The goal of Providence Classical School’s dress code is that students present themselves in a clean and neat manner as a representation of our school. While we recognize the uniqueness of each student and seek to develop individuality, it is also important for each student to understand the concept of appropriate dress for particular situations. With a consistent uniform policy, we hope to place the emphasis on academics and the formation of Christ-like character.
All uniforms should be chosen from the items on the PCS school page on the French Toast website.
Hair and Accessories:
Hats, bandanas, scarves or large accessories that cover much of the head may not be worn inside the building.
Boys’ hair should be neat, conservative in style (no pony tails/buns, or mohawks), above the collar and above the eyebrows. Boys may not have earrings, facial jewelry, tattoos, or facial hair.
For girls, make-up, nail polish, jewelry, and hair accessories should be non-distracting and appropriate for a school setting (no facial jewelry and no more than three piercings per ear). All hair accessories must be in school colors. Hair should be neat, off the face, and not be dyed unnatural colors.
Polos may be burgundy, navy, light heather gray, or white and may be short or long-sleeved. White long-sleeved oxford shirts may also be worn and must be tucked in and worn with a dark belt. Uniform pants or shorts must be khaki or navy. Short length must be no higher than 4 inches above the knee. Gray dress pants may also be worn on regular school days. Boys may wear solid black, white, tan, gray, burgundy, or navy socks.
Polos may be burgundy, navy, light heather gray, or white and may be short or long-sleeved. White long-sleeved oxford shirts may also be worn and must be tucked in and worn with a dark belt if worn with pants or shorts. Uniform pants or shorts must be khaki or navy. Girls may wear uniform skorts in khaki, navy, or French Toast burgundy plaid. Skort and short length must be no higher than 4 inches above the knee. Girls in grades K-5 may also wear navy uniform polo dresses with length no higher than 4 inches above the knee. Girls may wear solid black, white, tan, gray, burgundy, or navy socks. Tights or leggings should be in solid white, gray, burgundy, or navy.
Outer Wear and Shoes:
PCS sweatshirts, hoodies, or zippered jackets may be worn over uniforms and are the only outer wear that may be worn inside the building for students. Hoods may not be worn over the head inside the building. Navy or burgundy cardigans from our school page on French Toast may also be worn. Students must wear tennis shoes, dress shoes, or other casual, close-toed shoes with the school uniform. Shoes must be completely enclosed. No Crocs, sandals, or heels please. Boots may only be worn with skorts or pants, and pants should not be tucked in if boots are worn.
Students in sixth grade and higher have the opportunity to change clothes for PE class each week. This year students have three options:
1. Remain in school uniform clothes
2. Wear athletic pants/joggers (e.g. adidas pants; No leggings or tight fitting pants) and a PCS t-shirt
3. Wear the PCS PE shorts (these are the only shorts students may wear) and a PCS t-shirt.
Dress Uniform (All students are required to wear dress uniforms on specified dress days throughout the year, including opening convocation, school programs, and picture day.):
Boys: Gray dress pants, long-sleeved white oxford shirt (tucked), burgundy plaid tie with dark belt, dark dress shoes, and solid dark socks
Girls: Burgundy plaid skort, long-sleeved white oxford shirt (tucked), burgundy plaid cross tie, dark dress shoes (flats or mary-janes) and white stockings, tights, socks, or bare.
Dress Down Days:
Monthly themed dress down days – once a month we have a themed dress down day as a fundraiser. You may participate in the theme or wear a PCS t-shirt along with regular uniform bottoms or jeans. Please remember we do not allow leggings or jeans with rips and/or holes. Shoes that meet our uniform policy are required as well.
Spirit Week – Each winter we have a weeklong spirit week. Each day is a different theme. Uniform requirements are the same as above, but we do allow non uniform shorts at least fingertip length.
After School Activities:
Sport participants, please see your coach for any specific dress code guidelines. We do not have a specific dress code for sport fans, but we do ask that parents watch to make sure their kids are honoring Christ in what they wear. We also do not have a specific dress code for school events off of PCS property, but again ask that parents make sure their kids are honoring Christ in what they wear. We do reserve the right to enforce appropriate and modest attire at all PCS related events.