In a culture where personal expression is exalted, beauty is held in question, and the good of our neighbor is subordinated to the desires of the individual, it is the desire of Rockbridge Academy to glorify God in both the character and culture of the school. As ambassdaors for Christ to each other and to a watching world, the following principles should guide our choice of attire:
- Our actions and our attire should point to the Lord that we serve.
- Our actions and our attire should protray a heart of both modesty and humility.
- Our actions and our attire should not seek to exalt the outward beauty of the individual student but rather seek to invest in and protect the virtue and character of that portion of the Body of Christ that finds itself at Rockbridge Acadmey.
- Our actions and our attire should support the orderly operation of the school.
- As we seek to invest in each other, our actions and our attire should support a school culture that requires a decreasing level of oversight in contrast to a culture of the infividual that requires increased regulation and oversight and the loss of the freedom that we have in Christ.
In light of the above, we ask that the parents and students support a manner of dress that reflects the Christian, classical, and scholarly image of Rockbridge Academy. As such, Rockbridge Academy students should appear neat, clean, and modest during the school day, seeking not to distract others or solicit oversight by their appearance.