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YingHua International School

YingHua International School

75 Mapleton Road, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA

+1 609 375 8015



YingHua International School
School type Co-educational Day
Status Private
Interim Head of School Mr. David Friedrich
Language of Instruction English, Chinese
Co-ed Age Range 18 months-13 years
Number of pupils 98
Day fees per annum US$18,000 - US$27,900 per annum
Authorised IB Programmes IBPYP
PYP Coordinator Jane Lu
Associations IB

Nestled in the outskirts of Princeton, New Jersey, YingHua International School (YHIS) is the only not-for-profit, independent school in the greater Princeton area that offers English-Chinese dual language education with an internationally-focused, inquiry-based curriculum. YHIS is also the only school in the Eastern United States that offers the IB Primary Years Programme with whole-school Chinese immersion.

YingHua International School (YHIS) was founded in 2007 with a mission to enable academic excellence and prepare students for compassionate, effective, and ethical global citizenship through English and Chinese language acquisition and instilling a passion for lifelong learning. A hidden gem in Central New Jersey, YHIS accomplishes its mission by combining total Chinese Immersion with IB inquiry-based learning.

Through this unique approach, YHIS enables ethnically diverse students from as young as 18 months old through 8th grade, to develop the skills and mindset needed to become leaders in an increasingly global world. Through exposure at an early age to a language-immersive environment combined with IB inquiry-based learning, YHIS students gain deeply rooted cognitive benefits that stay with them well into adulthood.

At YHIS this approach is further characterized by small, nurturing, and inclusive classes led by passionate, dedicated teachers. The results are students who consistently outperform their suburban and private school peers on the local and national stage and in standardized testing. While many parents are initially drawn to YHIS for Chinese immersion, they often stay because of its ability to foster independence and self-reliance while instilling critical thinking skills and academic excellence in students.

Much of YHIS' success can be attributed to its core values of Excellence, Diversity, Integrity and Compassion. Excellence is striving for and being the best that we can be. It means high standards of teaching, learning, and all that we do. It includes well-rounded development in addition to intellectual curiosity and rigor. It requires teamwork, community service and leadership. Diversity is embracing difference and building on the best of all worlds. It embraces equity among cultures and peoples, and suggests respect for the natural world including its animal and plant inhabitants. Integrity is excellence of character and Compassion is caring for diverse others: both integrity and compassion are essential for guiding how we relate to and treat one another and are critical cornerstones for what YHIS stands for.

YHIS welcomes all into its warm and nurturing community!