1219 University Ave. SE Minneapolis, MN 55414

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

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Admission & Tuition information
Gaia Democratic School welcomes new students and families!

Apply online here:

Note: Reduced Tuition Applications require a separate form.

Virtual or in person tours are available.

Please note: The Gaia council has decided to keep tuition rates the same for the 2022-23 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 and community problem solving. Our community recognizes the importance of individual freedom, mutual aid and 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 income.

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. If needed, contact us via email or phone with general questions and/or to set up a tour. Submit an Application for Admission form (instructions below) and any other appropriate forms and information.  
2. 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.
3. If an Application for Tuition Reduction is submitted, the Finance Committee will review as soon as possible and set up a tuition agreement.
4. Offer of enrollment is made.

To apply, please use this link: 

Or you can download the pdfs below to print. Then complete the application and email/mail it to us:
Gaia Democratic School, 1219 University Ave. SE Minneapolis, MN 55414
School@GaiaDemocratic.org or GaiaDemocratic@gmail.com    For general info or questions use this form: