Sterling Christian School


Dress Code

At SCS, we think that you and your parents have the basic responsibility for appropriate school dress. Student dress should not be unhealthy, interfere with maintaining a positive teaching-learning environment, or compromise reasonable standards of decency or godliness.

  1. Solid color Polo shirts in any color except white are acceptable. They should have no pictures or writing, but may have a small insignia. Only the top button may be unbuttoned. They may be short or long sleeved; not sleeveless. Sterling Christian tee shirts or sweatshirts may be worn on any day except chapel day.
  2. Solid color tee shirts, sweaters, or sweatshirts may be worn over or under the polo. Sweatshirt hoods must be left down while in the building.
  3. Pants, capris, and shorts in tan khaki, navy blue or black are acceptable. No denim. Boys must wear a belt if they have belt loops. Girls may wear solid tan khaki, navy blue or black skirts, polo dresses, or jumper dresses over the polo if the hemline is no more than 2 inches from the floor when kneeling. Slits in skirts must follow the same rule.
  4. Hats, sunglasses, and coats must be kept in the locker and cannot be worn in the building.
  5. Clothing and accessories such as backpacks, jewelry, and notebooks may not display logos or pictures that dishonor God or do not reflect good taste.
  6. Pants need to be secured above the hips. Pants and shirts must overlap. No holes in pants are allowed.
  7. Shoes must be worn at all times. Slippers, shoes with wheels, or heels higher than 2 inches are unacceptable.
  8. No visible tattoos or body piercings are allowed. Boys are not allowed to wear earrings.
  9. Hair should be clean and neatly brushed. Students are not permitted to wear their hair dyed to an unnatural color. No distracting hairstyles or excessive hair covering the eyes will be allowed. Boy's haircuts may be no longer than the top of their collars. Facial hair is not permitted.
  10. Clothing may not be so tight that undergarments are visible.
Students may be asked to change their clothing if it determined by the staff to be distracting to others or inappropriate. Inappropriate items worn or brought to school may be confiscated and held until a parent claims them in the office.

Exemptions to the dress code may be determined for specific events or causes as determined by the administration.

If a student violates the dress code, they will be asked to change, fix the problem, or wear a choir robe for the day. They will receive a written warning for the first infraction. Every subsequent infraction will result in a minor violation. Continuous infractions for the same thing constitute insubordination and will result in a major violation.

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