Standardized Dress

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Dress Code

The Board of Christian Day School has adopted the following dress code standards and applies to all school days unless otherwise directed by the Principal. All clothing should fit the student properly, conforming to his or her body type. NOTE For Preschool Students: We often do messy play indoors and out. It is suggested that you choose dark colors (Tops – burgundy, navy  Bottoms – Navy, burgundy, black)


  • Solid color white, burgundy, gray, navy blue, light blue, or light pink.
  • Plain, short or long-sleeve polo-style, oxford-style, turtleneck, or mock turtleneck. Turned down collar, tucked in, buttoned sleeves, only top button unbuttoned.
  • Plain crew-neck, v-neck, or button-down sweater, vest, or sweatshirt (in the same colors as above) may be worn with a shirt as listed above.
  • 1/4 zip pullovers are allowed.
  • Only Good Shepherd logos are acceptable.


  • Solid color tan, black, navy blue, burgundy or gray.
  • Plain or pleated, tailored-style pants, capris, walking shorts, skorts, and skirts in cotton twill, corduroy, or similar-type fabric. (No denim or tight-fitting fabrics. No cargo pants.)
  • Pants, capris, walking shorts, skorts, and skirts are worn at the natural waist.
  • Walking shorts, skorts and skirts extend 3-4” above the top of the knee.
  • Bottoms with visible belt loops require plain, black/brown leather or fabric-matching belts.
  • Preschool – elastic waist suggested.

Dresses and Jumpers

  • Solid color tan, black, navy blue, gray, burgundy, light blue, or light pink.
  • Plain or pleated, tailored–styled dress or jumper in cotton twill, polo mesh, corduroy, or similar–type fabric. (No denim or tight-fitting fabrics.)
  • Must extend 3-4” above the top of the knee.
  • Preschool must wear shorts, tights, leggings

Hair, Accessories & Jewelry

  • Hairstyles are neat, not distracting, in good taste, and out of student’s eyes.
  • Boy’s hair should be off the collar and not below the earlobes.
  • Avoid unnatural hair coloring and hair attachments. Color-coordinated hair accessories.
  • Girls may wear up to two earrings per lobe and no longer than the lobe.
  • Boys are not to wear earrings.
  • Other pierced-body jewelry and tattoos are not allowed.
  • Makeup is modest and discreet.
  • Please do not wear scarves as a headband.
  • Preschool no jewelry (necklaces, bracelets, rings)

Socks & Tights/Leggings

  • Solid color socks or tights/leggings matching top or bottom.
  • Shorts or tights/leggings under skirts and jumpers.


  • Worn as intended and not visible.

Foot Coverings

  • The heel of the foot to the floor at the back of the shoe may not exceed 1-1/2”. Heel straps and non-marking soles.
  • Socks, tights, or pantyhose with all footwear.
  • Crocs are not allowed for safety reasons.
  • Preschool Velcro shoes are preferred.


  • Jackets, hooded or full-zippered sweatshirts or sweaters, ponchos, hats, caps, scarves, and gloves are worn outdoors.


  • Extracurricular activities such as team sports, band, etc. may have additional guidelines set by the coach or director.
  • Students are asked to wear burgundy tops on school-sponsored field trips unless advised differently by the teacher.
  • The Principal may designate “Special Dress Days” for special events.
  • Students attending after-school events such as sporting events, school plays, etc. are expected to dress in modest, Christian attire.
  • All employees and volunteers should wear modest, Christian attire.


The Board has placed its confidence in the Principal and teachers for final judgment on specific attire. Students, parents, and guardians are asked to respect such judgments. Parents are asked to cooperate and partner with the school in carrying out the above guidelines when purchasing clothing that is worn to school. Students repeatedly wearing clothing not meeting these guidelines will receive a letter to be signed by the parent. Further violations of the dress code may result in additional disciplinary action.