Uniform & Dress Code Policy

CTA’s Uniform & Dress Code Policy seeks to foster a positive environment for learning – one in which students dress modestly and respectfully while showing the spirit of our school.

All students (grades 1-12) are required to wear an official school uniform every day. Students should assume that dress code is in force every day unless notified otherwise by teachers and administrators.  

Some clothing items may only be purchased from the Official CTA Uniform Providers while other garments may be purchased elsewhere. Please read carefully.

Official Uniform Providers:  

    • Lands End (www.landsend.com):  Online shopping for official uniform clothing items.  To access CTA store, use preferred school code:  900026626 
    • CTA can apply logos to garments that meet the Uniform Policy.  Cost is $7.00 per item.  Items must be dropped off to the front desk at CTA for delivery to embroiderer on the first Friday of each month.  Takes approximately two weeks for items to be ready.
    • The Uniform Gemach, run by a CTA parent, is an option for gently used items.  Contact the school to be directed to the right person.

Items that must display the CTA logo:

    • Tops – see details below
    • Dresses (k-6 only)
    • Upper School – All outerwear. (Collared shirts are required under all outerwear.) – see details below
    • Lower School – Pullover outerwear (Collared shirts are required under all outerwear) – see details below

Items that may be purchased at official uniform providers or elsewhere:

    • Uniform Pants -see details below
    • Skirts – see details below
    • Outerwear – see details below (Collared shirts are required under all outerwear)

Girls

  1. Tops: Collared blouse or polo in navy, white or light blue, short- or long-sleeved with CTA logo.  Must be totally plain without another company’s logo.
  2. Bottoms: Pants or skirts.  Pants should be chino-style in navy or khaki. Skirts must be a minimum of 1” below knee in navy, khaki or approved plaid (Clear Blue Plaid purchased from Land’s End). No denim pants or skirts and no cargo pants.  
  3. Dresses: CTA logo tunic/shirt dresses or khaki, navy or approved plaid jumper for grades K-6 only. (plain collared shirt polo must be worn under logo jumper)
  4. Cold weather options: Leggings and tights may be worn under skirts and dresses.  In Lower School there are no specific requirements.  In Upper School, only solid color leggings or tights are acceptable.  Long sleeved crew neck shirts may be worn under short-sleeved tops, but only in acceptable colors (light blue, navy, white, black or gray).
  5. Outerwear:  “Outerwear” refers to any garment worn over the uniform shirt, not referring to a winter coat. Outerwear could be zip, button, or pullover.  Uniform collared tops are required under all outerwear.
  6. Lower School Only:  Zip or button up outerwear does not need to have a logo but must be a single solid color in either black, navy blue, white, or gray, with no writing.   All pullover outerwear must have the logo on them. Pullover outerwear must be a single solid color in either black, navy blue, white, or gray, with no writing.  No company logos larger than a quarter.  
  7. Upper School Only:  All outerwear whether zip, button or pullover MUST display a CTA logo and cannot include ANY other company or organization logos.  Acceptable colors of outerwear include navy blue, white or gray ONLY (no light blue).   
  8. Hot weather:  Navy or Khaki knee-length shorts may be worn in grades K-6 only. No athletic shorts are permitted.
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Boys

  1. Tops: Collared button down or polo in navy, white or light blue, short- or long-sleeved with CTA logo. Must be totally plain without another company’s logo.
  2. Bottoms: Pants should be chino-style in navy or khaki. No denim pants and no cargo pants.  
  3. Cold weather options:  Long sleeved crew neck shirts may be worn under short-sleeved tops, but only in acceptable colors (light blue, navy, white, black or gray).  
  4. Outerwear: “Outerwear” refers to any garment worn over the uniform shirt, not referring to a winter coat. Outerwear could be zip, button, or pullover. Uniform collared tops are required under all outerwear.
  5. Lower School Only:  Zip or button up outerwear does not need to have a logo but must be a single solid color in either black, navy blue, white, or gray, with no writing.   All pullover outerwear must have the logo on them. Pullover outerwear must be a single solid color in either black, navy blue, white, or gray, with no writing.  No company logos larger than a quarter.  
  6. Upper School Only:  All outerwear whether zip, button or pullover MUST display a CTA logo and cannot include ANY other company or organization logos.  Acceptable colors of outerwear include navy blue, white or gray ONLY (no light blue).  In the 2019-20 school year, black and light blue outerwear with logo applications prior to October 25 will be allowed to be worn, but no new applications in those colors. 
  7. Hot weather options: Navy or Khaki knee-length shorts may be worn in grades K-6 only. No athletic shorts are permitted.
  8. Other:  Kippot are required.  Tzitzit are encouraged

 
Kindergarten:  Students in kindergarten are encouraged to wear the school uniform but are not required in order to promote the comfort of our youngest students as they transition to formal schooling.  No pajamas, sleeveless shirts,sweat pants, track pants or jeans will be allowed.

General Guidelines:  All clothing should be the appropriate size, clean and in good condition (i.e:  no tight, baggy or ripped clothing). School or other team uniforms may not be worn during the school day, unless permitted in gym class.

CTA Spiritwear:  Only official CTA spiritwear in black, blue, navy, white or gray may be worn to school.  In Upper School those are ONLY on designated days as deemed by the Principal. All outerwear must have a CTA uniform logo polo or button down underneath. Spirit Logo Brand Guidelines can be found here.

Inappropriate clothing includes:  Athletic clothing such as sweatpants or track pants, pajamas, jeans or jean skirts and other denim clothing, hats/caps.  There should be no words or pictures on clothing.  Necklines on tops should be appropriate for school.Spirit-wear items will be available, but not all spirit-wear conforms to the uniform policy.

Shoes:  All students must wear closed-toe shoes.  Flip flops, slides, sandals and high heels are not to be worn.  Crocs are acceptable.

Field Trip attire:  Clothing worn on field trips can be determined based on the nature of trip and discretion of teacher and administrators.

Consequences:  Any student not in uniform will be sent to the Principal’s office.  Students will not be permitted to attend class until they are in appropriate uniform.  Students may need to call their parents to bring them uniform clothes if unresolvable at school. All classes missed due to uniform issues will be unexcused.  

Posted 6/5/17, Updated 11/9/17, Updated 10/27/19