Dress Code

Preschool Students (K3, K4, & Kindergarten)

CCS wear is optional for students in K3, K4, & Kindergarten. However, students need to follow the guidelines for grades 1 through 12 listed below for fit, modesty, and design. Refer to the Preschool Handbook for specific details.

Preschool students are not required to wear CCS wear; it is optional for K3, K4, & Kindergarten classes.  Children should wear washable, serviceable clothes to school each day.  Dress-up clothes should be saved for Sunday or for Chapel Day.  It is almost impossible to keep children clean during the day, as they are involved in activities such as painting, cooking, eating, playing outdoors, etc.

Please dress your child according to the weather, in clothing that he/she may handle somewhat independently.  This practice is very helpful to the teacher during certain routines, such as restroom breaks, and fosters the child’s development of self-help.

Tennis shoes or other closed-toe shoes are highly recommended for school.  Sandals and flip-flops often prevent a child from fully participating in all activities.

Grades 1-12

  • All clothing must fit appropriately (not excessively tight or baggy).
  • Tops:
    All shirts/tops/sweatshirts/hoodies/sweaters worn by students are to be CCS wear, purchased through our school store, school groups (NHS, Yearbook, Student Council), or Land’s End. (Land’s End Preferred School Number: 9001-0713-7. All Land’s End tops must include the Crossroads Christian School logo.) All tops must be worn as purchased; no modifications in fit are allowed (for example, cutting the shirts and tying in knots down the side, etc.). Athletic tournament shirts are not allowed unless specifically designated by the Athletic Director. Summer camp T-shirts are not considered CCS wear and are not allowed during the school year. Camouflage clothing is not allowed (including jackets or coats) at any time.
  • Pants, Skirts, Etc.:
    Students may wear jeans every day. Jeans and twill/chino type of pants/shorts will be the only type allowed. Skirts, dresses, and shorts must not be shorter than mid-thigh. Leggings can be worn under a skirt or dress that meets the mid-thigh rule. Solids, plaids, stripes, and prints are acceptable. Pants must be modest, neat, and appropriate in size and fit. Pants can NOT be too tight in fit.  The following styles are not allowed: jeggings and low riders.  Pants that are torn, frayed, and/or faded from excessive wear or have separated seams are inappropriate.  Cut-off pants are not allowed unless neatly hemmed – no ragged edges, no roll-ups.  No overalls may be worn. Baggy pants, spandex pants, or any type of athletic pants/shorts (including wind pants, sweat pants, athletic shorts, etc.) are not allowed. Camouflage clothing is not allowed (including jackets or coats) at any time.
  • Outerwear:
    Three-quarter zip and hoodies must be CCS wear. Jackets and full zip-up hoodies worn throughout the school day must not have logos or designs larger than a dollar bill. This includes the logos that stretch across the entire chest or back or down the arm, etc. No skulls, skeletons, pirate images, or other offensive, distracting designs.  Camouflage clothing is not allowed (including jackets or coats) at any time. Confederate flags or symbols, etc. are not allowed.
  • Underwear:
    Undergarments (including tank tops, thongs, cami’s, etc.) must not be visible!
  • Headgear:
    No type of hat or head covering (including hoodies) is acceptable at any time in the classroom or anywhere in school buildings for boys or girls.
  • Jewelry, belt buckles, etc.:
    Body piercingsare discouraged and should not be visible. Girls may wear earrings.  Boys may NOT wear earrings in any part of the school; earrings must be removed before entering any school building, including the gym. Distracting, offensive, oversized, or extreme jewelry/belt buckles/misc. is prohibited (spikes, leather collars, etc.). Confederate flags or symbols, etc. are not allowed.
  • Hair:
    Students should keep their hair neat, clean, and well-groomed with no distracting hair colors or styles. Male students are allowed to have facial hair as long as it is well-groomed. They should not allow their hair length to cover their eyes and or to extend below the bottom of the ear.  Male students are not allowed to have ponytails, man buns, or dreadlocks.  After one warning, students will not be allowed to return to school until the issue has been resolved.
  • Body Art:
    Permanent or temporary tattoosare discouraged and must not be visible.
  • Shoes: Appropriate footwear (tennis shoes, casual shoes, loafers, nice sandals, or flip flops, etc.) is required. No bedroom slippers.

Special Occasion Wear (for Athletic Banquets, Graduation, Special In-School Choral Events, Etc.):

Dress choices must be modest. Dresses, skirts, shorts, and skorts should not be shorter than mid-thigh. No spaghetti straps are allowed.  No visible cleavage is allowed.  Students who arrive at special occasion events inappropriately dressed will be sent home to change.

Dress Code for Prom:

GUYS:  Conventional dress suit or tuxedo with shirt and tie, dress shoes, and socks.
GIRLS:  Formal or semi-formal dress that is modest in neck, back, style, and fabric weight, including no visible cleavage and no slits more than two inches above the knee. Dresses should not be too tight.  Strapless dresses are allowed if the neckline is straight across. All dresses must be approved by an assigned staff member at least one week prior to the prom.

Dress Code for Homecoming Court:

GUYS:  Conventional dress suit or tuxedo with shirt and tie, dress shoes, and socks.
GIRLS:  Long (ankle to floor-length) formal dress that is modest in neck, back, style, and fabric weight, including no visible cleavage and no slits more than two inches above the knee. Dresses should not be too tight.  Strapless dresses are allowed if the neckline is straight across. All dresses must be approved by an assigned staff member at least one week prior to the event.

Dress for Game Days

Game day attire for all teams will be the same for boys and girls—a designated team shirt and khaki, navy, or black pants.  Athletic shirts for game day will be available in the CCS School Store. The Athletic Director reserves the right to make final determinations on the appropriateness of game day dress.

Dress Code for Field Trips

Dress code guidelines may vary depending upon the type of field trip. The venue will determine the field trip dress. For example, a class visiting a theatrical production or symphony would need to dress differently than a class visiting the zoo. However, some basic guidelines apply:

  • College campus visits: Modest tops and pants/skirts — Dress pants or khakis, collared shirts, skirts or dress shorts (no higher than two inches above the knee), practical walking shoes (no high heels).
  • Other field trips: Unless otherwise stated by the teacher, normal school dress code and modesty guidelines apply.

Students who do not follow dress guidelines for field trips will be considered “out of dress code” and will receive appropriate disciplinary action, which can include not being allowed to go on future field trips.

Where Do I Get School Clothes?

CCS offers tops in the school store and/or you may purchase from our Land’s End approved selections (visit our customized Land’s End school page to order).


For more school policies, please refer to the current Student Handbook.