1219 University Ave. SE Minneapolis, MN 55414

Current News

We are currently accepting applications for new students at all grade levels, K-12.
Check out our new MINI enrollment option for new students.
We also welcome new interns and volunteers.
​​For a private tour, call 612-823-0154 or email SCHOOL@GAIADEMOCRATIC.ORG.
Virtual tours available too!
We love to show off our school! 

​​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, laptop and/or chromebooks too! (+delivery/shipping options)

-Weekly private check ins with staff advisors

-Yearly testing provided (not required)

-Individually tailored recommendations, educational plans, consultations

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.

Gaia MINI student enrollment includes:

-Online only- unlimited attendance

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

-Educational supplies included* (+delivery/shipping options) a deposit may be required for laptop/chromebook*

-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- $500.00/month (sliding scale)

A limited number of minimum tuition waivers are available. 

Class Participation as Guest:

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

​Purchase 1 class

Purchase 6 class pack

Special T-Shirt Fundraiser to benefit a Gaia student artist in need!

CATS BEAT COPS (limited edition) Also check out our new Gaia Gear COLORS and styles.

​BUY one here: 

​​​Gaia Democratic school

Alert! We MOVED to a new location summer of 2018!  

our address IS:

1219 University Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55414

(on the corner of 13th and University Ave. SE)

Metrotransit bus stop is on University, serviced by routes 6 and 2. Other options include the U of M buses and nearby light rail train stops.

School hours are 9:30am-4:00pm.

Summer 2020 Announcement:

COVID19/Weather/Closing Policy:

We generally follow Minneapolis Public Schools district's decisions on closing/delaying school. However, the Gaia Council voted in March 2020 to allow flexibility with this policy.

The well being of our community is our top priority. We are keeping up to date on current available guidelines and scientific data. At this time, we are confident that we are able to implement safety precautions, partially due to our small size and cooperative environment. We plan to re-open for in-person school on Sept. 8, 2020 with social distancing and other new safety policies in place. These include: temperature checks, disinfection of our space, increased air flow and medical grade quality air filtration. We plan to be outdoors as much as possible and will limit the number of people in each room. Hand sanitizer and masks will be available for students and staff. 

We will also continue to ZOOM meetings and classes for those who are not in person attendance.

Camping Trip May 25, 26, 27

Last Day of the Year/Graduation Celebration! June 11, 2021 

See what learning in freedom can do for you! 

We are looking forward to a fun filled summer and hope you will come play with us!
Gaia is hostingday camps for youth age 6-21 in both Minneapolis and St. Cloud from June 28-August 13, 2021.
Join the fun!

Flexible options include half days, full days, weekly, daily or drop in. 

Half day- 11:00am- 2:00pm

Full day- 11:00am- 5:00pm
Fill out the Registration Request Form (below) to get started and/or request more info here:

About this form: Please complete one form per youth. All sections are optional except section 1. Each week has a section. Theme/topic choices, requests and suggestions are in section 9. Basic Gaia info is in section 10.
Your registration request will be confirmed after full registration is received, including payment and/or scholarship approval. Further information including emergency contacts and liability waiver will be required to complete registration. After you fill out this form you will receive confirmation, invoice and instructions for completing enrollment from Gaia via email.

2020-2021 Calendar: 

Dec. 2020 Newsletter:


February 2021 Newsletter: 

Feb. 2021 Newsletter (1).pdf

​March 2021 newsletter: 

March 2021 Newsletter.pdf

April 2021 Newsletter: