Visa Categories Offered
- F-1 for students
Cost of Attendance and Financial Assistance
Required proof of financial capability for I-20 issuance: $55,000.00
Tuition and fees, living Expenses $55,000.00 (for one academic years/ 10 months of study)
Student Activities and Campus Life
Join other YingHua International School, students in exploring our many greater Princeton area rich and diverse academia experience. The school is located between New York City and Philadelphia. It is also only 3 hours away from Washington D.C. Students have the chance to explore various local weekend activities and excursions to New York City, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.