Gaia Democratic School

1219 University Ave. SE 

Minneapolis, MN 55414

Our home is in the beautiful University Baptist Church. Gaia is an unaffiliated tenant at UBC.




in Fun and Freedom! 


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dem·o·crat·ic   [dem-uh-krat-ik]  -adjective
1. pertaining to or of the nature of democracy or a democracy.
2. pertaining to or characterized by the principle of political or social equality for all: 
democratic treatment.
3. advocating or upholding democracy.


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Gaia Democratic School admits students and hires staff of any race, color, religion, gender, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national and ethnic origin (or any other reason) 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, national or ethnic origin or any other reason.

Gaia Democratic School provides a multi age environment for learning together in fun and freedom. We strive to create a school that: -celebrates and honors each individual and the community as a whole --is anti-oppression, anti-racist,  -is inclusive of learning diversity and needs -is "Full Spectrum" in regards to respecting all community members' gender identities, neurodiversity and learning styles. We promote cooperative and self-directed learning, academic freedom, social justice, youth rights, environmental stewardship, and of course, democratic education. Flexible options, small groups and individualized plans are always part of the deal at Gaia. 

We offer K-12 students individualized learning in an environment of empowerment, freedom and fun with an emphasis on cooperative and democratic methods.

Unschoolers, homeschoolers, and free spirits are welcome! 


1219 University Ave. SE Minneapolis, MN 55414


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