Gaia Democratic School

First Unitarian Society

900 Mt Curve Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Description: Gaia Democratic School is a A K-12 Independent School in Minneapolis, MN USA. offering individualized learning in an environment of empowerment, freedom and fun with an emphasis on cooperative and democratic methods. Unschoolers, homeschoolers, and free spirits are welcome!

Gaia is a private school that provides holistic educational services to K–12th grade students with emphasis on democratic process, individualized instruction, academic freedom, self-motivation, cooperative learning, youth empowerment, and environmental stewardship. Gaia is part of an education movement that has a long, fascinating history and a vibrant, viable future.

Gaia Democratic School's Summer Camps provide youth age 6-16 with action-packed fun in a unique, freedom based learning environment. Every Camp offers fun learning opportunities including Field Trips, time in nature, and hands on projects such as cooking and gardening. Most Camps are organized by theme. Maintaining Gaia's belief in the value of play and youth empowerment, these themes will be guides, leaving room for flexibility and youth input. High School students may choose to earn credits. Gaia's talented Staff include Teachers, Junior Counselors, and Guest Artists who are competent, caring, and fun.

Target grade level: K–12 grades
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.

Costs: To ensure access and diversity, Gaia has a "sliding scale" tuition rate policy with full tuition at $7000/year. Any student/family that can't pay full tuition may apply for a reduced tuition amount. Minimum monthly tuition is $200, but a limited number of Minimum Tuition Waivers are available. Summer Camps are $250/week for full day camps or $135/week for half-day camps.

Contact Information: school [at] gaiademocratic.org or 612-823-0154


Information subject to change. Please check with Gaia Democratic School for the most current information. Last updated on Sun, Apr 19, 2015.