Students must adhere to the full Grace Episcopal School uniform policy during school hours; this applies to students joining class virtually as well.
Girls must wear navy or khaki walking shorts, capris, long pants, jumpers, skirts, or skorts. When ordering uniforms from Land’s End, parents may also purchase jumpers, skirts and skorts in the “Classic Navy Large Plaid”, as well as “mesh polo dresses” in either navy or red. Socks and tights must match and need to be a solid red, white, navy, or black. Only solid red, white, navy or black running leggings may be worn under a skirt or jumper, but may not be worn alone, in lieu of pants or shorts. Shorts, jumpers, skirts and skorts must be at least mid-thigh in length. Girls must also wear long or short sleeved collared shirts in the style of knit polo, oxford, peter pan or turtleneck. All oxford and peter pan shirts should be white. Oxford or peter pan blouses should be worn under a jumper. Polo and turtleneck styles may be either white, classic red, or navy. All shirts, jumpers, skirts, shorts, and skorts must be free of any brand logos except for the GES crest. The application of the GES crest on shirts, jumpers, skirts, shorts, and skorts is purely optional.
Boys must wear only navy or khaki walking shorts or long pants. Socks must match and need to be a solid red, white, navy, or black. They must also wear only long or short sleeved collared shirts in the style of knit polo, oxford or turtleneck shirts. All oxford shirts should be white. Polo and turtleneck styles may be either white, classic red, or navy. All shirts must be free of any brand logos except for the GES crest. The application of the GES crest on shirts is purely optional.
All students in Grades 1-5 are required to have one Grace Episcopal School crested red or navy sweater. Parents order this sweater, as well as other “crested” items of clothing directly from Land’s End. Only red or navy Grace Episcopal School crested sweaters and crested sweatshirts may be worn in class. Any red or navy blue sweater from Land’s End is permissible except for the following styles:
“Hooded Cable Cardigan” or “V-Neck Cardigan with pockets” (style #393739-3TX or #393739-3T2)
All other “uniform” clothing may be purchased from the store of your choice. Please put your child’s name on their sweaters and sweatshirts before they wear them to school. There is a cloth label provided by the manufacturer in the inseam of the sweater for their name. The Grace Episcopal School crest is purely optional on any other piece of uniform clothing.
Please note that the Land’s End “Preferred School Code” for Grace Episcopal School is 900033168.
Please note that all children in Preschool, Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten who wish to wear a sweater or sweatshirt in the classroom may wear a plain red or navy sweater or sweatshirt.
Student clothing must be neat, clean and free of any brand logos. Shirts should be tucked in. Torn clothing is unacceptable. Inappropriate language, symbols, and advertising on clothing are forbidden. Students may not adorn their uniforms or bodies with unusual jewelry or accoutrements, and we suggest leaving all valuable jewelry at home. Parents of students wearing inappropriate clothing may be called to notify them of the violation, or to ask them to bring appropriate clothing, or to ask them to pick up the child from school.
For health and safety reasons, students may not wear scarves, bandanas/kerchiefs or hats in the school building. A head covering worn for religious observance is permitted.
Hair accessories (such as bows and headbands) must be our Classic Navy Large Plaid, black, red, white, or navy blue and should be minimal and not distract from the uniform.
Under Armour or like garments, long underwear, etc. should not be noticeable while in uniform attire. Cool temps allow for students to wear long-sleeved uniform shirts and school sweaters. Regarding clothing worn under the uniform attire, it may not show or have the appearance of the layered look.
All students must wear rubber soled athletic shoes (ie. sneakers or tennis shoes). These shoes must be fastened with either velcro or shoe laces, or be well-fitted slip-ons with side elastic panels. Party shoes, mary janes, clogs, sandals, ballet slippers, flats, cowboy boots, “crocs”, “mules”, “jellies” and “flip-flops” should not be worn to school, by any student. All students must wear athletic shoes for PE. Please note that a student’s solid red, white, navy, or black socks must match, and that shoelaces must be tied at all times. It is advisable to wear solid red, white, navy, or black tights, or solid red, white, navy or black leggings, shorts, or bike pants under skirts or jumpers for recess and PE.
All students must wear rubber-soled, athletic shoes for PE. Students are encouraged to wear pants or shorts on PE days.
Students in Grades K through 5 are required to wear a face mask, and students in PS and JK are highly recommended to try. Each day, a child should arrive at school in a clean face mask (with two extra masks in their bags) with the hope that he/she will wear it all day to minimize any community spread of COVID-19. The face mask should be free of features that will distract from the classroom setting. Plain masks are ideal, and parents should avoid masks with wording or masks that resemble costumes. The School reserves the right to have a child change to a plain face mask (extras will be stocked in the office) if the one a child is wearing is causing a distraction.
Students are not permitted to wear makeup/cosmetics while in school.
On Free Dress Days students need to wear neat and clean clothing that is free of inappropriate language and symbols; no costumes. Students must wear rubber-soled shoes on Free Dress Days. Sandals, ballet slippers, flip-flops, cowboy boots, etc. are not permitted. Please refer to Section A of the Dress Code for details.
“Crazy Dress” is defined as wearing mismatched items, items worn backwards, unusual combination of patterns, or pajamas. It does not include costumes, dyed hair, wigs, hats, make up, fake blood/gore and any type of toy weapons.