In our appearance we show our opinions about ourselves, show respect for what we are doing, and respect those with whom we spend our time. We dress up when we take something or someone seriously, and through our appearance we communicate that respect. Clothes can distract and prevent others from devoting their energy and attention to their schoolwork. Our goal is to minimize such distractions and to foster a healthy respect for school, for teachers, for fellow students, and for ourselves.
All students are required to be in their proper uniform whenever they are on campus before, during, and after the normal school day. If students are not in their proper uniform, they will not be allowed to attend class until the problem is fixed. We will have extra uniforms in the main office for students to borrow for the day. A student who is repeatedly out of uniform will be disciplined.
Every Wednesday students, staff, and faculty will dress up in an effort to achieve excellence as a school, beginning with excellence in personal appearance. Formal Wednesday will be observed by the whole school at once.
On Formal Wednesday girls will wear Founders Classical Academy plaid. Girls in Grades K-3 will wear jumpers, and girls in Grades 4 and up will wear skirts. Boys will wear khaki or navy blue pants, or shorts if it is hot. Beginning in 4th grade, boys will wear navy blue ties. Boys in 4th-12th grade who were on the previous quarter’s Honor Roll may wear ties in Founders Classical Academy plaid.
Students are welcome to wear their Formal Wednesday uniforms throughout the week if they so choose.
Uniform Policy by Grade
The lists below explain the uniform options for students in each grade. On most days, students can choose tops and bottoms from among two or three colors and styles. On Formal Wednesdays, the uniform policy is more specific.
All of these items are available for purchase through Parker Uniforms and Land’s End, but you may wish to purchase khaki or navy blue bottoms, white Oxford shirts, and accessories elsewhere. Polo shirts may be embroidered at Totally Stitched Embroidery.