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The Dress Code at RTCA 

The dress code plays a significant role in the Reid Temple Christian Academy School community. It fosters a sense of unity and equality among students and underscores our shared experiences as members of this school. Additionally, it promotes a dignified and straightforward campus atmosphere, while also reflecting our respect for the RTCA  community.

Uniform and Dress Code Policy 

One of the key principles of the Reid Temple Christian Academy experience is respect – respect toward learning, toward each other, and to one’s self. As an extension of this principle, we ask that students and adults come to school dressed in a respectful manner. In other words, we respect our school community by appearing ‘neat and appropriate.’ All students must wear their Academy uniform every day and physical education uniform on the days of all scheduled physical education classes.  We ask that students appear neat and appropriately dressed while on campus. In this regard, shirts should be tucked in, belts should be properly worn when needed, undergarments must not be visible (pants not worn baggy), and outdoor or oversized clothing should not be worn inside the school. 



  • Hair must be groomed neatly

  • If wearing braids or locks, it must be neat

  • No hair dye that is not natural, i.e. pink, purple, red, etc.

  • No hat or scarves

  • Girls can wear the RTCA plaid hair band, burgundy, gray, or black.  No brightly colored, animal print, or floral prints allowed.


Jewelry and Body adornment

  • No tattoos or body piercings 

  • Earrings must be studs or small loops (no larger than a quarter); No dangling earrings allowed; ear piercings to not exceed 2 in each ear lobe

  • No earrings or piercing for boys.

  • No heavy makeup. Lip gloss and soft eyeliner acceptable for Middle School girls only.


General Requirements

  • No ripped or distressed denim that exposes skin

  • For young ladies, shorts and skirts must be mid-thigh length or longer

  • Crop or halter tops are not allowed

  • For young ladies, shorts under your skirts are highly encouraged to provide more freedom for students on the playground

  • Preschool and Kindergarten students, sneakers and socks each day.  No heels or sandals.

  • For students Grade 1-Grade 8, uniform shoes or rubber sole shoes with dress uniforms.  Sneakers (white, black, gray) can be worn on PE days with a minimum other color present.

  • Official Academy sweaters should be used for students who may get chilly in the classroom


Uniform Stores

All American Wear

5001 Forbes Blvd, Lanham, MD 20706

(301) 459-5000


Uniform Details 

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