Dress Code Information

The goal of Calvary Academy is to produce Christian young people. It is our belief that neat and modest dress is in keeping with this goal. Extremes are to be avoided. Calvary Academy students are expected to adhere to this policy anytime they are at school. The interpretation of neat and modest is always at the sole discretion of the Calvary Academy Administrative Staff and is not subject to debate.

  • Students are to be neat, modest, and well groomed at all times.
  • Shirts/blouses must be long enough to remain tucked in slacks/skirts.* Collars are required on shirts/blouses. Shirts and blouses must be buttoned within 3 inches from the neck.
    *Shirts may be untucked if designed for such, and if an appropriate length.
  • Small designer logos on clothing are allowed, NO other pictures or messages.
  • Plain tee-shirts may be worn under shirts, but must be tucked in slacks or skirts.
  • Jackets and sweatshirts are not to be worn to class or chapel
  • Neat sweaters may be worn with shirts/blouses.
  • Sweat suits are inappropriate.
  • No skin-tight clothing.
  • No torn clothing or clothes with holes.
  • Skirts must be no more than 1” above knee.
  • No shorts.
  • No hats to be worn inside the building.
  • No clothing indicating the grunge, drug or gang cultures.
  • Muscle or body shirts are inappropriate.
  • Slacks and jeans are to fit neatly.
  • Body piercing is inappropriate.

DRESS CODE - HIGH SCHOOL BOYS

  • Boys are to be clean-shaven
  • Earrings are not permitted.
  • Hair must be neat, well-groomed, and avoiding extremes. No hair carvings or ponytails are allowed. There will be a five-day warning to either get hair trimmed, or communicate to the school the date of appointment.

DRESS CODE - HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS

  • Extreme hairstyles or colors are inappropriate.
  • Earrings are allowed.

Uniform Dress Code for Elementary & Jr. High

Calvary Academy students are expected to be neatly and modestly attired every day in attendance. Calvary Academy requires all students to dress in a manner reflecting respect for the important academic activities of the Academy. The following uniform policy is in effect for Junior Kindergarten through 8th grade students, effective the first day of school.

Dress Code – All Elementary & Jr. High Students

  • Jackets are not to be worn to classes or chapel.
  • Students are to be neat, modest, clean and well-groomed at all times.
  • Neat sweaters may be worn with a shirt or blouse.
  • Shirts/blouses are to be tucked in at all times.
  • Plain white tee-shirts are allowed under shirts.
  • Hats are inappropriate to wear inside the Academy building.
  • Body piercing is not allowed.
  • Extreme hairstyles or colors are inappropriate.
  • Official red polo shirts and sweatshirts are allowed when purchased through Calvary Academy.

Dress Code – Elementary & Jr. High Boys

  • Navy or Khaki permanent press slacks.
  • Solid white, navy, or light blue oxford cloth shirt, long or short sleeve; white or light blue cotton knit shirts with collars, long or short sleeve; white or light blue turtlenecks (no mock turtlenecks).
  • Any color cardigan, crew neck or v-necked styles. No sweatshirts other than official Calvary sweatshirts purchased from Calvary Academy.
  • Shorts purchased from the Academy are allowed until mid-October and then in the month of May
  • Earrings are not permitted.
  • Hair must be neat, well-groomed, and avoiding extremes. No hair carvings or ponytails are allowed. There will be a five-day warning to either get hair trimmed, or communicate to the school the date of appointment.

Dress Code – Elementary & Jr. High Girls

  • Navy or khaki skirts or jumpers for JK through 4th grade.
  • Navy or khaki skirts for 5th – 8th grade. These items should be no more than one inch above the knee.
  • Navy or khaki permanent press slacks or skorts for JK through 8th grades.
  • Solid white, navy, or light blue oxford cloth blouses, long or short sleeve; white or light blue cotton knit shirts with collars, long or short sleeves; white or light blue turtlenecks (no mock turtlenecks).
  • Any color cardigan, crew neck or v-necked style sweaters. No sweatshirts other than official “Calvary” sweatshirts purchased from Calvary Academy.
  • Earrings are allowed.

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