Dress Code

Harvest City Christian Academy desires to create an educational environment that honours God and enhances learning.  Dressing modestly and following specific dress standards apply at all times during school hours and during extra-curricular activities.  Modesty is of utmost importance: Absolutely no undergarments should be exposed in any way, clothing must not reveal the upper torso, stomach, or any cleavage.  Pants should be at the waistline and secured so that undergarments are not showing.

Please adhere to all of the following for Standard of Dress:

  • No undergarments should be exposed in any way.
  • Clothing must not reveal back, stomach or cleavage.
  • Pants should be at the waistline and secured so that no undergarments are visible. No rips/tears in pants are permitted any higher than a couple of inches above the knee. Pajama pants are not to be worn with the exception of specific “pajama days”.
  • All shorts, skirts, and dresses should be no shorter than a couple of inches above the knee.
  • Leggings and tight fitting yoga pants may be worn with a top that reaches mid-thigh in the front AND back. Sheer fabric in leggings may not be any higher than a couple of inches above the knee.
  • Tank tops should have straps that are least an inch (two finger widths) wide.  No spaghetti straps, halter tops, crop tops or strapless tops will be permitted.  Also, shirts should not be sheer enough to see any undergarments underneath.  Once again, no undergarments should be exposed in any way.
  • ‘Muscle’ shirts are not permitted.  Sleeveless tops may be worn, but they must be closed around the arms.  Sports bras should not be visible for girls.
  • Any controversial or objectionable images will not be permitted on any clothing. (i.e. violence, secular bands, drug references, hate-related etc.)
  • Hats, hoods and sunglasses are not permitted to be worn in class, with the exception of specific ‘hat days’. 
  • Footwear must be worn at all times.  All footwear worn in the building should be clean. Every student must have gym shoes with non-marking soles and be appropriate for active sport. 

If a student or parent is not sure about any aspect of the dress code or any article of clothing, they are advised to talk to administration for clarification.  The administration reserves the right to make decisions on all dress code issues and interpretations.

Learning to be a disciple of Jesus Christ is a process that includes learning to walk in love, obedience, and humility.  This is why we ask for the full cooperation of students, parents, and teachers in maintaining the standards of dress.

Dress code is subject to change as circumstances arise, and we will do our best to communicate those changes effectively, to both the parents and students.Line-2pxGreen
  1. Piercings: studs only
  1. Piercings: in moderation
  2. Makeup: Girls grade seven and up may wear moderate makeup.
  3. Swimsuits: Kindergarten to grade 4 may wear modest swimsuits for swimming. Grade 5-12 girls need a one-piece modest swimsuit or wear a T-shirt over two-piece swimwear.
Line-2pxGreenGym Clothes
  1. Gym suit or a T-shirt and sweat pants or shorts no shorter than a couple of inches above the knee (no jeans please).
  2. Running shoes with a non-marking sole
  3. Gym socks
Alternate clothing for certain activities may be announced by gym teacher.
Special Occasions
For special occasions such as the Christmas Program, Awards Night and Graduation, dress guidelines will be sent home prior to the event.