Award Year: 2019

Yu Ming Charter School

1086 Alcatraz Avenue
Oakland, CA, 94608-1265

(510) 452-2063

Ms. Sue Park, Principal at time of Nomination

Ms. Celia Pascual, Current Principal

Charter School

Alameda County Office of Education

School Website

Mission

As a leader in Mandarin immersion education, we nurture our inclusive and diverse community to become empowered, engaged, and outstanding global citizens.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 6%
  • White: 8%
  • Hispanic: 6%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 47%
  • Two or more races: 32%
Application
Yu Ming Charter School's Empowered, Engaged, and Outstanding Global Citizens

Yu Ming Charter School's Empowered, Engaged, and Outstanding Global Citizens

Located in Oakland, California, Yu Ming Charter School innovates on a breakthrough K-8 educational model that is guiding a diverse student body to grow into the global leaders of tomorrow. We are centered on academic excellence and combine best practices in personalized, project-based, social emotional, and language immersion learning. Students gain mastery across core disciplines - math, science, social studies, and history - in both English and Chinese. Bicultural enrichment courses through hands-on learning experiences round out our learning environment, including Visual and Performing Arts, Choral and Instrumental Music, Design Lab, and Theatre.

We leverage researched-based pedagogies, such as Compass, a competency-based human development model, to help students grow in body, heart, mind, and spirit in pursuit of excellence in every dimension. Continuous program innovation hinges on data-driven decision-making and regular cycles of inquiry inform personalized learning experiences and differentiated instruction. Eighth grade students present a bilingual graduate defense aligned to the Yu Ming Graduate Profile skills and competencies. Yu Ming is committed to fostering a student body that reflects the diversity of its surrounding community and becoming a national model for closing the opportunity gap.

Already, Yu Ming students meet or exceed academic standards, regardless of socio-economic status or race. Learning alongside peers with different perspectives and backgrounds, students have more opportunities to develop creativity, deeper learning, and problem-solving skills. By virtue of our bilingual, bicultural focus and through intensive efforts to enhance student diversity, Yu Ming is preparing students to positively contribute to an increasingly multicultural society.