DRESS CODE 2020/2021

Emphasis is placed on NEATNESS, MODESTY, CLEANLINESS and APPROPRIATENESS of dress. The head of school and teachers reserve the right to decide whether a student is dressed properly. Students who are out of dress code have two options: 1) Parents can be called to bring appropriate clothes to school. The student will receive “0” for each class missed while out of dress code. 2) Students can go home for the rest of the day. The grade of zero will be given for all missed work.


DRESS CODE IS REQUIRED IN ALL ACADEMIC BUILDINGS MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. Students should remain in dress code throughout the school day (7:45am-3:00pm). There will be Dress Down Days occasionally. Please see the Dress Down Day guidelines for more information.


General Appearance for All Students

1.    Hair should be neat and clean. Hair shall be neatly cut above the collar, above the eyebrows and around the ears. Hair must be such a length that it is not able to cover the eyes or ears. Appropriate designs (at the discretion of administration) shaved into the hair or eyebrows will be acceptable.                                   

2.   Facial hair and sideburns must be neatly trimmed.

3.   Only natural hair colors will be allowed.

4.   Earrings are not allowed on boys.

5.   Tattoos and body piercing must not be visible.

6.   Shirts must be tucked in at all times.

7.   All clothing must fit appropriately; no over-sized or form-fitting clothing will be allowed.

8.   Hats may only be worn to and from school and at recess time. Hats must be kept in the lockers/book bags during school.



A.     Uniform pants or uniform shorts must be navy or khaki/tan.

B.     Shorts cannot be shorter than 1 inch above the knee.  They may be worn between April 1 – October 31. Girls may also wear uniform navy or khaki/tan skorts or capris during the same time frame.

C.     Girls may wear uniform navy or khaki/tan skirts or uniform polo style, solid colored, short and long sleeve dresses.  Skirts and dresses cannot be shorter than 1 inch above the knee. 

D.     Shorts should be worn under skirts, dresses, or jumpers for modesty purposes.

E.     SHIRTS- collared, solid, short or long sleeve, button-type polo shirt, oxford, or uniform blouses.

F.     SWEATERS – may be solid or striped.  No hoods are allowed.

G.     Solid color sweatshirts worn over a collared shirt are allowed. No hoods are allowed. 

H.    TGCA School fleece, sweatshirt, hoodie, or jacket may be worn over a uniform shirt (provided that the hood is not worn up).

I.       Socks or tights must be worn with all shoes. 

J.       Tennis shoes or closed toe shoes. No sandals, slides, Crocs, etc.

K.     Students are not allowed to wear make-up.


Middle School 

  1. Pants with belt loops, khaki in color with no design or holes.

  2. Red or Black Polo (6th grade, 7th grade, and new students) Red, Black, Gray or Navy Polo (8th Grade)

  3. TGCA fleece, jacket, sweatshirt, or hoodie (Provided that hoods are not worn up). Black, red, or gray solid sweatshirt and jackets with no design, pictures, or words may be worn.

  4. Belt

  5. Shorts with belt loops, khaki in color with no design or holes (no shorter than one inch above the knee)

  6. Tennis shoes or closed toe shoes.


Dress Down Day Guidelines


  • Dress down day is a classroom fundraiser.  There is a $1.00 fee for dress down day.  The fee is not optional.  Students who continuously dress down and do not pay the fee will lose the privilege of dressing down. 

  • Wear a casual shirt of your choice, such as a hoodie for your favorite team or your favorite sequin top.  Do not choose inappropriate words or pictures.  You can also choose to wear a Christian t-shirt or TGCA shirt.

  • Wear any jeans or athletic pants.  Do not wear jeans with holes or rips in them.


Middle School

  • Skin or Undergarments must not be seen between the clavicle and 3 inches above the knee.

  • Clothing must not have holes.

  • Clothing must not have inappropriate words, symbols, or pictures.

  • All shirts must cover the shoulder (have sleeves).

  • Shoes must be closed toed.

  • No hats

  • Legging may only be worn under shorts, skirts, or dresses. Not by themselves.