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Heritage Standard of Dress

At Heritage, we desire that students have a standard of dress that is modest and neat. Parents/guardians, as the primary educators of their children, play a key role in this area of standard of dress. It is important for parents/guardians to guide and supervise their children in the selection of appropriate clothing. The guidelines below are intended to clearly outline the expectations of Heritage Christian School.

Standard Dress Code Requirements

  1. Students must be in compliance with the Standard of Dress prior to entering the school and continue until the end of the school day.
  2. All clothing must be properly sized, modest and unrevealing in cut, fit, and texture.
  3. Modesty is expected at all times at any school event or function including any co/extra-curricular activities.
  4. The Standard of Dress is for all school days unless special dress is approved by the administration.

Standards for Preschool - Grade 4 (Elementary School)

General Guidelines

  • Girls’ and Boys’ clothing should be properly sized.
  • Girls’ and Boys’ clothing should completely cover undergarments and necessary parts of the body at all times including while sitting, standing, and bending over.
  • Keep jewelry to a minimum. Jewelry will be removed from the child if it distracts from learning. Only girls may wear earrings.
  • Platform shoes and flip flops are not allowed. Sandals are allowable during appropriate weather.
  • Hats of any kind are to be worn outside only.
  • Hair is to be clean, neat, well-kept. Hair should not draw undue attention, and extreme styles are not permitted. Please consult with your principal if you have questions.


Acceptable Styles:

  • Collared or Crew necks (plain or tasteful designs)
  • Sweaters and Sweatshirts
  • Tops with brand name logos (unless offensive)
  • Tops with name of college teams or professional teams (no pictures)
  • Tank tops with wide straps

Unacceptable Styles:

  • Long, oversized T shirts
  • Tank tops with spaghetti straps
  • Thin, plain white T shirts
  • Shirts promoting one athlete
  • Shirts promoting music groups
  • Shirts with media advertising
  • Shirts with offensive words or pictures

Pants, Skirts, and Dresses

Acceptable Styles:

  • Denim in good repair; not heavily faded or torn
  • Slacks
  • Neat sweatpants
  • Long, modest shorts during warm weather
  • Capri pants
  • Girls' skirts and dresses must be modest in length. This standard is in place even when girls are wearing leggings.
  • Sundresses may be worn with or without a shirt through third grade. Fourth grade girls should wear a shirt under the sundress.
  • Girls are to wear shorts under skirts or dresses during gym class or while using playground equipment.
  • Leggings should be worn only under modest length dresses and skirts, not as pants

Unacceptable Styles:

  • Lycra spandex pants - long or short
  • Tight fitting pants that show the outline of undergarments or outline of body
  • Pants or shorts with writing on the backside

Standards for Grades 5-12 (Intermediate, Middle & High School)


  • Must be traditional polo or oxford style with long or short sleeves.
  • Must be a solid color.
  • Must have a collar and buttons. No more than two buttons may be left unbuttoned. A layer underneath is required for girls.

Pants, Capris, Skirts, and Shorts

  • Must be tan, beige, navy blue, gray, or black. No denim material.
  • Skirts should be modest in length. A parent’s/guardian’s guideline for modest skirts is that the bottom of the skirt shall be no shorter than six inches from the floor when kneeling. Please check this at home in your selection of appropriate clothing.

Other Requirements

  • HCS and College sweatshirts (crew, quarter zip or hooded), or solid color sweaters, cardigans, fleece may be worn. If removed, the student must be in dress code with an approved collared base polo or oxford.
  • Footwear (shoes or sandals) must be worn and be neat and clean. No flip flops.
  • No head coverings are to be worn in the building.
  • Makeup and accessories are to be neat and simple.
  • Males must be clean shaven.
  • Visible tattoos and body piercings (other than earrings for girls) are not permitted.
  • Hair is to be clean, neat, well-kept. Hair should not draw undue attention, and extreme styles are not permitted. Please consult with your principal if you have questions.
  • Any clothing or personal appearance that tends to draw undue attention to the individual is not acceptable.
  • For the occasional Spirit Day allowance, students may wear a Heritage tee shirt with relaxed, loose fitting sweatpants or athletic style pants.

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