The GRACE dress code is designed to serve as a guide to students and their parents on the proper attire for our student body. Knowing how to present oneself properly within the school community prepares students for future professional environments. Our desire is to partner with families to instill this important life skill.

A young lady or gentleman should be dressed in such a way to respect and honor God, themselves and others. Clothing should be neat, appropriate and professional.

GRACE Dress Code – Neat, Appropriate, Professional

General Guidelines

Students are to be neat and well-groomed. All attire must be neat, professional, and appropriately sized – not too small or tight and not too large or loose-fitting.

Tops (Shirts, T-Shirts, Collared Shirts, Sweaters, and Sweatshirt)

Tops that are appropriate:

  • GRACE T-Shirts, Plain color, patterned or striped collared shirts, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and sweaters.
  • Tops that have appropriate college/university logos, and professional and college sports teams are permitted as well.
  • Brand name or logos on tops must be no larger than the palm of your hand.
  • Face coverings have the same dress code guidelines as tops.

Tops that are not appropriate:

  • Tops must be long enough to cover the midriff and bottom of top must fit appropriately at the waistline.
  • Plain white or gray undershirts, cropped tops, tank tops, and shirts from other high schools are not acceptable.

At GRACE Christian School, our vision is that students will be grounded in God’s Word and challenged to achieve academic excellence as they prepare to use their gifts and abilities effectively to follow God’s plan for their lives. As a gospel-centered school, we want our students to engage, discuss, and interact with important issues through a Biblical worldview.

We strive for political neutrality as we discuss important issues through the lens of Scripture. As a result, students and staff should not have any politically focused attire relating to specific candidates or movements.

Inappropriate writing/graphics (including racial language or imagery, sexual language or imagery, violent language or imagery, or political language or imagery) is not acceptable.

Tops must have at least short sleeves and may not be sheer (cannot show undergarments), or come off the shoulder.

Students are not allowed to wear their GRACE team uniforms or team warm-ups for class unless approved by the athletic director.

Bottoms

Pants that are appropriate:

  • Appropriate khaki pants, chino pants, and jeans may be worn every day.

Pants that are not appropriate:

  • Frayed and torn jeans, sweatpants, athletic pants, yoga pants, spandex leggings, flannel pajamas, or athletic shorts are not allowed.
  • Pants, including jeans, must be loose-fitting. Fabrics may not be sheer; no undergarments or outline may show.
  • Casual pants such as khaki and cargo style, or dress slacks must be appropriately sized and sit securely at the waist. Belts should be used if needed to satisfy this requirement.

Shorts that are appropriate:

  • Appropriate khaki pants, chino pants, and jeans may be worn every day.

Shorts that are not appropriate:

  • Shorts must be no more than 4” above the crease at the back of the knee. For uneven hemlines, the shortest part of the hemline may be no more than 4” above the middle of the knee.

Skirts and dresses that are not appropriate:

  • Dresses and Skirts must be no more than 4” above the crease at the back of the knee. Leggings may only be worn under a dress code length skirt/dress. For uneven hemlines, the shortest part of the hemline may be no more than 4” above the middle of the knee. Note: Long shirts are not dresses.

Shoes

Shoes should be worn at all times.

Shoes that are appropriate:

  • Sneakers, dress shoes, leather shoes, boat shoes, leather sandals, Crocs with a strap,
  • Elementary school students must have heel straps or closed backs

Shoes that are not appropriate:

  • Athletic slides, flip flops, and non-leather sandals

Grooming

  • Hair color should look natural (including color and highlights)
  • Appropriately sized necklaces are permitted in the school environment
  • Gentleman: Face must be clean-shaven (sideburns no longer than the bottom of the ear),
  • No body piercings.
  • SENIORS ONLY: May have neat facial hair starting in November.
  • Hair should not cover eyes and at its longest point hair must be above the collar
  • Ladies: pierced ear jewelry is appropriate for the classroom environment

Accessories (Hats, Jewelry, etc.)

  • Visible tattoos are not appropriate in the school environment
  • Head coverings such as hats, scarves, and hoods (sweatshirts with hoods may be worn, but the hood may not be worn in the building), are not appropriate in the school environment
  • Sunglasses may only be worn in the case of a medical need
  • No cross-gender dressing is permitted within the GRACE Christian School community
  • Face coverings have the same dress code guidelines as tops.

KINDERGARTEN: The change of clothes kept at school must be dress code appropriate.

Last modified: Aug 26, 2020