Students' Dress Code

SI Administration believes that cleanliness and neatness in personal appearance are key elements to an effective dress code and are vital to a student's preparation to learn. The purpose of a dress code is

  • to ensure an effective educational environment, focused mainly on learning
  • to maintain favorable school representation and prmote a positive, dignified image to the greater community
  • to assist students in developing pride, unity, and self-respect
  • to promote fairness, consistency and social equalization.

Shirts—Students may wear one of two types of shirts: polo shirts or collared, button-down shirts.  Polo shirts may be of any color or design, with sleeves of any length, with at least 2 buttons and no more than 4 buttons and that fit loosely and fall below the waistband of the pants and/or skirts.  Button-down shirts must have a collar and must be buttoned across the chest.  Any visible midriff will result in student’s parents being called to bring an appropriately fitting shirt. All SI team and club polo shirts are acceptable.  Sleeveless shirts are not acceptable. Any shirts that represent drug, alcohol and/or tobacco products, or other unacceptable organizations are not acceptable.  

Pants/Shorts—All pants must be clean, neat and properly fitting. Excessively tight-fitting pants or loose pants are not appropriate for school attire and may not be worn. Blue jeans are not permitted; pants that have writing on any part of them are not permitted; athletic pants, wind pants, sweat pants, workout pants, yoga pants, and pajama pants, are not allowed; additionally, pants/shorts made out of velour, flannel, fleece, and silk fabrics are not allowed. Leggings may only be worn under skirts or dresses. All pants, shorts, and cropped pants must fall to the knee. Athletic shorts are not allowed. Any pants/shorts that are faded, have holes, patches, and are not hemmed or have ragged hems are inappropriate for school and may not be worn.

Outerwear—Any type of sweatshirt and sweater is allowed. Logos, designs, etc., that represent drug, alcohol and/or tobacco products or other unacceptable organizations are inappropriate and violate school policy. Sweatshirt hoods may not cover the head while indoors. Denim jackets, shirts, vests, etc., are not permitted.

Skirts and Dresses—Skirts of any color or pattern may be worn with an approved shirt. Skirts/dresses that are too tight or that do not fall to the knee are not acceptable attire for school. Dresses may be worn at any time as long as they are modest in their design; they should possess no plunging necklines/backs, and they must have sleeves or be worn with a covering that has sleeves. Excessive slits, sheer fabrics, blue denim, and tight-fitting skirts or dresses are inappropriate for school and may not be worn. Dresses or skirts that are worn over tights or leggings must fall to the knee. Fish net and lace stockings are not allowed.

Footwear —Shoes must be worn at all times.

Hair—The hair must be clean, combed and styled neatly. Distracting hairstyles are inappropriate, and students will be asked to wear a hairstyle appropriate for the school setting. Inappropriate hairstyles will be left to the discretion of the Deans. Unnatural coloring, streaking, bleaching, dying or highlighting that is considered distracting is inappropriate for school. Facial hair is not allowed. Unshaven students will be asked to shave and assigned detention.

Head Gear—Hats, caps, hoods, visors, scarves, and sports headbands are not allowed to be worn inside school premises, before, during or after school -- this includes lunch hours. The school premises include all parts of campus from the Jesuit Residence to the foyer of the North Gym complex. Students in violation of this policy will have the head covering confiscated.

Jewelry—Excessive jewelry is not allowed. Multiple body piercing sites are distracting. Nose, tongue, lip, navel and eyebrow rings are not allowed. Gauge earrings are not allowed. Jewelry that interferes with classroom performance and behavior is not allowed. Students who violate this rule will be asked to remove the excess jewelry. Detention may be assigned. 

Make-up—Excessive or distracting make-up is unacceptable. Students will be asked to remove the offensive make-up.

No visible Tattoos.

Free Dress Code--Any categories not specifically delineated below indicate that the regular Dress Code policy still applies on free dress days. Furthermore, these guidelines also apply when wearing costumes for days such as Halloween, or themed free dress days such as Sprit Days and the like.

  • Shirts--All shirts must fit properly and have no midriff or plunging necklines.
  • T-shirts are acceptable on free dress days. Tank tops and spaghetti straps are not acceptable.
  • Pants/Jeans/Shorts/Skirts/Dresses--Jeans, blue denim, and loose fitting sweats may be worn on free dress days.
  • Stretch pants and yoga pants are not allowed.
  • The headgear policy does not change on free dress days, unless it is a themed free dress day and the headgear is part of the outfit or costume.

Please Note:

All of the above must be clean, neat, and properly fitting.

Inappropriate representations will not be tolerated on any part of your clothing.

These are the only differences permitted during free dress days at school. Any student who deviates from these added guidelines, or the regular Student Dress Code Policy, on free dress days will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action. 

Dress Up Attire for Special Events such as all School LIturgies and Awards Assemblies

Boys should wear dress pants, shirt and tie, and dress shoes. Cargo pants, shorts and jeans are not acceptable. Shirts must be tucked in. Sneakers and flip-flops are not allowed.

Girls should wear dresses that are modest in appearance and are at an acceptable length falling to the knee. No plunging necklines or backs are allowed. Dressy pants and skirts may be worn with an appropriate blouse or sweater. Skirts may be worn as long as they fall to the knee. Sleeveless, sheer and short, tight-fitting polo shirts/sweaters/blouses and or dresses are inappropriate for the school and should not be worn. Flip-flops of all kinds and sneakers are not appropriate for these occasions; all other dress shoes are acceptable.

Students who choose to violate the dress code will be asked to have the appropriate items brought to school by their parents before they will be allowed to participate in the event, and detention will be assigned for the offense.

Dress Code for non-formal Dances and Lock-Ins

  • Students may wear any color or style denim to the dances. 
  • Sleeveless tops are acceptable; strapless tops are not acceptable. No bare midriffs or plunging necklines.
  • Shorts can be worn if they fall to the knee. 
  • Stretch pants are not acceptable.
  • Dresses that are too tight, short, and form fitting are not acceptable.

Dress Up Attire for Semi-Formal and Formal Dances

Girls:

  • Dresses should be of an appropriate style for a school function.
  • Low cut dresses (front or back) or dresses with excessively high slits will not ne permitted.
  • Dresses which are too tight or too form fitting and/or too short will not be allowed.
  • Dresses of transparent material are not acceptable.

Boys:

  • Boys are to wear suits, tuxedos, nice khaki pants or slacks.
  • Button-down dress shirts and neck ties are expected/
  • Dress shoes are expected.  Tennis shoes and sandals are not allowed.
  • No shorts allowed.

 

Students who choose to violate the dress code will be asked to have the appropriate items brought to school by their parents before they will be allowed to participate in the event, and detention will be assigned for the offense. 

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St. Ignatius College Preparatory

Courage to Lead; Passion to Serve

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