Uniform

Lands' End Link : Use school code 900140856.

Uniforms at Grace Covenant Academy help to ensure a standard of modesty and neatness which glorifies God and helps students focus on academics.  They can help students to be less tempted to compare themselves to others, and parents face less pressure to keep up with the current fashions. Lastly, uniforms minimize costs.  As you keep these goals in mind, we trust that our uniform policy will prove to be more of a blessing than a burden for your family.

Uniforms must be purchased through our exclusive provider, Lands’ End, before the first day of school. To purchase uniforms, please visit the Lands’ End website at www.landsend.com, click on “school” and enter our school code: 900140856. Shirt recommendations and restrictions are noted online for several pieces. Everything that is available on the Grace Covenant Academy Lands’ End site is approved to wear at school.

Sample uniforms are available to try on in the fall only at Sears at Collin Creek Mall in Plano. If you need help with your order, please follow the instructions on the attached flyer HERE.

Students are expected to be in uniform from the time they enter the facility until the time they leave the facility. Below is a list of expectations for how the uniforms should be worn. Students are urged to embrace the “spirit of the law” as they uphold these standards.

Lower School | Grades K -5

All students must own a navy blue polo (purchased through Lands’ End) with the GCA logo embroidered on it. You are welcome to purchase red and white polos  as well; we use the navy polos for field trips. Polos can be worn tucked or untucked.

Girls may wear khaki pants, or Lands’ End plaid skort or skirt with modesty shorts or leggings, and a GCA polo (from Lands’ End). Girls may also wear a plaid jumper with an embroidered peter pan blouse, accompanied by modesty shorts or leggings. The peter pan blouse is to be worn only with the jumper and not with other skirts or pants.

Boys must wear khaki pants and Lands’ End embroidered polo.

Shoes: All shoes must be closed toed. No Crocs, flip-flops, roller shoes, or sandals are allowed.

Socks: Any color socks are acceptable, except with skirts. When worn with skirts, socks should be navy or white.

Sweaters or jackets worn in the classroom must be purchased through Land’s End and have the GCA logo.  Jackets worn back and forth to school -- outside of the classroom -- do NOT need to follow these guidelines.

All other products sold on our Lands’ End school site are optional.

 

Upper School | Grades 6 - 12

Formal uniform: All Upper School Students must own a “formal dress ensemble” for chapel days, leadership events and special occasions. In light of the extra expense of adding a dress option to our uniform this year, students will be permitted to wear any white button-down dress shirt, strictly with their dress uniform, for this year only. The rest of the dress uniform must come from Lands' End. (Socks and shoes excepted.)

Girls formal attire consists of a three-quarter sleeved or long sleeved Lands’ End blouse, a navy Lands' End criss-cross tie, and a Lands’ End plaid skirt. Logo embroidered cardigans or blazers are optional.

Skirt length: Skirt length should be at the top of the knee, and anywhere close to the knee is fine. Currently, Lands' End does not indicate how long the skirt is for the various sizes. If you have a girl with long legs, we suggest that after you select the skirt, click on the "Fit and Size" button. The grid will tell you how tall the girl is for which they made each size skirt. Estimate by that for now. We are asking Lands' End to show the skirt length in inches for each size. Families with an especially tall or slender girl might need to buy a size larger and pin the skirt at the waist or take a simple tuck in it until she gains more girth.

Girls casual attire consists of Lands’ End approved skirt or Lands’ End approved pants and Lands’ End embroidered polo. The skirt may be accompanied by navy or black modesty shorts or leggings.

Boys formal attire consists of a white dress shirt, Lands’ End plaid tie and Lands’ End navy or khaki pant.  A logo embroidered sweater or blazer is optional.

Boys casual attire consists of Lands’ End pants and Lands’ End embroidered polo.

Shoes: Closed toed shoes are required for everyone.  No athletic shoes or sneakers should be worn with the formal uniform. No Crocs, flip-flops, roller shoes, or sandals are allowed.

Socks: Any color socks are acceptable, except with skirts. When worn with skirts, socks should be navy or white.

 Sweaters or jackets worn in the classroom must be purchased through Land’s End and have the GCA logo.

All other products sold on our Lands’ End school site are optional.