Serving Preschool through 12th Grade

Dress Code

The standard of dress at Galesburg Christian School is designed to reflect modesty, neatness, and appropriateness. It is designed to contribute to a distinctive Christian education and promote an effective learning environment. The administration reserves the right to determine if a student is not dressed modestly, neatly, or appropriately.

Modesty is defined as ensuring we are dressed in a way that honors Christ and does not offend and/or tempt others.

Neatness is defined as clothing that is clean, properly fitting, and in good repair.

Appropriateness is defined as clothes that fit a school setting and not necessarily a social activity.

It is the responsibility of parents to help educate a student in appropriate dress. It is the responsibility of the student to make proper choices which glorify our Lord Jesus Christ. It is the responsibility of teachers and administration to enforce the dress code at GCS.

•All shoes must cover the heel or have an ankle strap.

•All clothing should meet GCS standards of modesty, neatness, and appropriateness.

•All clothing should be clean and in good repair. Clothing should be without rips, tears, holes, patches, and frays.
•All clothing should fit properly. Clothing should not be excessively tight, baggy, or long.
•All clothing should provide appropriate covering.
•Cleavage and undergarments/underwear should remain covered at all times when standing, sitting, or bending.
•Jewelry should be moderate and in good taste. Ear piercings are acceptable for girls. Boys may not wear earrings or ear plugs at school or any school sponsored/related events. Excessive ear piercing will be determined by the administration.
•Hats, caps, bandanas, hoods,etc. should be removed while in the building. This applies before, during, and after school and all school related events.
•Dog collars, spiked bracelets, thick chains, or wallet chains are not to be worn.
•Tattoos, excessive body and tongue piercings are not allowed.

Acceptable Pants/Shorts/Skirts [6th – 12th Grades]

•Athletic or sleepwear pants or shorts are not allowed.
•Leggings/yoga pants may only be worn with a dress code length skirt or shirt.
•Shorts and Skirts must be no more than 2” above the top of the knee.

Dress Code [Preschool – 5th Grades]

In striving to maintain an atmosphere that promotes respect for the important academic activities at GCS, our dress code is designed to provide for the safety, comfort, and modesty of our students. The principal will make the decision regarding the appropriateness of a student’s attire. The school board has established the following guidelines:

Young Ladies

•Clothing shall be neat, clean, fit properly and be in good repair.
•Dresses, skirts or shorts must be to the top of the knee.
•Pants, nice jeans or capris may be worn.
•Shirts should not be tight fitting or low cut.
•All shirts and tops must have sleeves.
•All shoes must cover the heel or have an ankle strap.
•Hair will be neat, clean and well groomed, and of a natural color.
•Hats may not be worn inside the school building.
•Bra straps, cleavage, underwear, and midriff should be covered at all times.
•Clothing with inappropriate, explicit, suggestive or offensive words or pictures is not allowed.
•No visible tattoos.
•No body jewelry (except for ears-single earrings only)

Young Men

•Clothing shall be neat, clean, fit properly and be in good repair.
•Pants and/or nice jeans may be worn.
•Shorts must be to the top of the knee.
•Sleeveless shirts and/or tank tops are not allowed.
•All shoes must cover the heel or have an ankle strap.
•Hair will be neat, clean and well groomed, of a natural color.
•Hats may not be worn inside the school building.
•Underwear should be covered at all times.
•Clothing with inappropriate, explicit, suggestive or offensive words or pictures is not allowed.
•No visible tattoos.
•No body jewelry.