Year after year, Yu Ying continues to achieve high levels of academic and organizational success. A few of our accomplishments include International Baccalaureate (IB) World School status, Confucius Institute’s School of the Year (2015); and DC’s Best Elementary School. And last but not least, for four years in a row, Yu Ying was recognized as a TIER-ONE or HIGH-PERFORMING school by the DC Public Charter School Board. And our assessment results were among the highest in both traditional public schools and public charter schools. We could not be prouder of our achievements.
And while these accolades are important, the smiles that our students arrive with each morning are what matter most to us. From the student who wrote her first mystery novella in Chinese to the fifth grade exhibition on social justice —these are our greatest achievements. This is why we do what we do.
As we have grown, it has become evident to us that Yu Ying really is more than a school. It is a community where our diversity is key to our success, where the sustainability of our community matters, and where our teachers and parents are collaborators. Together we are raising the next generation of culturally fluent and well-rounded global citizens. I’m grateful, personally and professionally, to each and every member of the Yu Ying community for their devotion to all of our Yu Ying students, and for their unwavering support as we’ve grown, changed, and learned—together.