My Daughter goes to school at Yinghau, and I couldn't be happier. The staff is incredible, and really engaged with the students and parents. My daughter looks forward to going to school each and every day and can't wait to teach us mandarin at home. The academics can't be beat and the global view they give the kids are invaluable. I am really looking forward to my son going there next year as well.
Yinghua Academy is an amazing school! Ignore all the other bad reviews, these kids are geniuses!
Man, they're doin' calculus in 5th grade! What a school, what a school, dude! My itty-bitty baby is growin' up, yo! Go Yinghua Dragons!
Do not send your boys here!! We did for two years and pulled him due the staff's inability to deal with any child who has an energy level that is above docile. Prepare your children for long periods of time with their arms folded on top of their desks and short periods of time for lunch and recess. The administration pushes fund raising and test scores. The "dean of students", who has no degree relating to education, is a intimidator who does not take bullying seriously, after another boy sent my son to the doctor after being hit in the groin with a rock. This school cares nothing of its underpaid teachers, with all the best ones leaving to other chinese immersion schools in the west metro. If academics are your only concern raising a child then absolutely this is the school for you. The math and chinese are as good as you can get, but in my opinion not worth it.
Well, yes. There is a little too much. I understand our kids need to practice to be excellent, and it is clearly working. But our teachers often seem stressed. I'd like recess to be sacred. Research shows that it helps kids focus. They shouldn't be kept in for homework.
Generally yes. The school philosophy correctly teaches students to respect each other and be part of a community, and the teachers do teach this. However, the current administration focuses on respect for authority. I worry that fear-based management may be at play.
I feel we could improve in this area. The original mission of the school definitely asks students to work together and respect others. Now that the expansion is complete, it is time to return to this issue and make it a priority.