Uniforms

Our motivation for developing a uniform policy has grown out of the following principles:

 A.    Our goal is to honor God in all we do, acknowledging the Lordship of Jesus Christ in our choices.

B.    Students will wear uniforms to acknowledge through dress that we respect fellow classmates, teachers and the high value of education. In the same way that a Marine puts on his/her uniform as he/she goes to serve our country, our students will put on their uniform in preparation to go to school and fulfill their God given responsibility to grow in wisdom and discipline. Uniforms help to introduce the mindset of discipline and hard work.

C.    Clothing represents the vocational calling of a person, and inherent in the uniform policy is a desire to create an environment where undue attention is not drawn to specific students.  The neat appearance created by a uniform enhances a ready-to-learn atmosphere.

D.   Uniforms help promote a cohesive presentation of the students in our school. When our students are in uniform it communicates, aesthetically, that they are part of the same team, working toward the same goals. The student is part of a group identity that strives for excellence, and the code establishes a tradition toward that end.

E.    The uniform code should save parents money. The uniform code de-emphasizes the social impact of dress and helps focus the students on character and academic issues.

F.    The uniform code addresses security. On field trips, students in uniform aid the teachers in keeping track of everyone. On the playground or in the school, teachers and staff can clearly identify students from outsiders.

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When interpreting the uniform dress code regulations below and shopping for your student,

please keep in mind that the aim of the dress code is business casual.

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GCS UNIFORM REGULATIONS

 Boys

Pants/Shorts: Khaki or navy chino (flat front or pleated, no cargo please; straight hem at the bottom, no elastic at the ankle please)

If bottoms have belt loops, they must wear a belt.  No loops, no belt required.

Shirts may be polo or button-down style.               

Polo: White, navy, or light blue (for light blue: please compare to the standard uniform light blue that you might find at Old Navy, Target, Children’s Place, etc. Light blue polos from other suppliers are acceptable as long as they are the same light blue when compared to those listed here.)

Button down:  White or Oxford blue with buttons of the same color as the shirt

Sweaters: Navy, white, or khaki vest, pull-over, or cardigan

Shoes: Solid conservative colored, conservative athletic or dress shoes with dress socks

Socks: Conservative, solid colored, coordinated with clothing


*Some parents may be uncertain of what is meant by “Oxford blue”.  A google search of “oxford blue shirt” will bring up the typical Oxford blue business style shirt.  You can also see an example here from Gap or Old Navy.

 

Girls

Pants/Shorts/Skirts/Skorts**

Bottoms: Khaki or navy (flat front or pleated, no cargo please; straight hem at bottom, no elastic ankle please)

If bottoms have belt loops, they must wear a belt.  No belt loops, no belt required.

Jumpers: Khaki or navy

Shirts may be polo or button-down style.               

Polo:  White, navy, or light blue (for light blue: please compare to the standard uniform light blue that you might find at Old Navy, Target, Children’s Place, etc. Light blue polos from other suppliers are acceptable as long as they are the same light blue when compared to those listed here.)

Button down:  White or Oxford blue with buttons of the same color as the shirt

Sweaters: Navy, white, or khaki; vest, pull-over, or cardigan

Shoes: Solid conservative colored, conservative athletic or dress shoes with dress socks

Button-down: White or Oxford blue

Socks: Conservative, solid colors, coordinated with clothing


**Shorts must be knee length “Bermuda” style.  Skirts and skorts must be knee length as well.