Uniforms

Uniform Policy

In our appearance we show our opinions about ourselves, show respect for what we are doing, and respect those with whom we spend our time.

All students are required to be in their proper uniform during school hours. If students are not, they will not be allowed to attend class until they are in their proper uniform. We may have extra uniforms in the main office for students to borrow for the day. A student who is repeatedly out of uniform will be disciplined. Shirts should be tucked in at all times and students should strive for a neat and respectable appearance.

All clothing should be appropriately sized and not tight or baggy. No cargo shorts, cargo pants, or capri pants. No undergarments should be visible.

Every Wednesday students, staff, and faculty will dress up in an effort to achieve excellence as a school, beginning with excellence in personal appearance.

Personal Appearance

Students should observe all personal grooming guidelines while on campus and while representing or supporting Founders Classical Academy. This includes before and after school, during afternoon practices, and at school sporting events, including off-campus games and meets.

Hair should be clean and well groomed. Unnatural hair coloring or streaking are not permitted. Words, symbols, and designs shaved into hair, including facial hair, are not allowed. Students should not wear dreadlocks, and girls should not wear hairstyles where the scalp is shaved. Boys’ hair should not touch the collar of the shirt when the boy is standing, and sideburns should be neatly trimmed and extend no longer than the bottom of the earlobe. Boys must be clean-shaven and are not to wear hair bands or put their hair into a bun or ponytail.

Uniform Providers

Land’s End School Uniforms

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7756 Northcross Dr #111, Austin, TX 78757

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Totally Stitched (for embroidery)

Lois Pariseau

Office: (210) 399-1150

Cell: (210) 417-8244

sales@totallystitchedembroidery.com

Uniform Closet

The closet will be open year round to meet the growing needs of your student.

Please contact Ms. Lunetta.

Girls' Uniforms by Grade

Girls' Formal Wednesday Uniform

Grades K-2

  • White Oxford button down shirt
  • Plaid jumper - no shorter than 2 inches above the knee
  • Navy bike shorts (under jumper)

Grades 3-6

  • White Oxford button down shirt
  • Plaid pleated skirt - no shorter than 2 inches above the knee
  • Navy bike shorts (under skirts)
  • Optional - solid navy crossover tie or plaid crossover tie for honor roll students

Grades 7-12

  • White Oxford button down shirt
  • Plaid pleated skirt - no shorter than 2 inches above the knee
  • Navy bike shorts (under skirts)
  • Optional - solid navy crossover tie or plaid crossover tie for honor roll students or navy blazer

Girls' Additional Uniform Options

Students are required to have formal Wednesday attire and are welcome to wear their formal Wednesday uniforms throughout the week if they so choose. Additional uniform options are as follows:

  • Khaki or navy pants or mid-thigh length shorts with a belt
  • Khaki or navy skirt - no shorter than 2 inches above the knee
  • White or navy polo with logo

Indoor Sweater Options (knit only, no hoods)

  • Navy-only v-neck or crew neck vest with optional logo
  • Navy-only v-neck or crew neck pullover sweater with optional logo
  • Navy-only cardigan with optional logo
  • Letterman jacket allowed indoors for 9-12 grade

Personal Grooming

Jewelry

Tongue rings and other visible body piercings, including nose and eyebrow rings, are not allowed. No gauges may be worn in pierced ears, and students may not wear grills on teeth. Girls may wear earrings that are simple studs or hanging earrings, provided that they hang no lower than 1⁄4 inch below the earlobe. Girls may wear no more than two earrings per ear.

Makeup

Girls in 6-12th grade may wear makeup that is natural in appearance and not distracting. Visible body tattoos and body art are not allowed.

Hair Accessories

Girls who wear hair bands, hair bows, or other accessories should choose items that are in the school colors (red, white, and navy blue), neutral colors (black or brown), or Founders Classical Academy plaid. Students will be asked to remove any accessories that do not meet the specifications above.

Visual Guide to Girls' Uniforms

K-2 Girls Uniforms.pdf
3-6 Girls Uniforms.pdf
7-12 Girls Uniforms.pdf

Boys' Uniforms by Grade

Boys' Formal Wednesday Uniform

Grades K-2

  • White Oxford button down shirt (long or short sleeve)
  • Khaki or navy pants or mid-thigh length shorts

Grades 3-6

  • White Oxford button down shirt (long or short sleeve)
  • Khaki or navy pants or mid-thigh length shorts with a belt
  • Solid navy tie or plaid tie for honor roll students

Grades 7-12

  • White Oxford button down shirt (long or short sleeve)
  • Khaki or navy pants or mid-thigh length shorts with a belt
  • Solid navy tie or red/blue striped tie or plaid tie for honor roll students
  • Optional - navy blazer

Boys' Additional Uniform Options

Students are required to have formal Wednesday attire and are welcome to wear their formal Wednesday uniforms throughout the week if they so choose. Additional uniform options are as follows:

  • Khaki or navy pants or mid-thigh length shorts with a belt
  • White or navy polo with required logo

Indoor Sweater Options (knit only, no hoods)

  • Navy-only v-neck or crew neck vest with optional logo
  • Navy-only v-neck or crew neck pullover sweater with optional logo
  • Navy-only cardigan with optional logo
  • Letterman jacket allowed indoors for 9-12 grade

Personal Grooming

Jewelry

Tongue rings and other visible body piercings, including nose and eyebrow rings, are not allowed. No gauges may be worn in pierced ears, and students may not wear grills on teeth. Boys may not wear earrings.

Makeup

Visible body tattoos and body art are not allowed.

Hair

Boys’ hair should not touch the collar of the shirt when the boy is standing, and sideburns should be neatly trimmed and extend no longer than the bottom of the earlobe. Boys must be clean-shaven and are not to wear hair bands or put their hair into a bun or ponytail.

Visual Guide to Boys' Uniforms

K-2 Boys Uniforms.pdf
3-6 Boys Uniforms.pdf
7-12 Boys Uniforms.pdf

Outerwear (K-12th)

During winter weather, while students are outside, students may wear solid colored coats and jackets that are free of messages, large logos, other school logos, or images. Senior students that have been accepted and committed to attending a college, may wear that school logo’d outerwear during the 4th quarter. These must be removed and stored in a locker or backpack when the student comes inside.

* Students may not wear sweatshirts, denim jackets, leather jackets, trench coats, or dusters.

* Students may wear Founders Classical Academy archer jackets and letterman jackets indoors, according to guidelines established and distributed by the Athletic Director.

Shoes, Socks, and Tights (K-12th)

Shoes must be closed-toed, closed-heeled tennis or dress shoes; shoes and shoelaces must be white, gray, black, navy blue, or brown.

Socks may be high or low socks, and they should be a solid color - black, brown, white, navy blue, or red. If girls would like to wear solid-colored tights or leggings, they should be black, navy, white, or red and must be ankle length or footed.

* Students may not wear boots, high-heeled shoes, sandals, flip-flops, moccasins, or slippers.

PE Uniforms (6th-12th)

Students in grades K-5 will not change clothes for PE. Students in grades 6-12 will be required to bring a gym uniform for PE class.

PE Uniform Options

  • Loose fitting, solid navy blue athletic shorts with a minimum inseam of 6 inches (basketball style)
  • Loose fitting, solid navy blue athletic pants or sweatpants
  • Solid red t-shirt or Founders spirit wear t-shirt (house shirts are not allowed during PE)

* No athletic clothing should bear pictures or words, except for small brand logos.

Recommended Shirt from Academy –

Men's/Women's Moisture Wicking T-Shirt (Item # SGBCMP2074) ($9.99 as of 5/30/19)

Boys'/Girl's Moisture Wicking T-Shirt (Item # YSGBCBP2053) ($7.99 as of 5/30/19)

Recommended Shorts from Academy –

Men’s Basketball Shorts (Item # SGBCMA5050) ($7.99 as of 5/30/19)

Boys'/Girls’ Basketball Shorts (Item # YSGBCBA5049) ($4.99 as of 5/30/19)

Women's Basketball Shorts (Item # SGBCWA5208) ($7.99 as of 5/30/19)

PE clothes must be stored in the student’s locker in Building 3. All clothing is to be removed from the locker rooms in Building 1 immediately after PE class.

PE shoes should be court or cross-training shoes that meet dress code. Running shoes may be worn but are not recommended.

Backpacks, Lunchboxes, Water Bottles, and Bags (K-12th)

Students are welcome to bring any backpack, lunchbox, or bag they like. Please ensure that all backpacks, lunchboxes, and bags are free of patches, pins, and vulgar or distracting messages.

We encourage students to bring water bottles, including insulated water bottles, to school so that they can stay hydrated and cool during recess and while outside. Students may not bring anything other than water in their water bottles, including juice, soda, or milk.

Special Occasions (K-12th)

Check the calendar for Special Occasion uniform dates.

Crazy Sock Days

We celebrate some holidays by wearing crazy socks along with the regular uniform.

House Colors

Students in the Upper School may wear house t-shirts or solid house colored t-shirts on house meeting days.

Spirit Friday

Once a month on Spirit Friday students may come to school in FCA Leander spirit t-shirts and regular uniform pants, shorts, or skirts in navy, khaki or Founders plaid. House shirts are not spirit wear.