Dress code

Tower Grove Christian Academy students in grades K-12 are expected to be in dress code on a daily basis, except for special days which will be announced before hand (such as Jeans/Christian T-shirt day for elementary students).

Emphasis is placed on NEATNESS, MODESTY, CLEANLINESS and APPROPRIATENESS of dress. The head of school and teachers reserve the right to decide whether a student is dressed properly.

Students who are out of dress code have two options: 1) Parents can be called to bring appropriate clothes to school. The student will receive “0” for each class missed while out of dress code. 2) Students can go home for the rest of the day. The grade of zero will be given for all missed work.  A three strikes your out policy will be followed for elementary students who come to school out of dress code on Jeans/Christian T-shirt or other dress-down days.  On the third strike, students will be required to be in uniform every day and will not get the privilege of these special days.

DRESS CODE IS REQUIRED IN ALL ACADEMIC BUILDINGS MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. Students should remain in dress code throughout the school day.

General Appearance for All Students

  1. Hair should be neat and clean. Hair shall be neatly cut above the collar, above the eyebrows and around the ears. Hair must be such a length that it is not able to cover the eyes or ears. Nothing shaved into the hair or eyebrows will beacceptable; students who choose to disregard this rule will not be allowed to return to school until the hair is grown back in or it is all shaved off.
  2. Facial hair and sideburns must be neatly trimmed.
  3. Only natural hair colors will be allowed.
  4. Earrings are not allowed on boys.
  5. Tattoos and body piercing must not be visible.
  6. Shirts must be tucked in at all times.
  7. All clothing must fit appropriately; no over-sized or form-fitting clothing will be allowed.
  8. Hats may only be worn to and from school and at recess time. Hats must be kept in the lockers/book bags during school.


  1. Uniform pants or uniform shorts must be navy or khaki/tan.
  2. Girls may also wear culottes, skirts, jumpers, or skorts – navy or khaki/ tan. All shorts or skorts cannot be shorter than the crease at the back of the knee. Shorts and skorts may be worn April 1 – October 31.
  3. Shorts should be worn under skirts or jumpers for modesty purposes.
  4. SHIRTS- collared, solid, short or long sleeve, button-type polo shirt, oxford, turtleneck, or uniform blouses.
  5. SWEATERS – may be solid or striped
  6. Solid color sweatshirts worn over a collared shirt are allowed.
  7. School fleece may be worn.
  8. Socks or tights must be worn with all shoes.
  9. Not allowed to wear make-up.

Middle School

  1. Uniform pants-khaki
  2. Classic navy blue or heather gray polo
  3. TGCA fleece or black cardigan
  4. Belt
  5. Shorts (no shorter than one inch above the knee) may be worn March 1 – October 31
  6. Tennis shoes or casual shoes

High School

  1. Uniform pants-khaki
  2. Red or black polo
  3. TGCA fleece or black cardigan
  4. Belt
  5. Shorts (no shorter than one inch above the knee) may be worn March 1 – October 31
  6. Tennis shoes or casual shoes