Gaia FULL student enrollment includes:

-Unlimited attendance for in-person and online school

-Field trips and snacks included

-Notice of registration with state and home district, etc. (legal requirements) 

-Fee based online programs provided by school

-Educational supplies included (+delivery/shipping options)

-Weekly private check ins with staff advisors

-Yearly testing provided (not required)

-Individually tailored recommendations, educational plans, consultations

-and more!

Tuition Fees for FULL Gaia enrollment:

Full Tuition- $800.00 per month (sliding scale)

Reduced tuition is available by application, based on need. 

$250.00- $800.00 sliding scale

A limited number of minimum tuition waivers are available.

NEW! For new students only, starting Jan. 4, 2021.

Gaia MINI student enrollment includes:

-Online only- unlimited attendance

-School meetings + classes happen daily (M-F) 

-Educational supplies included (+delivery/shipping options)

-Monthly private check in with staff

-Individualized recommendations and consultations

-Notice of Registration with resident state and district option

-Yearly testing available (extra charge)

Tuition Fees for MINI Gaia enrollment

Full Tuition- $500.00/month (sliding scale)

Reduced tuition is available by application. It is based on need.

$125.00- $600.00/month (sliding scale)

A limited number of minimum tuition waivers are available. 

Class Participation as Guest- Just join a Gaia class! 

Fees: $12/per class or 6 for $60/ class pack 

Questions??? Message us!

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.


1219 University Ave. SE Minneapolis, MN 55414

​​​Gaia Democratic school

CLICK below to download an Application for Admission, a Reduced Tuition Application, current Tuition Policy, and pay $25. application fee via Paypal:

Admission & Tuition information

Check out our NEW MINI ENROLLMENT option for online only! Starts Jan. 4, 2021.
Gaia Democratic School welcomes new students and families! 

Call or email today for a tour! Virtual or in person options are available.

Please note: The Gaia council has decided to keep tuition rates the same for the 2020-2021 school year. 

Each student adds dimension to our culture, diversity to our community, and energy to our school. Our school values the innate originality and potential in each person and honors each student's individual learning needs. Our school aims to provide students with a safe, intellectually nourishing, and socially positive environment based on academic freedom. Our community recognizes the importance of individual freedom, mutual respect, and putting democratic principles into practice.

Gaia Democratic School is entirely independent and relies on tuition as our main source of income. However, we encourage you to explore our unique school regardless of your ability to pay.

Our application process is designed to ensure that Gaia Democratic School is a healthy match for prospective students and the principles that guide the school are in alignment with what students and families need. 
We accept applications any time of the year.

Process of enrollment:
1. Contact us via email or phone with general questions or to set up a tour.
2. Submit an Application, $25 Application fee, and any other appropriate forms and information.  
3. If Application is submitted during school year, the prospective Student is invited to visit during the school day and is introduced/announced to community at a School Meeting.
4. If an Application for Tuition Reduction was submitted, the Finance Committee will review as soon as possible and set a tuition amount.
5. Offer of enrollment is made.

To apply, please print and complete the application and mail it with a check or money order for the $25 application fee to: 
Gaia Democratic School, 1219 University Ave. SE Minneapolis, MN 55414
You can also complete the application, scan it, send by email to and pay the $25.00 application fee by Paypal.​