Our desire is for Red Lion to be a school that reflects unity, quality, honor, and integrity in everything we do. We want our parents and students to be proud to be part of this school and consider it a privilege for their children to attend RLCA. Maintaining a modest uniform dress code is a key aspect in achieving this goal. We believe that a prescribed wardrobe policy promotes neatness, decreases competition, helps improve self-image and behavior, helps to promote community, decreases distractions in the learning environment and helps to mirror God’s call to modesty and purity. A dress policy based on biblical principles does not mean that there is one set of clothing that is “Christian” and another that isn’t (i.e., there is nothing “spiritual” about a logoed shirt). However, a biblical approach to dress must be purposeful and be designed to reflect Jesus Christ and complement other educational and character-building efforts. For these reasons, Red Lion has instituted a school uniform for the students. The following information is provided to clearly explain Red Lion’s uniform code. All decisions about appropriate dress, hair color or what complements the dress code is determined by the administration.School uniforms are provided exclusively by Flynn & O’Hara. This ensures that the uniform is uniform. A link for Flynn & O'Hara is noted below and under QUICKLINKS on the top of the home page.
Preschool students are not required to wear a uniform however they are welcome to do so if desired and should purchase items as noted for Elementary students. Preschool students must wear clothing appropriate for playing including closed toed shoes. Athletic shoes with socks are the best option, especially for the playground. Girls must wear shorts underneath dresses/skirts. “Dressing-up” is fine for special occasions however students play outside every day, weather permitting, and often paint in the classroom. Please keep this in mind.
All aspects of the dress code for elementary students are contained in the Lower School Handbook.
All aspects of the dress code for upper school students may be accessed via the following link - UPPER SCHOOL