Gaia Democratic School provides a multi age environment for learning together in fun and freedom. We strive to create a school that: -celebrates and honors each individual and the community as a whole --is anti-oppression, anti-racist,  -is inclusive of learning diversity and needs -is "Full Spectrum" in regards to respecting all community members' gender identities, neurodiversity and learning styles. We promote cooperative and self-directed learning, academic freedom, social justice, youth rights, environmental stewardship, and of course, democratic education. Flexible options, small groups and individualized plans are always part of the deal at Gaia. Gaia Democratic School admits students of any race, color, religion, gender, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national and ethnic origin and accords to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to all 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.


1219 University Ave. SE Minneapolis, MN 55414

​​​Gaia Democratic school

Gaia is excited to announce the return of our Summer Camps program for 2023!

​Welcome to Gaia! We are looking forward to a fun filled summer and hope you will come play with us.


Summer Camps 2023: We will be doing summer camps from July 10- Aug. 11. Details and Registration request here:

Join the fun! Flexible options include half days, full days, weekly, daily or drop in. You do not have to be a student at Gaia to participate.

Whether your needs are to try a taste of unschooling, get some extra academic support, learn a skill, or just have some fun and social time, Gaia has got a spot for your child/ren this summer!

Options include:

Full or half days, weekly, daily or drop in!  Camps start at 11:00 am and end at 5:00pm. Half days can be 11:00-2:00 or 2:00-5:00 or we can be more flexible. 

Daily offerings include: Academic tutoring, Multi-media Art, and Sports/Fitness fun! 
Baking/Cooking are planned for Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Themes/Structure/Unschool, we offer it all!

Weekly Themes and topics are always optional: 

July 10: Art & Anime

July 17: Dungeons & Dragons, Magic the Gathering & more RPG

July 24: Gaia Science: Earth & Rainbows, Animals & Beasts

July 31: Plant Magic & Fairy Terrariums

Aug. 7: Dungeons & Dragons, Magic the Gathering & more RPG

It's not too late to let us know your ideas, requests and interests!

Information on fees:

"Early Bird" rates are through May 30, 2023. 

Need based scholarships are available, please apply as soon as possible by contacting us after submitting your registration request. ​We encourage you to apply no matter what your ability to pay is.

20% off discounts will be applied to registrations of 2 or more siblings and/or 2 or more weeks of camps.

Gaia Camp Fees: "Early Bird Gets the Worm" rates: 
5 day week- Half day: $140
5 day week- Full day: $240
4 day week- Half day: $115
4 day week- Full day: $220
3 day week- Half day: $95 

3 day week- Full day: $200

Drop in daily Half day- $40
Drop in- Daily- Full day- $60
Drop in- 2x/week - Half days- $60
Drop in- 2x/week- Full days- $95

Summer Pass- Half days unlimited 5 weeks- $500
Summer Pass- Full days- unlimited 5 weeks- $900
Contact us with questions at or 612-823-0154.​​​​