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

State and National Recognitions for Yu Ming

Yu Ming Charter School is a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School and a 2020 California Distinguished School.

U.S. News and World Report released a ranking of U.S. schools for the first time in 2021, and ranked Yu Ming #7 Best Elementary School in California, and #2 Best Charter Elementary School in California.

Finally, school ranking and review website Niche released their 2021 Best Schools in America rankings last summer, ranking Yu Ming as #1 in Best Charter Elementary School in the San Francisco Bay Area and #1 in Best Charter Middle School in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Our school is proud of these state and national recognitions, 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. Go dragons!

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 & Compliance

Our draft Yu Ming Health and Wellness Policy is available for input. Please provide any feedback by November 30, 2022 to

Upcoming meetings:

  • Board Development Committee regular meeting, Tuesday, Feb 6, 3:00 pm
  • Finance Committee regular meeting, Wednesday, Feb 14, 4:00 pm
  • Board of Directors regular meeting, Tuesday, Feb 27, 4:30 pm

Posted agendas are accessible here.

The next Board agenda is also accessible at this link, 72 hours in advance for regular meetings, 24 hours in advance for special meetings. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all meetings are currently virtual only. Video conference and phone information is available on meeting agendas.

For more information on Yu Ming’s Board and school compliance, please visit the Board & Accountability page.