2018 – 2019 School Year

This document represents a significant update to our Dress Code Policy. The information listed here takes precedence over any conflicts between this document and what is printed in the bulletin. The GCA Dress Code Policy is stated on p. 165 of the student bulletin. The following applies to appropriate uniform dress in the classroom buildings during school hours.

Uniform clothing may only be purchased from Land’s End. Please refer to our Land’s End uniform list on their website at http://www.landsend.com and search for GCA under the School link using our code: 900187535. There is also a link to Land’s End on the GCA website. Land’s End approved options for shirts, pants, shorts, and skorts are listed below. The GCA logo must be embroidered over the left chest on all shirts and on the front left hem of all shorts and skorts. All uniform items should be bought in a size that show ease of garment.

Ladies’ Shirt Options from Land’s End (Red, Green, Navy Blue, Black, and White):

  • Feminine Fit Mesh Polo (long & short sleeve)
  • Feminine Fit Interlock Polo (long & short sleeve)
  • Interlock Polo (long & short sleeve)
  • Oxford Shirt (long sleeve, only in white)

Ladies’ Pants Options from Land’s End:

  • Woven Stretch Pencil Leg Chino Pants (Khaki)
  • Plain Front Stretch Chino Pants (Khaki)
  • School Uniform Perfect Fit Iron Knee Blend Elastic Waist Chino Pants (Khaki)

Ladies’ Shorts and Skorts Options from Land’s End:

Shorts and skorts should be bought in a size that show ease of garment so that they are no shorter than 2 inches above the knee when standing. Shorts, if hemmed, must still show the GCA logo.

  • School Uniform Plain Front Blend Chino Shorts (Khaki)
  • Girls Stretch Chino Bermuda Shorts (Khaki)
  • School Uniform Blend Chino Skort Top of Knee (Khaki)
  • School Uniform Solid Pleated Skort Top of Knee (Khaki)
  • School Uniform Plaid Pleated Skort Top of Knee (Hunter/Classic Navy Plaid)

Ladies’ Sweater Options from Land’s End (only in navy blue):

  • Performance Fine Gauge Cardigan (40% Rayon, 40% Nylon, 20% Cotton)
  • Fine Gauge Cotton Cardigan Sweater (100% Cotton)
  • V-Neck Drifter Sweater Vest (100% Cotton)
  • Zip-Front Drifter Cardigan (100% Cotton)
  • Button-Front Drifter Cardigan Sweater (100% Cotton)

* Previously purchased American Imaging & Design hunter plaid uniform skirts will be part of the 2018-2019 school uniform, provided they are of proper fit and length.

Men’s Shirt Options from Land’s End (Red, Green, Navy Blue, Black, and White):

  • Mesh Polo (long & short sleeve)
  • Interlock Polo (long & short sleeve)
  • Oxford Shirt (long sleeve, only in white)
  • Striped Long Sleeve Oxford Shirt (blue and white stripes)

Men’s Pants Options from Land’s End:

  • School Uniform Stain Resist Plain Front Chino Pant (Khaki)
  • School Uniform Lands' End Perfect Chino Pant (Khaki)
  • School Uniform Active Chino Pants (Khaki)
  • School Uniform Tailored Fit Plain Front Pant (Khaki)
  • School Uniform Tailored Fit Blend Plain Front Pants (Khaki)

Men’s Shorts Options from Land’s End:

Shorts should be bought in a size that shows ease of garment so that they are not shorter than 2 inches above the knee when standing. Shorts, if hemmed, must still show the GCA logo.

  • School Uniform Cotton Plain Front Chino Shorts (Khaki)
  • School Uniform Plain Front Blend Chino Shorts (Khaki)
  • School Uniform Active Chino Shorts (Khaki)

Men’s Sweater Options from Land’s End (only in navy:

  • Performance Button Front Cardigan (60% Cotton, 40% Rayon)
  • V-Neck Drifter Sweater Vest (100% Cotton)
  • Zip-Front Drifter Cardigan Sweater (100% Cotton)
  • Button-Front Drifter Cardigan Sweater (100% Cotton)

Footwear:

All students are required to wear closed-toe shoes (i.e. loafers, tennis shoes, etc.). Flip flops, slides, sandals, high heels, or any other kind of footwear along these lines are not allowed.

Uniform sock and/or stocking choices will be limited to a solid color. Small logos (such as the Nike Swoosh or Reebok stripes) can show, but other printed designs or patterns are not allowed.

  • Women – hose, tights, or leggings worn with skirts or skorts must be a solid color. Printed or lace-type patterns are not allowed.
  • Men – tights or leggings are not part of the uniform.

Undershirts:

Only solid white undershirts may be worn under the uniform and must never extend outside of the uniform at the sleeve, hem or above the collar.

Male and female underwear of any style should never be visible.

Outerwear:

Sweatshirts, hoodies, and all other cold-weather coats and jackets are not approved uniform items. GCA organizational hoodies or sweatshirts are not part of the uniform. The GCA Administration encourages students to show pride in their organizations by wearing their hoodies, sweatshirts, t-shirts, etc. around campus outside of the school day.

Each student will be provided with one soft-shell coat/jacket free of charge at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year. This jacket is the approved uniform option for cold-weather wear. We will have samples on campus for each student to select their size. If a student loses their jacket, they will need to purchase a replacement.