Gaia Democratic School

Current News:

Download our 2014-15 school calendar here: 
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*Gaia DS is hiring!

See our complete job posting at Mn Council for Nonprofits here:
Qualified candidates can send resume and cover letter via email to No phone calls please.

*We are very pleased to announce that our new home (for the 2014-15 school year) is the 
First Unitarian Society at 900 Mt. Curve Ave. Minneapolis, 55403. 

*Join us!
2nd Annual Gaia Family 
Carnival/ Open House FRIDAY JULY 25 
Time: 4:00-8:00pm     Location: 900 Mt. Curve Ave. Minneapolis
See our new location, meet the Gaia DS community, enjoy free food, games, entertainment, and more fun! Hosted by the fabulous Silly Miss Tilly. More info here:


Thanks to the Jeffers Foundation school garden grant we were awarded, the Gaia Garden Group meets weekly over the Summer at the Center for Performing Arts. Join the GGG on Mondays from 12:00-2:00 (through July 28, 2014).



School Camping Trip at Camp Sacajawea- June 9, 10, 11

The Winter edition of our 
student created Newspaper "The Democratic Pages" can be found here: 
GaiaDSWinterNewspaper (1).pdf

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Gaia Democratic School proudly presents: 
"Spirit of the World" 

An original musical mythical production

Showing at Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN  
May 22-24, 2014

7pm- Thurs. Fri. Sat May 22, 23, 24 + 3:00 matinee Sat. May 24

Two special children meet The Shadow in a modern day alley and a spectacular adventure through Babylon ensues. A mischievous band of tricksters lead the youth on a quest to recover lost symbols and save the Tree of Life. On the journey, we meet power hungry King Nimrod, mystical Queen Semaramis, their loyal Golem, a mysterious Wind Goddess, a confused beast and other strange creatures who are all part of the mythical, magical, dangerous fun.

Written and conceived by Zion BraveHeart, Performed by Gaia DS students,
Coordinated by Starri Hedges.

Facebook event link:

Indiegogo campaign to raise money for the play was a great success! 
Watch the student made video:

Bookshelves, computers/tablets/kindles, etc., art supplies, nice markers, head phones, notebooks/sketchbooks, folding tables/chairs, fabulous vacuum, small school bus, sturdy folding tables, workbooks, dry erase boards, coffee,
 espresso maker, juicer, etc. Healthy foods are always welcome!

If you have anything you would like to donate, please call or email us.

April/May/June 2014 Meeting and Events Schedule:
Save the dates! 

Gaia Council Meeting: June 18, 5:00pm

Field Trip to Chutes and Ladders: Wed. April 30

Heart of the Beast MAYDAY Parade and Festival: Come visit us at our table in Powderhorn Park! Free Face painting and more fun Sun. May 4th, 12-5pm

Music Therapy Workshop with Lindsay: Mon. May 12 

Spirit of the World (our original play) at Intermedia Arts-
Memorial Day weekend
4 Shows:
7pm on Thurs. Fri. Sat. May 22, 23, 24+3:00 show on Sat. May 24!

NO SCHOOL Mon. May 5th or Mon. May 26

Graduation/School Picnic Celebration: Fri. June 6 from 11:00-3:00 at Lake Harriet (Beard's Plaisance Pavillion)

(as of 4/28/2014)
School Meetings: 1:00 pm in the Sun Room
Chapel hours: 2:15-3:15 M-F

10:15-11:15- Creative Writing w/ Starri- Home Room

11:30-12:45- Play practice- TROT

1:45-2:45- D & D w/ Maurine- Sunroom

2:15-3:00- Art & Crafting w/ Shellee –Purple Room

2:15-3:15- Movement w/ Robert and Allison- Chapel

2:15-3:15- Snack & Chat w/ Starri- TROT

2:15- Super Fun Math Games w/ Liz- HomeRoom

10:15-11:15- DreamTime w/ Starri TROT

11:30-12:30- Anthropology & World Religions w/ Starri – Home Room

12:00-1:00- Game Time- HomeRoom

1:30-2:15- Apocalypse Survival w/ Anne- TROT

2:15-3:15 Acting/The Play- Chapel

10:00-10:50- Mythology & Storytelling w/ Starri- HomeRoom

12:00-1:00- Play practice- TROT

1:15-2:15- Nature Study w/ Liz V.- Outside when possible

2:15-3:15- Global Studies w/ Autumn & Uly- TROT

2:15-3:15- Play - Chapel  

Thursday (No Sun Room until 10:15)
10:15-11:15- Warriors w/ Milan- TROT

11:30-12:30 Yoga w/ Emily- TROT

1:30-2:15- Book Club w/ Anne- TROT

2:15-3:15- Computers w/ Maurine-various locations

2:15-3:15- Play - Chapel

Friday Pie Day! (No Sunroom until 11:00)  
11:150-12:15- Astrology 101 w/ Starri- TROT
12:30-1:15- Gender and Women's Studies w/ Riley - TROT  

1:15-2:00- Tarot w/ Ana –TROT

2:15-3:15- Play practice- Chapel

Happening Spontaneously: Cooking/Baking, Engineering, Philosophy, Music-Playing & Recording (Rock & Roll, et all), Magic the gathering, Goats Club, and whatever we dream up next!


Past Special Events:
Mural Project (begins Sept. 16), Theater of the Oppressed Workshops (Sept. 17,18,19), Equinox Field Trip to Lake Harriet Sept. 20th, 
Gaia Council & Board of Directors ANNUAL MEETING: 
Wed. Oct. 2nd, 5:30-7:00pm, Empty Bowls event Nov. 10, Craft Sale Dec. 1st

We invite you to visit our current home: 
The Center for Performing Arts
3754 Pleasant Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55409

SCHOOL STARTED: Sept. 3, 2013

Our FALL EQUINOX FIELD TRIP to Lake Harriet was a beautiful day! Here we are at the Rose Gardens:

Our Cafe/Free Store FUNDRAISER on Sat. Sept. 14, was a lovely party!

Our 100% cotton Tee Shirts are available in 2 designs--the Gaia Logo--Rainbow Tree and the Gaia Mascot--the Rainbow Unicorn. Support our school and look fabulous for only $20.00. We now have both black and white shirts available!

    •    Friday, June 21, 2013
    • 5:00pm until 10:00pm
  • 2712 E 27th St, Minneapolis, MN 55454 BEDLAM STUDIO-Ivy Arts Building
  • Celebrate Summer & our New School with FREE games, art activities, face paint, tarot readings, puppets, live music, performers & more fun. Come, join our Education Revolution! All ages, of course.

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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