Uniform Policy

Uniform Policy

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2023-24 GLA School Uniform Purchasing

GLA School Store

We’re thrilled to present our brand new Great Lakes Academy school store (click here to access). To start, we’ll have several types of swag for GLA scholars, staff, and families to purchase, including a variety of GLA t-shirts and crewneck sweatshirts that can be worn as part of your scholar’s uniform.

Please Note: You’ll also see sweatpants and athletic short options in the store. Though sweatpants and athletic shorts are not part of our updated Uniform Policy, these items can be purchased and used by 5th-8th graders for gym class (this is optional).

School Store Ordering Process

All school store orders will be completed in cycles. Here’s how it works:

  • Visit our virtual storefront here

  • Make a purchase on the website

  • Based on when your purchase is made (see “Order Windows” below), your order will be delivered and ready for pick-up at GLA* in the “Pick-up Windows” listed:


* Please Note:

  • Items will only be shipped to GLA

  • Once the school year starts, GLA will distribute orders to students unless a request is made prior to the start of the pick-up window with the front office. Once given to a student, GLA is not responsible for any lost or damaged items.

GLA-branded Polos

Parents can also purchase short sleeved, GLA-branded polos directly from the school (this is the quickest way to get a GLA-branded uniform piece). The price of these polos is $15. Stop by the school this summer between 8:00-2:30 pm to purchase a polo. Note: we will no longer sell any uniform pieces via Schoolbelles.

2023-24 GLA Dress Code Details

For our Guiding Philosophy and complete uniform policy, please see the document "Uniform Policy" posted on this page.


  • Students must wear a GLA-branded polo, sweatshirt, or t-shirt. Students may also wear a non-GLA branded navy blue top in place of GLA-branded tops (crop tops are never permitted)

  • GLA-branded cardigans may be worn over plain, neutral t-shirts

  • Undergarments and midriffs should never be visible


  • Students may wear pants, jeans, skirts, skorts, or jumpers; cargo pants are not permitted

  • All bottoms must be black, navy blue, or khaki/tan

  • All hems can be no shorter than three inches above the knee

  • Bottoms should contain be no rips, tears, or distressing


  • Footwear must be appropriately sized and cover the entirety of the student’s feet

  • May be any color/design as long as they do not impede a student’s mobility in an emergency situation

  • Crocs and other sandal-type shoes are in violation of the uniform code

  • Students are not allowed to wear inclement weather footwear throughout the building (snow or rain boots)


  • Belts are allowed

  • Jewelry is allowed as long as it is not disruptive to the learning environment or prevents mobility in emergency situations

  • Students in grades 5-8, or with permission, are allowed to carry the branded GLA clear backpack (see our GLA storefront linked above). All other handbags and backpacks must be stored in lockers.

  • Headwear is not allowed. The exception to this rule is accommodations for medical, religious, or cultural reasons (please contact the main office to request an exemption).