← Back to search results
Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School

Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School

220 Taylor St. NE, Washington, DC 20017, USA

+1 202 635 1950; +1 202 635 1960



Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School
School type Coeducational Day
Founded 2008
Status State
Executive Director Maquita Alexander
Language of Instruction English, Mandarin
Co-ed Age Range 3-11 years
Number of pupils 569
Average Class Size 18
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:10
Authorised IB Programmes IBPYP
PYP Coordinator Rebecca J Rosenberg
Associations IBO, IB MA, Middle States Accreditation

Who We Are

The first public school in Washington DC to offer inquiry - based Mandarin language immersion through the PYP framework, Yu Ying means Nurturing Excellence. Founded by a group of professionals interested in offering 'more' to the children of Washington, D.C. through a public school of choice, Yu Ying was awarded its charter in 2007 and IB World School status in 2013. Serving ages 3 through 11, Washington Yu Ying sits on 3 acres of land in the heart of the urban city of Washington, D.C., U.S.A. The opportunities to learn through Yu Ying's World Wildlife Certified Nature Center and outdoor garden classrooms allow the students to embody awareness of environmental sustainability through their everyday learning experiences. Yu Ying is committed to providing an educational environment that supports both the wellness of the students and the health of the planet.

"My child is embraced with a caring atmosphere each day when he enters Yu Ying. The school has taken his individuality and allowed it to blossom while helping him to learn how to negotiate and thrive within a collaborative classroom, both inside and outside. I KNOW this will prepare him for the world of tomorrow." (Yu Ying parent, 2014)

In today's interconnected global world, bilingualism is power and a global norm. Through our Mandarin/English immersion, our teachers represent the interconnected world. With a diverse teaching population, fostering student diversity is more than a goal for Yu Ying; it's at the core of everything we do.

"What I love about Yu Ying is not only the diversity in the population, but the diversity perspectives that are taught to my children. We have dinner conversations where I am astounded at my kids understandings." (Yu Ying parent, 2017)

We believe the greatest gift we can give our students is a world-view that takes them outside of the day-to-day and pushes them to ask questions to better understand the world around them. Our students come from every ward of Washington, DC, from different families with different backgrounds, and we believe our diversity is our greatest asset to further understanding of international-mindedness. Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School provides a world-class public school education for elementary-age students in the capital of the United States.

Our Mission

Washington Yu Ying PCS aspires to inspire and prepare young people to create a better world by challenging them to reach their full potential in a nurturing Chinese/English educational environment.