Dress Code and Spirit Wear

This page is a reference for parents and students to use. This page does not replace the Student/Parent Handbook, and in the event of conflicts between the two, the Student/Parent Handbook is the official written standards of dress. 

Dress Code Student/Parent Handbook Excerpt Guide

Parents may purchase the below-required items on their own and have them branded for WCA, or buy the items pre-branded in our Flynn O’Hara Store.

WCA Online Store (Logo Included) https://www.flynnohara.com/school-landing.aspx?scn=va015

Personal purchase: Walmart/Target recommended.  Please use the services of https://theembroideryconnection.com/ to place the WCA logo on the left chest of your child’s uniform shirts and sweatshirts that are purchased from a third-party vendor.

LOWER SCHOOL DRESS CODE (PK & K)  LOWER SCHOOL DRESS CODE (1st-5th)  UPPER SCHOOL DRESS CODE (6th-12th

LOWER SCHOOL DRESS CODE (PK & K) 

Kindergarten Students:
  • No backless shoes; tennis shoes must be clean and in good repair and must be worn for PE
  • Solid color shirts
  • Khaki/navy bottoms
  • Eagle t-shirt must be purchased
  • Eagle T-shirts may be worn any day.

LOWER SCHOOL DRESS CODE (1st-5th) 

Grades 1-5 Students: 
  • No backless shoes; tennis shoes must be clean and in good repair and must be worn for PE;
  • Collared shirt colors: navy; gray; white; light yellow.
  • Sweatshirt colors (must have WCA logo on them): navy or gray.
  • Zip-up jackets: Solid color in the following color families: blue, yellow, black, grey, or white. No fluorescent colors.
  • Eagle t-shirt must be purchased and can be worn on designated Eagle t-shirt days. Field trips and other special occasions will require this t-shirt.
  • Hats or sunglasses are not permitted to be worn inside the facility.
  • Dyed hair must be natural in color (no greens, blues, purples, etc.).
 Girls Options:  
  • Skirt/Pants: navy or gray polo dress; khaki skirt; khaki pants; khaki shorts;  navy shorts; navy pants; navy skirt (no pants with exterior sewed pockets, e.g. cargo pants). WCA Jumper may be worn.
  • Girls must wear shorts under jumpers or polo dresses for PE.
  • Accessories: belt worn with pants or shorts; socks with shoes
Boys Options:
  • Pant options: khaki pants; khaki shorts, navy pants, navy shorts (no pants with exterior sewn pockets, e.g. cargo pants).
  • Accessories: belt and socks must be worn.
  • Hair must be above eye and collar level.

UPPER SCHOOL DRESS CODE (6th-12th

 

The goal is that the students are modest and look nice, business casual. This sets the proper mindset for serious learning.

All Students:
  • Collared shirt colors: navy; gray; white; light yellow with prescribed WCA Logo (see the guidance at top of page)
  • Shirts must be tucked into pants or shorts
  • Pant options: khaki pants; khaki shorts, navy pants, navy shorts (no pants with exterior sewn pockets, e.g. cargo pants)
  • Accessories: belt and socks must be worn with pants or shorts
  • Sweatshirt/Fleece/Hoodie colors (Must have WCA logo on them): navy or gray
  • Jackets: Solid color in the following color families: blue, yellow, black, grey, or white. No fluorescent colors.
  • Hoods may not be worn inside at any time during the school day. Collared shirt must still be worn underneath
  • Hats are not permitted to be worn in the school at any time during the school day
  • Sunglasses are not to be worn in the building at any time
  • All footwear must have a back, no flip-flops or Crocs unless permission has been granted by the Upper School Principal.
  • Dyed hair must be natural in color (no greens, blues, purples, etc)
Girl specific:
  • Skirts may be worn, no higher than 4" above knee: khaki skirt; navy skirt
Boy Specific:
  • Hair must be above eye and collar level. Facial hair is prohibited.

We reserve the right to call the parent/guardian to bring an alternative outfit to school or send the student home to change clothes if they are an approved driver.

 

 

Dress code Requirements by grade

  • No backless shoes; tennis shoes must be clean and in good repair and must be worn for PE Solid color shirts Khaki/navy bottoms Eagle t-shirt must be purchased Eagle T-shirts may be worn any day.
    • No backless shoes; tennis shoes must be clean and in good repair and must be worn for PE; Collared shirt colors: navy; gray; white; light yellow. Sweatshirt colors (must have WCA logo on them): navy or gray. Zip-up jackets: Solid color in the following color families: blue, yellow, black, grey, or white. No fluorescent colors. Eagle t-shirt must be purchased and can be worn on designated Eagle t-shirt days. Field trips and other special occasions will require this t-shirt. Hats or sunglasses are not permitted to be worn inside the facility. Dyed hair must be natural in color (no greens, blues, purples, etc.).
    Girls Options:
    • Skirt/Pants: navy or gray polo dress; khaki skirt; khaki pants; khaki shorts; navy shorts; navy pants; navy skirt (no pants with exterior sewed pockets, e.g. cargo pants). WCA Jumper may be worn. Girls must wear shorts under jumpers or polo dresses for PE. Accessories: belt worn with pants or shorts; socks with shoes
    Boys Options:
    • ant options: khaki pants; khaki shorts, navy pants, navy shorts (no pants with exterior sewn pockets, e.g. cargo pants). Accessories: belt and socks must be worn. Hair must be above eye and collar level.
    The goal is that the students are modest and look nice, business casual. This sets the proper mindset for serious learning. All Students:
    • Collared shirt colors: navy; gray; white; light yellow with prescribed WCA Logo (see the guidance at top of page)
    • Shirts must be tucked into pants or shorts Pant options: khaki pants; khaki shorts, navy pants, navy shorts (no pants with exterior sewn pockets, e.g. cargo pants)
    • Accessories: belt and socks must be worn with pants or shorts
    • Sweatshirt/Fleece/Hoodie colors (Must have WCA logo on them): navy or gray
    • Jackets: Solid color in the following color families: blue, yellow, black, grey, or white. No fluorescent colors. Hoods may not be worn inside at any time during the school day. Collared shirt must still be worn underneath
    • Hats are not permitted to be worn in the school at any time during the school day
    • Sunglasses are not to be worn in the building at any time
    • All footwear must have a back, no flip-flops or Crocs unless permission has been granted by the Upper School Principal.
    • Dyed hair must be natural in color (no greens, blues, purples, etc)
    Girl specific:
    • Skirts may be worn, no higher than 4" above knee: khaki skirt; navy skirt
    Boy Specific:
    • Hair must be above eye and collar level. Facial hair is prohibited.
    See Supply Lists for any required P.E. Uniforms. We reserve the right to call the parent/guardian to bring an alternative outfit to school or send the student home to change clothes if they are an approved driver.
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