Village Dress Code and Expectations

School Store Hours


Monday, Wednesday and Friday 2:30-4:00


The Christian atmosphere at the Academy is reflected in the appearance of the students and faculty.

Cleanliness, neatness, appropriateness, and modesty are important guiding factors in projecting our image. (References: I Timothy 2:9, Philippians 4:8, Ecclesiastes 3:1, and 1 Peter 3:3). It is the parent’s and individual student’s responsibility to ensure that the student is clean, neat, and appropriately attired to attend school. Teachers will monitor student dress each day; however, final judgment and discipline will be referred to the principal. Dress code violations may necessitate a student remaining in the office until a parent brings a change of clothes. The dress code will be in effect when students are on campus during regular school hours, in afterschool-care, and on field trips where the children are representing the Academy in the community.


The school dress code is designed to avoid the fluctuations in fashion and controversy surrounding wearing apparel. VCA standards are not meant to be divisive and are not intended to measure spirituality but rather to serve as a tool in fostering the academic and character development of the students. Our dress code is a means of building distinction and pride in the lives of our students. In order to assist parents and students, the dress code guidelines are as follows:


VCA uniform tops must be purchased in the VCA School Store located in the Main Educational Building, Room 2202. Khaki bottoms may be purchased at any store.

  1. VCA colors are purple and white, but school uniform shirts come in a variety of colors.

  2. All uniform shirts (polo shirts, T-shirts, turtlenecks, and sweatshirts) with the VCA logo must be purchased from the school store. No other shirts may be worn without administrative approval. All shirts, including layering, must be a solid color.

  3. A collared VCA shirt must be worn on chapel day. In high school, students must wear a

  4. VCA polo or t-shirt with VCA logo on Tuesday through Friday. On Monday, students may wear either a regular uniform shirt or a VCA associated shirt.

  5. Students may only wear VCA logo zip up jackets or sweatshirts. VCA logo shirt must be worn underneath. Pullovers, sweatshirts, or hoodies must be VCA affiliated.

  6. Students grade 4 and above will not wear coats, parkas, or non-VCA sweatshirts and pullovers in school. They may be worn to and from school. Lockers and hooks are provided so coats maybe hung up. K-3rd grade students may wear non-VCA jackets and coats, but must wear VCA attire underneath coats and jackets. Non-VCA hoodies are not permitted.

  7. Female students will not be required to tuck in their shirts. Girls may wear long pants, shorts, jumpers, capri pants, and skirts of solid beige or khaki color with the following stipulations:

  8. Shorts/Skorts/Skirts must be no shorter than 3 inches from the top of the knee. For modesty sake, no cleavage will be visible at any time. Tights or leggings worn under a skirt should be a solid color
  9. Boys may wear solid khaki shorts (no shorter than 3 inches from the top of the knee) or pants. They must be neat, clean and hemmed (no fringe). If the pants have belt loops, a belt must be worn (the only exception is Kindergarten students). No baggy, off the hip or gang type apparel is acceptable. Belts must be worn and shirts tucked in at all times.

  10. All pants are required to be neat and clean with no holes.

  11. No long overalls, spandex, yoga pants, leggings or jeggings are permitted.

  12. Elementary through 6th grade students may wear loafers, conservative boots, or tennis/athletic shoes. Sandals, Crocs, shower shoes, and other loose fitting footwear or Healy’s (skate shoes) are not acceptable.

  13. Students in 7th through 12 grades are permitted to wear sandals but they must be in good condition.

  14. Hair will be neat, clean, and styled in good taste. 

  15. Boys’ hair may not go beyond the top of the collar of a T-Shirt in the back, and must remain short enough to stay out of the eyes.

  16. Modest jewelry is appropriate for girls and boys. It may not pose a safety hazard. No body piercing is allowed. Tattoos, real or stick-on, are not to be visible. Boys are not to wear earrings while representing VCA. Gauges are prohibited for boys and girls.

  17. Hats, hoods, sunglasses, bandanas, scarves, etc. may not be worn inside the school building/gym classroom.

  18. Make-up should be used sparingly by middle school and high school students only.

  19. Any VCA clothing will not be allowed to be modified.

  20. Facial hair is allowed for senior young men but must be conventional and well groomed.

  21. For high school PE and Weight Training Classes, a PE uniform must be purchased from the school store (shorts and t-shirt).

  22. For high school Strength and Conditioning class, a PE or weight training dry fit shirt/shorts must be purchased from the school store. This is mandatory for participation.


Dress Down Days

In addition to the above rules, for dress down days, sunglasses, hats, pajama bottoms, off the shoulder tops, and sleeveless attire will NOT be permitted. Scarves will be allowed on dress down days. Remember, neatness, appropriateness, modesty and all school rules for appearance still apply.



Failure to comply with the dress code will result in disciplinary action. First offense will result in a demerit and student will be asked to call home to get appropriate attire. Second offense will be considered insubordination and will result in an ISS. Parents, please label all outer garments for easy identification and for the return of lost items.

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