Dress Code



PCA School Dress Policy  


General Guidelines

  • PCA School Dress Standards apply to all grades (K-10 students).

  • Christian modesty, neatness, cleanliness and simplicity are expected in all areas of appearance.

  • Students are expected to willingly adhere to the PCA School Dress Standards while at school, on school-sponsored events, or during extra-curricular school functions.

  • Parents are expected to support the PCA School Dress Standards by being actively involved with their student’s clothing and accessories decisions.

  • The school administration and faculty have the final determination on appropriateness of school attire.

Professional Standard School Wear


  • Any solid color (Please save blue jeans for Friday wear only.)

  • Must come at least mid-thigh when standing (shorts, skirts, dresses, jumpers)

  • Outer layer should not be athletic wear or spandex-like material

  • Leggings may be worn under shorts, skirts, dresses, and jumpers


  • Any long or short-sleeved, folded collar shirt (not sleeveless)
  • Must be full or partial button down, and worn with no more than 2 buttons unbuttoned, · No single pictures, words, or symbols larger than approximately 1” diameter (a quarter)
  • Repeating patterns woven into the fabric are acceptable.
  • Shirts should not depict those things related to ghosts, devils, the occult, skulls, Pokémon, super heroes, TV/movie characters, Disney or Marvel characters or other images deemed unacceptable by the teachers.
  • Solid, single-color undershirt may be worn under shirt



  • Sweatshirts are allowed indoors, if worn over a shirt that meets school standards.
  • No caricatures, media, or music representations are allowed.
  • Graphics must be clearly consistent with Christian values, and “borderline” themes will not be  tolerated.

Friday Wear

  • Any collared shirt or a PCA/supporting church organization t-shirt and jeans
  • Jeans must not have rips, holes, or frays


  • Students are not to wear hoods or hats inside.


  • Worn at all times: indoors and outdoors
  • Closed-toe footwear (tennis/running/court shoes, dress shoes, boots, or casual shoes)
  • Sandals with heeled strap (except on playground and field)
  • A second pair of athletic shoes is required for indoor gym use only—may be kept at school

PE Attire – Grades 7-10

  • A PE uniform will be provided by the school at the beginning of the school year.
  • An extra uniform may be purchased, if desired

Other Accessories

  • Scarves may be worn over shirt
  • Outerwear (jackets and coats), hats and sunglasses are acceptable outdoors
  • Belts are encouraged
  • Jewelry (except clear spacers) is not allowed, and must be retrieved by a parent if worn to school
  • Avoid extreme nail polish
  • Tattoos or body piercings of any kind may not be displayed on the body
  • Keep hair clean and well-groomed
  • Avoid unnatural hair color and extreme hairstyles

Music Department Performance Attire

  • Palisades Christian Academy Music Department performance attire applies to all 4-10 music performance groups.
  • All black on black performance attire


  • Slacks
  • Long or short-sleeved shirt
  • Shoes, socks


  • Long or short-sleeved dress (knee-length or longer)
  • Long or short-sleeved shirt (no sleeveless, please) and skirt (knee-length or longer) or pants
  • Shoes, socks/tight

Modesty, neatness, cleanliness and simplicity are expected in all performance attire. Improper performance attire may affect the student’s privilege to perform, as well as the student’s music grade.