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Dress Code

The information on the following tabs reflects the student Dress Code/GA Gear for the 2018-19 school year. If you have any questions about the dress code for Lower School or GA Gear for Middle or Upper School, please contact your division office. Don't forget - the Parents' Committee runs an extensive Consignment Shop for the GA community.

Lower School

We are pleased to share the dress code for the 2018-19 school year, including a visual guide for dress code options. Click on the PDFs below to open the grade-level guides.

Reminders

  • All students are required to adhere to the dress code for clothing and footwear.
  • All school shoes must be sturdy black or dark brown with matching laces and black soles. Students who do not wear shoes that are consistent with our dress code will receive a notice from the front office which will direct them to sources for appropriate footwear.
  • Students who come to school in clothing that is not in compliance with the dress code will be kindly directed to the office to borrow appropriate clothing for the day.

PreK and Kindergarten girls and boys

First through 5th Grade girls and boys

Middle School

The purpose of our dress code is to minimize distractions caused by inappropriate dress while at the same time, allowing some freedom of choice.

Shirts
  • Collared short or long-sleeved polo or turtlenecks in solid navy, black, gray, GA red, or white; solid white or blue Oxford cloth.
  • ALL shirts must be embroidered with the GA logo. ALL shirts worn underneath the GA shirt or sweatshirt must be solid navy, black, gray, red, or white.
Sweatshirts, Sweaters, Fleece
GA sweatshirts, with or without hoods, and crewneck sweaters or fleece jackets/vests in solid navy, black, gray, or GA red; this apparel must be solid in color and with GA logos only. Shirts with GA logos must be worn underneath.

Pants and Shorts
Pants and shorts must be in navy and khaki only and must fit appropriately: not too baggy, not too tight, and not too short. Shorts must extend to the end of your fingertips when your hands are at your sides. No active wear may be worn during the school day.

Kilts
Kilts must extend to the end of a student’s fingertips when her hands are at her sides and must be a GA kilt, navy kilt, or khaki kilt. Opaque shorts, leggings or tights must be worn underneath skirts.

Other Outerwear
Windbreakers or any type of coats and hats may not be worn in the building during the school day.

General Statements Regarding Dress Code

  • Clothing must fit appropriately.
  • Denim fabrics or distressed (frayed) styles are not permitted. Nor is clothing that is torn or ripped.
  • Items not described above are excluded.
  • If unsure whether or not an article of clothing is appropriate, please see your Head Advisor for approval before wearing it.
Relaxed Dress

If students are given a dress down, they should still be suitably dressed for school. Clothing must fit appropriately and not be a distraction.

Faculty and administration are responsible for monitoring and enforcing the dress code. The Dress Code is in force unless otherwise noted.

Violation: Advisor Notice.

The Dress Code will be reviewed annually.


Upper School

Shirts:

  • Either the GA logo Polo (in navy, black, gray, GA red or white) or GA logo Oxford (in white or blue; buttoned) must be worn at all times.
  • All shirts worn underneath the GA logo shirt must be from the prescribed color range: solid blue, black, gray, GA red, or white.
Pants and Shorts:
  • Must be loose-fitting in navy and khaki only and in good condition (nothing frayed or with holes).
  • Shorts must extend to the end of your fingertips when your hands are at your sides.
  • Pants must be khaki-style, i.e. not active wear, jeggings, jeans, etc.
Kilts:
  • The only skirts permitted are the GA plaid kilt, GA navy kilt or GA khaki kilt. No other skirts may be worn.
  • Opaque shorts, leggings or tights must be worn underneath skirts.
  • Kilts must extend to the end of your fingertips when your hands are at your sides and may not be too tight.
Sweatshirts/Sweaters/Fleeces:
  • All sweatshirts, sweaters and fleeces must be completely solid or with GA logos. They must be solid navy, black, gray, or GA red.
  • All sweatshirts, sweaters and fleeces must be logo-free unless you are wearing a GA logo (no polo player, Nike swoosh, Adidas, etc.) and they may not have stripes, wording or other adornment or embellishment.
  • A GA logo polo or oxford shirt must be worn underneath.
Other Outerwear:
  • No coats or hats of any kind may be worn in buildings during the school day.
Footwear:
  • Students must wear footwear. Otherwise, there are no restrictions.
General statements:
  • Clothing must fit appropriately.
  • Denim fabrics or distressed (frayed) styles are not permitted.
  • Items not described above are excluded.
  • If unsure whether or not an article of clothing is appropriate, please see your Advisor or House Head for approval before wearing it.
  • The Faculty, House Head and US administration make all decisions about whether something is in GA Gear.
  • GA Gear will be reviewed annually by the GA administration.

When out of GA Gear, students are required to fix the problem and will typically serve detention(s). In cases of repeat offenders, disciplinary probation and suspension may be applied.

Recommended MS/US Styles

The following links are recommended styles and colors for GA Gear for Middle and Upper School students. While it is not mandatory to shop at Lands' End, the styles and colors found below will be in "dress code" for years to come.

BOYS

Pants: All in NAVY and KHAKI only

http://www.landsend.com/products/school-uniform-plain-front-iron-knee-blend-chino-pants/id_223037?sku_0=::CLN

http://www.landsend.com/products/school-uniform-iron-knee-elastic-waist-blend-chino-pants/id_223031

http://www.landsend.com/products/school-uniform-plain-front-iron-knee-stain-wrinkle-resistant-chino-pants/id_223084

http://www.landsend.com/products/school-uniform-pleat-front-iron-knee-blended-chino-pants/id_171326

Sweatshirts: All in NAVY, BLACK, RED and PEWTER HEATHER only

http://www.landsend.com/products/school-uniform-hooded-zip-front-sweatshirt/id_209297

http://www.landsend.com/products/school-uniform-crew-sweatshirt/id_209294

http://www.landsend.com/products/school-uniform-hooded-pullover-sweatshirt/id_209299

http://www.landsend.com/products/school-uniform-boys-half-zip-fleece-pullover/id_223093

Sweaters: All in NAVY, BLACK and RED only

http://www.landsend.com/products/school-uniform-fine-gauge-v-neck-sweater/id_238603

http://www.landsend.com/products/school-uniform-drifter-crew-sweater/id_171327

http://www.landsend.com/products/school-uniform-drifter-v-neck-sweater/id_171328

Shorts: All in NAVY and KHAKI only

http://www.landsend.com/products/school-uniform-boys-stain-wrinkle-resistant-cargo-shorts/id_253584

http://www.landsend.com/products/school-uniform-boys-plain-front-blend-chino-shorts/id_253585


Recommended Lands’ End Styles & Colors

GIRLS

Pants: All in NAVY and KHAKI only

http://www.landsend.com/products/school-uniform-girls-perfect-fit-plain-front-blend-chino-pants/id_267537

http://www.landsend.com/products/school-uniform-girls-perfect-fit-elastic-waist-blend-chino-pants/id_268917

http://www.landsend.com/products/school-uniform-girls-perfect-fit-plain-front-stain-resistant-chino-pants/id_267536

http://www.landsend.com/products/school-uniform-pencil-fit-stain-resistant-stretch-chino-pants/id_222851

Sweatshirts: All in NAVY, BLACK, RED and PEWTER HEATHER only

http://www.landsend.com/products/school-uniform-hooded-zip-front-sweatshirt/id_209298

http://www.landsend.com/products/school-uniform-crew-sweatshirt/id_209295

http://www.landsend.com/products/school-uniform-hooded-pullover-sweatshirt/id_209300

Sweaters: All in NAVY, BLACK, and RED only

http://www.landsend.com/products/school-uniform-girls-button-front-drifter-cardigan-sweater/id_238590

http://www.landsend.com/products/school-uniform-girls-v-neck-drifter-sweater/id_238591

http://www.landsend.com/products/school-uniform-fine-gauge-cotton-cardigan-sweater/id_105146

http://www.landsend.com/products/school-uniform-girls-zip-front-drifter-cardigan/id_254196

Shorts: All in NAVY and KHAKI only

http://www.landsend.com/products/school-uniform-plain-front-blend-chino-shorts/id_222819

http://www.landsend.com/products/school-uniform-stain-resistant-stretch-bermuda-chino-shorts/id_223002

http://www.landsend.com/products/school-uniform-girls-plain-front-stain-resistant-chino-shorts/id_267539

Kilts: All in NAVY and KHAKI only

http://www.landsend.com/products/school-uniform-side-buckle-skirt-above-the-knee/id_222999?sku_0=::KHA

https://www.fando.net/girlsorderform.asp?store=girls&cat=AK002&nav=0300

Listed as khaki wrap around kilt and navy wrap around kilt


GA Plaid Kilt from FlynnO'Hara (the plaid kilt is only available through FlynnO'Hara or the GA Consignment Shop)

https://www.fando.net/girlsorderform.asp?store=girls&cat=AK002&nav=0300

Listed as red and blue plaid kilt

The following are the preferred vendors of Germantown Academy. Each provides quality merchandise found in the divisional dress codes. Each vendor is also a member of the Parents' Committee rewards program and donates a percentage of total sales back to the school each year.

Lands' End

www.landsend.com/shop/school-uniforms

The GA Preferred School Number
900099763

Ordering Instructions - please read before proceeding:

  • When you register your child(ren) under Germantown Academy, the approved dress code information will automatically load.
  • Choose the category (Uniforms for Girls or Uniforms for Boys) and click on the appropriate size range.
  • Choose a product category (polos, pants, shorts, etc.).
  • Select the item and click the size next to the color you would like.
  • Enter the preferred school number in the box that appears after the item is ordered - 900099763
  • Our logo information will appear. You may apply the logo to this item by highlighting it in the drop-down menu.
  • Click "Add to Shopping Bag."
  • On the "Shopping Bag" page, click "Keep Shopping" to order more items, or "Proceed to Checkout" to complete your purchase.

All Lands' End school products will be displayed. Please keep GA's dress code and logo policy in mind.

If you have any problems placing an order, or if you have questions about an existing order, please call 1-800-469-2222.

Please note: When you use the GA number to make your purchases from Lands' End, a portion of the proceeds are returned to GA through the Parents' Committee Rewards Program.

FlynnO'Hara

https://www.flynnohara.com/school-landing.aspx?scn...

When ordering online, please create an account for each of your students so they are linked to Germantown Academy's preferred dress code.

Physical Store:
Springhouse Plaza
901 North Bethlehem Pike
P.O. Box 132
Springhouse, PA 19477
(215) 793-9436

*FlynnO’Hara is the ONLY company that sells the GA kilt (Lands’ End does not carry the GA plaid). You can purchase items in person at the store, or online. FlynnO’Hara does not take personal checks. If merchandise is not in stock, orders made at the store usually take 5-7 business days.


French Toast

www.frenchtoast.com

Start at the page that says "Shop By School" and put the GA dress code in where it says "Shop My School Dress Code"

Dress Code - QS4QTP

French Toast dress code items are for smaller sizes and coded mostly for Lower School students.