Gaia Democratic School

A K-12 Independent School in Minneapolis, MN USA.

  Learning Together in Fun and Freedom
Join our Education Revolution!

We believe in 
academic freedom, 
youth empowerment, 
democratic education,
and environmental stewardship.  

Now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year,
contact us now for an interview! See "Admissions" page for more info. or
Gaia Democratic School
Minneapolis, MN 
Our new home is in the beautiful First Unitarian Society at 900 Mt. Curve Ave. Minneapolis, MN, USA 55403.
Our entrance is on Groveland Ave and faces the back of the Walker Art Center.

View of the Walker Art Center from our front yard!

Looking up the hill at the school from the playground.

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We offer K-12 students individualized learning in an environment of empowerment, freedom & fun with an emphasis on cooperative & democratic methods. Unschoolers, homeschoolers, and free spirits are welcome! 


  [dem-uh-krat-ik]  Show IPA
pertaining to or of the nature of democracy or a democracy.
pertaining to or characterized by the principle of political or social equality for all: 
democratic treatment.
advocating or upholding democracy.

Become a member!
Gaia Democratic School is a 501(c)3 tax exempt, non-profit organization and all contributions are tax deductible. GDS is independent and relies on tuition as it's main source of income. GDS provides scholarships for many students, ensuring that they access to the school regardless of financial situation. 
By becoming a member, you support this scholarship fund and other GDS essentials, such as Field Trips. 

Basic Membership:  For $10/month you'll receive a free copy of our student published monthly school newspaper, chock-full of original writing, art, and school happenings. A 10% discount on any official Gaia Gear is also yours. 

Deluxe Membership:
 For $25/month you'll receive the school newspaper, and our monthly art magazine filled with Gaia student art. In addition you get 25% off Gaia Gear.

Super Mega Deluxe Package:
 For $50/month you'll receive the newspaper, art magazine, a free Gaia t-shirt and 50% off all Gaia Gear and Gaia events!
All members are invited to the school's annual Membership meeting which will occur yearly, close to the beginning of the school year. You will have the privilege of voting on Board Members when positions are being filled. 

Select your membership level from the drop down menu and click "Subscribe" to set up an automatic monthly payment through PayPal.

Membership Payment


Use this "Donate" button to make a one time donation or pay tuition with Paypal.

Of course, you also can send a check to Gaia at 900 Mt. Curve Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55403. 

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Gaia Democratic School admits students of any race, color, religion, gender, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. GDS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, or national and ethnic origin. 

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