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Dress Code Policy


Christian Life Schools has a uniform dress code for all students (PreK-12th). The goals of the uniform are as follows:

  • Promote unity among students
  • Provide a standard of dress that is modest, easy to maintain, and accessible to all
  • Promote neat, comfortable attire in a cost-efficient manner


Students are to remain in these clothes throughout the school day (8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.), from entering the school building until departing the school grounds. (Includes free hours, study hall, hallways, etc.)



Grades Pre-K through 5th only. Solid navy or tan khaki (no shorter than 3” from floor when kneeling).



Grades Pre-K through 12th may wear a Box Pleat or A-line uniform style skirt in CLS Plaid*, navy and tan khaki (no shorter than 3” from floor when kneeling). *



Grades Pre-K through 5th only. Uniform style, Bermuda (long length) shorts in either tan khaki or navy blue colors. May wear up to October 15th and after April 14th. (Seasonal dress)



Docker/uniform style, loose-fitting capris. No denim, no jean style, no khaki jeans, no jeggings, no form-fitting capris, no low-rise hip huggers. Length must be past the knee. May wear up to October 15th and after April 14th. (Seasonal dress for Pre-K through 5th)



Leggings: Can only be worn under uniform skirt. No netting or lace.



Docker/uniform or cargo style shorts. No denim, no jean style, no khaki jeans, no low-rise hip huggers. Shorts length must reach knees. (Seasonal dress for Pre-K through 5th)



Loose-fitting, uniform style polo with 2-3 buttons (long/short sleeves), Oxford dress shirt.

Polo shirts may be left untucked. Oxford shirts MUST be tucked in and buttoned.

Wearing layered shirts is permissible.

Sweatshirts/jackets may not be worn under polo shirts.



Undergarments should not be visible.



Docker/uniform or cargo-style pant. No denim, no jean style, no khaki jeans, no low-rise hip huggers, no leggings/jeggings.



Polo and sweater colors are white, navy, light blue, red, hunter green, yellow, and gray. No gold. Without a tie, oxford color is white only. All grades may wear ties with a solid color button down Oxford only.

Pants, shorts, skirts, capris, skorts and jumpers are to be khaki or navy. No green khaki. Sweaters

V-neck, crewneck pullover, or cardigan sweater in a solid polo color (no designs or patterns). A shirt, as described above (polo or oxford-style button down) must be worn under any style of sweater.


CLS Sweatshirts/Zip Ups

May be worn Monday - Friday. Purchased through the school offices or online.

CLS crewneck, CLS hoodie, or CLS full-zip fleece: Students are required to wear a uniform shirt underneath, if sweatshirt is to be removed.



All grades need to wear non-marking shoes to protect the gym floor.

During P.E., all students are expected to wear non-marking athletic shoes.

Grades Pre-K through 5th - Shoes need to have a full heel or strap around the back of foot and covered toe. Students must wear socks. No hiking boots, flip-flops, slippers or rollerskate shoes. Shoes must remain on feet at all times.

Grades 6th through 12th - Tennis shoes, sandals, casual or dress shoes may be worn with or without socks, nylons,

or tights. No slippers or rollerskate shoes. Shoes must remain on feet at all times.



Christian Life students are to be conservative with hair style and avoid drawing attention to themselves (punk, mohawk, spiked, tails, etc.). Hair should be clean, neatly trimmed, and predominantly one of the four natural colors (brown, black, blonde, red).

The CLS Administration will make a final determination on any questionable haircuts and determine whether the haircut is ac­ceptable or not. Boys’ hair should be shoulder-length or shorter.


Miscellaneous (These restrictions apply to school hours and any school-related activities.)

Earrings are permissible for girls only; only small studs are permissible in nose piercings.

Visible Tattoos or other body piercings are not allowed.

Neck chains, pendants, rings, and wrist bracelets may be worn as long as they do not distract from the learning environment, and do not contradict Christian standards/values.

Head coverings (hats/caps, sweatbands, bandanas, etc.) and sunglasses may not be worn in the building during school hours.


Fridays - School Spirit Wear!

Every Friday is “School Spirit Wear Day.” This is not a casual dress day! Students must wear either school spirit attire and jeans/khakis or remain in accordance with the weekly standard uniform policy. (NO tears, holes or frays.)


School Spirit Wear defined:

CLS spirit wear shirts are purchased through the office, CLS team shirts as approved through the Athletic Director, and school shirts representing school-sanctioned programs (i.e. music, band, class trips, missions, etc.). Shirts MUST have the name of the school or logo to be worn on Fridays.


Casual Dress

On special occasions, students are allowed to forego the school uniform for casual dress. On these days, modesty is the overwhelming priority. Clothing must not be revealing. Students may not wear yoga pants, leggings, or clothing with writing across the backside. Normal dress code guidelines remain in effect in matters of hair, shoes, jewelry, head covering, clothing without tears, holes or frays, etc.


Dress for Athletic Practices & Special Activities

  • During practices for athletics, standard P.E. uniform or the practice uniform for that specific sport is required. Students are to be in the gym or practice rooms dressed in acceptable practice attire.
  • Males must wear a shirt during practice sessions both in the building and outside. Shorts with writing across the backside are not permitted.
  • Females must wear t-shirts. Tank tops, pants/shorts with writing across the backside are not permitted.
  • For special activities, the dress code may be altered by the administration. Regardless of the activity, Christian modesty is required.
  • During homecoming spirit week, powder-puff activities, and class-sponsored special chapels, shorts, if worn, must be bermuda style or basketball style; no short shorts, spandex, yoga pants, or leggings are allowed. Tank tops are not allowed.

Revised 11/25/17

Christian Life Schools admits students of any race, color and national or ethnic origin.

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