Gaia Democratic School

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

  Learning Together in Fun and Freedom
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We believe in 
academic freedom, 
youth empowerment, 
democratic education,
and environmental stewardship.  

We accept applications for new students at any time.
Contact us now for an interview!
See "Admissions" page for more info. 

Gaia Democratic School
Minneapolis, MN
Our home is in the beautiful First Unitarian Society. 
Gaia Democratic School is an unaffiliated tenant at FUS.

^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! 


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pertaining to or characterized by the principle of political or social equality for all: 
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advocating or upholding democracy.
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Gaia Democratic School is a 501(c)3 tax exempt, non-profit organization and all contributions are tax deductible.

Gaia Democratic School

Membership Program

Gaia Members help sustain Gaia Democratic School (GDS) financially by contributing monthly or yearly. Our member support directly helps fund need-based school scholarships, educational supplies, field trips, and other vital resources. Please note: you do NOT have to be a Gaia Member to be a student at Gaia.

As a member, you receive discounts on all “Gaia Gear” and GDS events, and free access to our quarterly newsletter featuring student art and other GDS fun.

Dragon and Unicorn membership levels include a FREE T-shirt with your choice of our official logo (above) or our mascot the “Gaiacorn” (below).

To further show our appreciation, all members will be displayed on our Member Mural Wall display. You can choose your own name, your business, or someone you wish to honor.

Membership Levels:

[ ] RAINBOW- $10/month or $100/year

10% off Gaia Gear/Events 50% off T-shirt

[ ] DRAGON-      $25/month or $250/year

25% off Gaia Gear/Events FREE T-shirt

[ ] UNICORN-      $50/month or $500/year      

50% off Gaia Gear/Events FREE T-shirt

[ ] Other:______________________


All members get our quarterly newsletter!

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. 

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, national or ethnic origin or any other reason.

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