YingHua International School

YingHua International School (YHIS) is the area's oldest Chinese Immersion Early Learning through Grade 8 school. YHIS is a certified International Baccalaureate World School (IB) and is accredited by the MSA-CESS. Imagine your child on an amazing and ambitious journey in dual language education.
Chinese Immersion teaches bilingual fluency and cross-cultural competency to prepare for an expanding global economy. We accept students as young as 18 months old.

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Top Rankings

YingHua International School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
150 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
YingHua International School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
14 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition is dependent on level. Ranging from $8,000 to $22,500
Summer Program Cost Notes
Depends on which summer program students wish to enroll in.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Admissions Director


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
11 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Cooking Club, Engineering & Technology Club, Math League, Science Club, Yearbook Club, Yoga

Arts and Music Programs:
Chorus, Dance, Drama Club, Enriched Art Class, String Instrument Instruction

School Notes

  • Why do parents choose YHIS: English-Chinese Immersion School of Princeton *Bilingual education results in superior academic achievement*Children have immense capacity to absorb languages*Chinese and NON Chinese families learn Chinese language*Highly Trained University educated YHIS teachers*Full and half day classes with optional before and after care
  • YHIS' inquiry-based classes are well-suited for all learning styles and abilities. YHIS students come from all backgrounds and truly embrace equity among cultures and peoples. Not only do YingHua International School students become highly proficient in both English and Chinese, they develop positive cross-cultural attitudes while reaching a high level of academic achievement. In addition, our young learners benefit cognitively, exhibiting greater nonverbal problem-solving abilities and more flexible thinking than their one-language peers. YingHua International School students are well-prepared for any secondary school that they choose to attend. They are known to be inquisitive, confident, and self-motivated.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of YingHua International School?
The acceptance rate of YingHua International School is 90%, which is higher than the national average of 80%.
Does YingHua International School offer a summer program?
Yes, YingHua International School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What is YingHua International School's ranking?
YingHua International School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.
When is the application deadline for YingHua International School?
The application deadline for YingHua International School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (8 reviews)
My children have been enrolled at YingHua for the past six years and I am very happy with the education they are receiving. It`s more than just the academics (although those are very strong), the cultural experience is exceptional. The YingHua families are a melting pot of cultures and our children enjoy navigating this rich cultural environment of languages as well as learning about their friends` cultural customs. From the language perspective, they are as comfortable interacting with native Mandarin speakers as they are with native English speakers. It truly is an International school. We have been very happy with the academics at YingHua. The Math program is outstanding and the children are "fluent" in Mathematics beginning in Pre-School. Our children are not intimidated by Mathematics in the least and actually look forward to Math classes because they are taught in engaging and exciting ways. Because YingHua is a Mandarin immersion school, the English curriculum is not introduced until first grade. YingHua informed us from a very early time that our children would be behind their public school peers in English during the early years. This is the standard experience in language immersion schools and as parents, we understood and made a commitment to the process. By third and fourth grade, our children caught up to their public school peers, and our commitment paid off in spades. Our children are fully bilingual and bi-literate in Mandarin and English. Our family considers that we have made an excellent investment in our children`s education at YingHua. We intend to stay through middle school.
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Ying Hua has been more than we expected. We were interested in the school for the bilingual exposure — specifically to Mandarin, which is supposed to be good for brain development not to mention likely of great use in the future. We wanted our 2-year-old to have language exposure right from the start when it's easiest to learn, especially since we don't speak Mandarin at home. But what we discovered was a wonderful International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum which is all about teaching the kids HOW to learn (exactly what we think school should be!) They teach the kids based on inquiry (but not in the free-form "let them explore any interest they want" way that I imagine Montessori to be (I'm sure that's unfair to Montessori, but that's my image of it). All the subjects are related around Units of Inquiry throughout the year, so they're learning a subject from many angles. The teachers are completely dedicated to the kids and communicate well with the parents any needs or concerns. The most delightful surprise here was the community of parents — an incredibly engaged and diverse group! We can't say enough great stuff about the school and look forward to having both our kids there for many years through 8th grade!
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My daughter has been at this school for a year and has just gone into kindergarten. She is so happy there and I`ve really seen her grow both as a person and academically. As the icing on the cake she`s also very comfortable with Chinese as a second language. The environment is wonderfully multinational with students from all over the world, and the IB curriculum is giving her a great foundation as she continues her education. The staff genuinely care about each student and always make time for any questions or concerns. As a not for profit private school the fees are reasonable, and we have made the decision to keep her at the school even though we live in the amazing Princeton school catchment area. I cannot recommend this school highly enough.
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My daughter went to YingHua for seven years and I cannot recommend it enough. Joy is a compassionate, inspired, and responsive head of the school. The academics are challenging, but the students love learning because the teachers have the students take the lead. It is truly a combination IB, STEAM, project-based learning curriculum.
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This school is amazing. There are so many beautiful things about it it is hard to know where to begin. Children who attend develop full fluency in Chinese and are completely bilingual if not trilingual or speaking 4 languages. The school utilizes the ERB testing model rather than PARCC MODEL. ERB is the test used around the world whereas PARCC IS a test used only in the U.S. The school's use of the ERB model allows parents and others to compare the school on the World Stage and many parents who move internationally use the school for this reason as do parents who want their children to have an international experience in the U.S. The school is not overly focused on testing and yet when they do test they test using and international test, the ERB, so all can see how the school does internationally as we prepare children to be globally competitive and to contribute globally. The school is by far the kindest, most diverse school in the area. The public schools in the U.S. struggle with the diversity question and are less diverse than The school offers free summer camp wherein many of the local public schools - including charters - offer summer camp that is touted as public but is in fact very expensive and only for a few. The school offers the best after-care and full day school program and offers the longest, most-rigorous school year of any school in the area if parents and students take advantage of the free camp program that extends the school year three weeks. PUBLIC school and other schools in the area are not long enough and do not offer a quality full-day of education. Yinghua offers music, lego, martial arts, tennis, chess, mind craft, soccer, art and yoga-mediation as well as classical violin and piano instruction during the day and more modern music with ukelele and during the school day and until 630 p.m. every day. The school is open 730 to 630 and attracts many professional, well-educated parents with global work experience- working people who want the best for their children and understand what is needed for children to be competitive in the workforce globally. The school is k-8 and supports the k-8 model and is a kind place where children are encouraged to mentor each other and there is not an overuse of the lecture method. The school does not over -use technology in the early grades and is not in any unethical relationships with Google or other big tech companies like the West Windsor public schools. It is truly an independent school that puts children and their parents first. and does not cater to the Google lobby. Yinghua really focuses on the basics of reading and math early and with very positive results. The teachers have tons of experience and are not there for the benefits or salary. THey earn less than local public school teachers but are more engaged and you can just see and feel how much they love their jobs - how the job is not just about money or security for them.
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My daughter has been part of the Chinese afterschool program at YingHua for the last four years and she is been learning Chinese in a safe and academically excellent environment. I believe her knowledge of Chinese will be key to her future and YingHua's afterschool Chinese program is the right place to learn it.
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The IB curriculum, the opportunity for our child to learn and speak Chinese, the highly skilled and attentive teachers and the responsiveness of the school administration have combined to make us very happy YHIS parents. We highly recommend this school.
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I have been a YHIS parent since 2008 with three children attending. We have been very pleased with the school's curriculum (IB inquiry based combined with dual language immmersion), strong, attentive teachers and manageable class sizes.
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The average private school tuition in Somerset County, NJ is $20,581 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Somerset County, NJ is 66% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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