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Uniform Policy

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Dress policy

The dress policy at Veritas Classical Academy is designed to assist in promoting an atmosphere of learning.  We want all of our students to strive for a clean,  modest, and attractive appearance.  Uniforms are a fundamental part of the school culture at Veritas Classical Academy.  They allow our students to focus on the task at hand, learning, and to be free of the peer pressures that fashion trends can create.  All student are required to wear uniforms.  There will be special occasions during which our students will be permitted to wear non-uniform appropriate attire, suitable to the event.  At no time will we use “non-uniform days” as a fundraiser for the school.

Our teachers and staff will also maintain a neat and modest appearance.

 

Pre-K/Kindergarten – 6th Grade Dress Code

Girls:

Navy/grey/khaki/plaid skirts or jumpers or navy/khaki/grey pants with belt for girls.  Pants may be pleated or flat front, no cargo pants.  Our school plaid is “Clear Blue” available at Land’s End.  All jumpers and skirts will be of modest length (at or below mid-knee).  Girls wearing skirts of jumpers must wear shorts underneath or solid color leggings or tights in navy, white, black, or grey.  Solid color long or short sleeve polos in navy, white, or grey.  Girls may also wear long or short sleeve white blouses.  Solid color tights, leggings, identical knee socks, or identical low socks for girls in navy, grey, black, or white only.

Boys:

Khaki, navy or grey pants with belt for boys.  Pants may be pleated or flat front, no cargo pants. Pants with belt loops require belts.  Solid color long or short sleeve polos in navy, white, or grey.  Boys may also wear white oxford shirts.  Solid color, identical socks in navy, grey, black, or white only.

 

7th - 10th Grade Dress Code

Students in the upper school are entering young adulthood and are asked to be good role models for the younger students in both conduct and virtue.  The upper school uniform is distinguished by a tie worn daily and by an Academy jacket worn during the colder months.  Only upper school students may wear a jacket and tie.

Girls:

Navy/grey/khaki/plaid skirts or navy/khaki/grey pants with belt for girls.  Pants may be pleated or flat front, no cargo pants.  Our school plaid is “Clear Blue” available at Land’s End.  All skirts must fall at the middle of the knees or longer. Girls wearing skirts must wear shorts underneath or solid color leggings or tights in navy, grey, white, or black only.  White long or short sleeve blouses with grey, navy or plaid tie.  Solid color tights, leggings, identical knee socks, or identical low socks in navy, grey, black, or white only.  School jacket is required October 1 through April 1 and it must have all buttons attached.

Gym: Girls will change into plain navy or grey t-shirts (no logos or designs) and grey or navy basketball-length shorts or yoga/sweatpants.

Boys:

Khaki, navy or grey pants with belt for boys.  Pants may be pleated or flat front, no cargo pants.  White oxford shirts with grey, navy or plaid tie.  Solid color socks in navy, grey, black, or white only.  School jacket is required October 1 through April 1 and have all buttons attached..

Gym: Boys will change into plain navy or grey t-shirts (no logos or designs) and grey or navy basketball-length shorts or sweatpants.

 

General:

Students found not to be in compliance with the uniform policy shall be sent to the uniform closet to retrieve appropriate clothing or shall be sent home.

Comfortable shoes of your choice in solid colors or sneakers.  No high heels, sandals, boots, or open-toe shoes.  All shoes must be worn with socks.

Only upper school students (7th-10th grades) may wear ties and jackets.

Veritas polos are available for purchase from the school.

Navy or grey Veritas V-neck sweaters may be worn at anytime.  We will take orders for sweaters, polos, and other Veritas gear once a month at the school office.

Button-down sweaters (no hoods or zippers) in white, navy, or grey may also be worn.  Sweaters must be plain and without logos or graphics.

Sweater vests may be worn in solid navy, grey, or khaki only and without logos, graphics, or printed designs.

From August  to October 1 and from April 1 to the end of the school year, students may wear navy, grey or khaki uniform shorts that fall at the knee.

Belts are required if pants have belt loops.

Boys hair must be neat with bangs above the eyebrows, the back should not touch the collar of the shirt, and the sides should not touch ears. Boys are to be clean shaven with side burns no longer than middle of the ear.

Girls may wear non-distracting hair accessories to maintain a neat appearance.

Silent watches may be worn.

Girls may wear modest post-style earrings, no hoops.

No body art or temporary tattoos are permitted. No fake nails, painted nails, hair dyes, and no body piercings.

Gym Attire:  Students will keep a pair of non-skid gym shoes at school.  Girls wearing skirts or jumpers must wear shorts underneath.