Diverse, Equitable & Inclusive Community

We are a community that embraces diversity and values our collective humanity.

Diversity as a source of strength

At Yu Ming, we believe that the diversity of our communities, and of the world at large, is a source of strength and key to our success in educating culturally empathetic global citizens. Yu Ming students come from many different countries and home languages, multiple Bay Area zip codes, and there is no group that can be considered a majority at Yu Ming.

Building a culturally diverse community

Our families represent uniquely diverse and rich family histories. As Yu Ming’s student population grows so does the diversity of our student body.

In 2016-2017 Yu Ming’s enrollment model evolved from being a two-way full immersion school (i.e. 50% of enrollment consisting of Mandarin-fluent students and 50% of English-fluent students), to a full-immersion school with a categorical lottery preference of 20% for economically disadvantaged students.

  • Hispanic Latino
  • Filipino
  • Asian
  • Black/African American
  • White
  • Two or More
  • 1%

Excellence and immersion schooling for all

We believe that the cognitive, social-emotional, and career opening benefits generated by Yu Ming’s particular approach to Mandarin Immersion education can transform life prospects for students, and so, we are committed to expanding access to high-quality Mandarin Immersion schooling to all students. All of our students, regardless of socio-economic status or zip-code receive the same rigorous, world-class education for free and consistently demonstrate performance outcomes that are among the highest in the state.

Committed to Equity

Our commitment to equity is embodied in our Equity Vision Statement developed by key stakeholders in Yu Ming’s Equity Design Team comprised of members of our board, school leadership, staff, and parent community.

We are committed to ensuring we fulfill this vision statement and every member of our community feels empowered to reach their greatest potential.

Equity Vision Statement

We work collectively to provide the support necessary for all students to achieve equitable academic, social, and emotional outcomes and success. We are a school family committed to creating a fully inclusive community where every member feels nurtured, a sense of belonging, and are valued for their multiple identities and experiences. These may include: race, culture, gender, ability, religion, ethnicities, language, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, family composition, or other identities.