As the weather warms and the seasons change, so too does the clothing we wear. As a Catholic School, we want our students to understand that modesty is an essential part of who we are and what we represent. The fashion and entertainment industries do not always assist us in this mission to preserve the innocence and real beauty of our children. As a Catholic/Christian community, we cannot afford to follow the standards of the world; we need to help set the standards.
In keeping with that philosophy, the following guidelines should be followed in determining the appropriateness of clothing:
Tops should have substantial shoulder straps (no spaghetti straps allowed).
All shirts should cover the waistline of pants/shorts, shirts and sweats at all times (whether standing, sitting, reaching or bending) so that underwear, midriffs, stomachs, navels and the top of derrieres are not exposed.
Clothing should not be sexually explicit or revealing.
Clothing should not have information on them that is in conflict with our Catholic teachings and values (should not have words or graphics that advocate racism, profanity, violence, drugs, alcohol, and sexism).
We also ask that shorts extend to halfway between the knee and the top of the thigh. Short shorts and very short skirts are not allowed.