Gaia Calendar 2022-2023 
School hours are 9:30am-4:00pm

School starts: Tues. Sept. 6
No School
-Fri. Oct. 21
-Mon. Oct. 31
-Tues. Nov. 1
-Wed.-Fri. Nov. 23, 24, 25
-Winter break:
   -Dec. 19-Jan. 2, 2023
Back to school: Tues. Jan. 3
No School
-Mon. Jan. 16
-Mon. Feb. 20
-Fri. March 3
-Spring Break: 
    -March 31- April 7
Back to school: Mon. April 10
No school:
-Mon. May 8
-Mon. May 29
Last day of school year and Graduation Celebration: Wed. June 14 

No MPS buses
Sept. 26, Oct. 5, Oct. 19, Nov. 4, Dec. 9, Feb. 21, Jan. 27, Feb. 21 

February 2021 Newsletter: 

Feb. 2021 Newsletter (1).pdf

​​March 2021 newsletter: 

March 2021 Newsletter.pdf

April 2021 Newsletter: 

May 2021 Newsletter: 

June 2021 Newsletter: 

July 2021 Newsletter: 

Current News


1219 University Ave. SE Minneapolis, MN 55414

ART NIGHTS! Wed. 6pm

for youth age 24 & under

July 13- Aug. 10, 2022

Free art supplies, snacks, Bus tokens & AWESOME FOLKS!

Full Spectrum Street Outreach for youth up to age 25

Contact us for support!

Knahni Townsend, Youth Worker 612-385-8409

Riva Garcia, Youth Worker 612-385-8994

​​​Gaia Democratic school

Nightmare on 13th: The Gaia Horror Show an original musical by Gaia premiered on Friday, June 17th. We are working on getting a digital copy available, contact us if you want access! 

Donations are appreciated. 

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.

Covid announcements:

We are currently providing free PPE and rapid tests to students and staff. We continue to enforce masking, ventilation and cleaning policies and protocols. (May 2022)

(updated 8/14/2021) 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 in our safety precautions, partially due to our small size and cooperative environment. We plan to be open for in-person school on Sept. 8, 2021 with masks, social distancing and other safety policies in place. These include: temperature checks, regular 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 all students and staff. Our staff have been vaccinated. 

We will also continue to offer ZOOM meetings and classes as much as possible for those who are not in person.

Gaia’s Summer program will happen for 6 weeks starting July 5- Aug. 12. YAY!

Registration request:

We are are currently accepting applications for new students at all grade levels, K-12.
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! 

See what learning in freedom can do for you!