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Uniforms

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Students and staff at Great Valley Academy will wear uniforms daily.  We have chosen uniforms because they:

  • Allow students and staff to focus on learning.
  • Help eliminate student or staff judging each other because of brand names, etc.
  • Improve the safety and security of the school.
  • Improve behavior and discipline in the school.
  • Help develop a sense of unity.
  • Ensure that appropriate clothing will be worn to school.
  • Emphasize the individuality of each child.
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Required Uniform

K-6 Grades

  • Khaki school uniform pants, capris, shorts, skorts, skirts, and jumpers for girls (shorts, skorts, skirts, and jumpers must be mid-thigh or longer.)
  • Green polo shirt with Great Valley Academy logo
  • White dress shirt/blouse with Great Valley Academy logo
  • Athletic shoes (Students and staff will be involved in fitness/movement activities throughout the day.)
  • No sandals, shoes with heels; or boots (rain boots are permitted on rainy days only)
  • High socks & leggings must be solid white, black, navy, gray or green

Jr. High (7th & 8th Grades)

  • Khaki school uniform pants, capris, shorts; skorts and jumpers for girls (shorts, skorts, skirts, and jumpers must be mid-thigh or longer.)
  • Burgundy polo shirt with Great Valley Academy logo
  • White dress shirt/blouse with burgundy Great Valley Academy logo
  • Athletic shoes (Students and staff will be involved in fitness/movement activities throughout the day).
  • No sandals, shoes with heels; or boots (rain boots are permitted on rainy days only)
  • High socks & leggings must be solid white, black, gray, burgundy, navy or green

When the weather gets colder, please keep in mind that only navy blue sweaters and jackets with the GVA logo are allowed to be worn in the classroom.  Non-approved jackets and sweaters will be removed as they enter the classroom.

Accessories/Hair

Please keep in mind the intent of the uniform policy is for the students and staff to have a simple, professional and unified appearance – both in clothing and personal appearance, including hairstyles / hair color / jewelry / nail care / make-up / and general grooming.  The focus at GVA is on learning.  Our ultimate guide for clothing / appearance is to be sure it does not distract from learning.  We are preparing students for professional careers and professional appearance is important:

  • Undershirts that extend past the uniform shirt (sleeves and bottom of shirt) must be solid white, black, navy, gray, GVA green, or burgundy (Jr. High Only).
  • Excessive / extreme jewelry, such as chains or spikes, is not allowed.  No visible body piercing, other than earrings, is allowed.
  • Extreme / excessive make-up is not allowed.
  • Visible tattoos are not allowed.
  • We do not have a hair length requirement, but it is important that students are able to make eye contact, so hair must not cover the eyes
  • Only naturally occurring hair colors are permissible
  • Pants need to be worn at the waist and not excessively baggy
  • Hats may be worn in a practical manner in order to block eyes form the sun.
  • Head coverings worn for religious reasons will be allowed.

Uniform Enforcement

1st incident:  Classroom teacher contacts parents and lets them know their child is out of uniform. Parent reviews the policy and agrees to correct uniform issue the next day.

2nd incident:  Classroom teacher sends the child to the office.  The office staff contacts parent to bring appropriate clothing right away.  Student returns to class until their parent arrives.

3rd incident:  Classroom teacher contacts administration.  Administration contacts parents, reviews the policy and parents bring clothing immediately.  Administration will offer any assistance necessary to ensure the student adheres to the school uniform policy.