Education for a bright future

A tuition-free public school transforming public education

Welcome to Yu Ming, the first K-8 Mandarin
immersion charter school in California!

We are a diverse, joyful and caring community where students are inspired and engaged by learning experiences that are purposeful, rigorous, and personalized.

A tuition-free public school open to all residents of California

Top performing elementary and middle school in the district, county, and state

Students graduate bilingual and biliterate in Mandarin Chinese and English

Recognition for Yu Ming

National Blue Ribbon School

Yu Ming Charter School is a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School. Our school is proud of this national recognition, not only for our young global scholars, but for our exemplary staff and teachers, and dedicated supporters. We believe it is our diverse, multi-lingual, compassionate, and connected community that is the key to our success. Learn more about this prestigious award.

Niche Best Schools in America 2020

School ranking and review website Niche released their 2020 Best Schools in America rankings this summer, and Yu Ming ranks as #1 in Best Charter Elementary School in California and #1 in Best Charter Middle School in California. Go Yu Ming!

The Yu Ming Difference

At Yu Ming, we unlock each student’s unique potential and nurture the necessary skills, mindsets, and values to make a positive impact in the world, by anchoring our model on four pillars.

Our Story

Board Meetings

The Board of Directors’ Facilities Committee is meeting on Monday, December 16, 2019 at 8:15 am, at 675 41st Street, Oakland, CA 94609. Here is the agenda for the meeting.

The next Yu Ming Board of Directors meeting will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 6:00 pm, at 675 41st St, Oakland, CA 94609. The next Board meeting agenda is accessible at this link.

For more information on the Board and other meetings, please visit the Board & Accountability page.