From day one, when Yu Ying opened our doors to the first 130 students in 2008, we were the only public or private school of our kind in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.  Demand for Yu Ying’s innovative program has grown every year since, resulting in more than 1,000 applications each year.

If you have received a lottery match from My School DC for Yu Ying’s 2020-2021 School Year and have questions you can send them to enrollment@washingtonyuying.org.

Yu Ying has updated it’s enrollment procedures due to the Covid-19 school closure. Please see the Enrollment page on our Covid-19 Response site for information on how to complete the required registration process.

Attending an Open House

To learn more about Yu Ying, please join us at an open house.  Yu Ying’s open houses schedule runs from October to February. Sessions are held in our multipurpose room (220 Taylor St. NE). During this time you will have an opportunity see a presentation, ask questions, and tour the school. No registration is necessary. These events are timed and designed for adults.

As they learn Chinese language, culture, and traditions, Yu Ying students expand their understanding of the role they play in today’s interconnected world. Come learn how Yu Ying prepares students to be life-long learners and global citizens through a nurturing English/Chinese language immersion program within the IB Primary Years Programme curriculum.

Applying to Yu Ying

To enroll in Yu Ying, families must first apply through a lottery.  Yu Ying participates in My School DC common application and common lottery.  This means that Yu Ying accepts only those applications submitted through My School DC.

The My School DC common lottery is a single, random lottery that determines placement for new students at all participating schools. Student-school matches are based on a variety of factors, including the number of spaces at each school; sibling, and other preferences; and each student’s choices. Below is a helpful video explaining how My School DC selects students:

For more information about the common application and common lottery, please see My School DC FAQ.

Siblings of current Yu Ying and DCI students may receive enrollment preference to Yu Ying if those siblings meet the following criteria. The sibling:

  • Is related by blood to either one parent or both parents of the current sibling; OR
  • Is adopted by one or both parents of the current sibling; OR
  • Is a step sibling (related through the marriage of current student and step sibling); AND
  • Lives with the current student at least 50 percent of the time and the home they share is in Washington, D.C.

Registering New and Returning Students

Yu Ying has updated it’s enrollment procedures due to the Covid-19 school closure. Please see the Enrollment page on our Covid-19 Response site for information on how to complete the required registration process.