Yu Ying works hard to create an inclusive, welcoming environment for our students, families, and staff. And at the same time, we strive to provide resources, tools, and events that support and strengthen our entire community.

What Families Should Know

Families are the driving force behind some of Yu Ying’s most celebrated activities like the Annual Gala and Bike to School Week, and parents are the engines of the students’ day-to-day successes. Whether helping with homework, cultivating our rain garden, or chaperoning kids on field trips, Yu Ying families are enriching not only their child’s education but also the experience of all Yu Ying students. To learn more about how parents can support Yu Ying visit Yu Ying Parent Association.

Communication is Critical

As a language immersion school, Yu Ying fully recognizes that strong communication is critical to the community and is committed to growing its communication capabilities to adapt to the changing needs of teachers and parents.

Supporting All Learners

Yu Ying supports all learners and their ranges of abilities.  Our learning support team is composed of talented educators who understand and employ effective strategies to help students with disabilities achieve their potential.  Additionally, Yu Ying is a member of the DC Special Education Cooperative, which facilitates collaboration across schools to raise achievement of students with disabilities.

``I also want to thank you and everyone...for all the hard work you have done with him this year. It's hard to believe how far he has progressed and soooo much better since the fall. Truly amazing!``
Yu Ying Parent

Providing Healthy Meals

Yu Ying strives to be a healthy school. Kids who are nutritionally fit are more likely to have the energy, stamina, and strong self-esteem–all of which enhance their ability to learn.  Parents are encouraged to pack healthy meals for their students.  Students also have the option of receiving a healthy breakfast or lunch at school.  Yu Ying has prohibits junk food and candy on its premises.  Yu Ying is also a nut-free school as many of our students have severe allergies to nuts and products made with nuts.

Free and Reduced Lunch

Washington Yu Ying participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP) and the Afterschool Snack Program (ASSP). Breakfast is free for all students.

Families should continue to fill out the FARM applications. Applications are linked below, and/or at Washington Yu Ying’s Reception desk (220 Taylor St NE Washington, DC 20017). or questions, or to submit your application, please contact our meal ops team at lunch@washingtonyuying.org.

English Application Form

Spanish Application Form

Eligibility Information

Offering a Quality Before and After School Program

Yu Ying offers an afterschool program called REEF (Responsibility, Exercise, Education and Fun).  REEF classes are designed to be dynamic and engaging in ways unique to an ordinary school day.  Our goal is to maintain a high standard of academic enrichment, as well as a strong commitment to the Chinese immersion environment.

WashingtonYuYing_012Yu Ying’s REEF program is Monday-Thursday from 3:30-5:45 p.m. and Friday 1:00-5:45 p.m. Registration for REEF begins approximately two weeks before the start of the new sessions.  Yu Ying offers three sessions per year during fall, winter, and spring.  The payment schedule for REEF is flexible and based on a student’s’ level of participation.  For example, a drop-in rate is $22 per day per child (M-Th) and the monthly full program rate is $450 per month per child.  Yu Ying offers a reduced rate for families who qualify as well as sibling discounts.  Yu Ying offers before school care as well from 7:30 a.m. to 8:10 a.m. Monday through Friday.

Interested in working for REEF or just seeing more of this program in action? Check out reefaftercare.squarespace.com

Creating an Optimal Learning Environment

Yu Ying’s campus provides space for a comprehensive education that focuses on the development of the whole student. Sitting on three woodsy acres, our campus features a 43,000-square foot building that is fully equipped with an art room, library, playgrounds, multi-purpose room, and performing arts space. Each classroom is filled with natural light and fresh air.

IMG_7604Yu Ying’s campus also features the Founders Forest, a one-acre outdoor nature center, which provides exploratory opportunities to nurture students’ innate curiosity about the world around them while mastering core academic concepts related to sustainability and environmentalism.  This optimal learning environment provides a wealth of opportunities for Yu Ying’s students and has plenty of room for learners to grow, explore, and (of course) play!

Offering a Direct Path to Middle / High School

Washington Yu Ying along with 4 other immersion charter schools in Washington, DC partnered to create the District of Columbia International School. This combined middle/high school allows Yu Ying students to continue a rigorous academic program while building on their Chinese language and cultural immersion experiences.

Operation of DCI began in school year 2014-15 with 200 Students from the Member Schools in the 6th and 7th grade classes and will grow to its capacity of 1400 students in grades 6-12.  DCI offers advanced Spanish, Chinese and French language immersion in a technology-rich learning environment.  In addition to Yu Ying, the other immersion schools that feed into DCI include DC Bilingual Public Charter School, Elsie Whitlow Stokes Communtiy Freedom Public Charter School, Latin American Montessori Bilingual Public Charter School, and Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School. For more information about DCI, please see dcinternationalschool.org.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VI”), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”), Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (“The Age Act”), applicants for admission and employment, students, parents, employees, sources of referral of applicants for admission and employment, and all unions or professional organizations holding collective bargaining or professional agreements with Washington Yu Ying PCS are hereby notified that [Washington Yu Ying PCS] does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities.

Students, parents and/or guardians having inquiries concerning Washington Yu Ying PCS compliance with Section 504 or the ADA as it applies to students or who wish to file a complaint regarding such compliance should contact: Section 504 & ADA Coordinator: Marcus Travers at 202-635-1950 and marcus.travers@washingtonyuying.org , who has been designated by Washington Yu Ying PCS to coordinate its efforts to comply with the regulations implementing Section 504 and ADA.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

District of Columbia Human Rights Act

Also, the District of Columbia Human Rights Act, approved December 13, 1977 (DC law 2-38; DC official code
§2-1402.11(2006), as amended) states the following:

It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice to do any of the following acts, wholly or partially for a discriminatory reason based upon the actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, genetic information, disability, matriculation, or political affiliation of any individual. To file a complaint alleging discrimination on one of these bases, please contact the District of Columbia’s Office of Human Rights at (202) 727-4559 or ohr@dc.gov.