PROVIDENCE CLASSICAL SCHOOL UNIFORM POLICY
As Christians, we are constantly required to filter messages that we receive from the secular world. While we live in the world and its culture, we are called to live counter-culturally (Rom. 12:1-2; 1 Peter 2:9). As such, our uniform policy is founded upon principles that strive to reflect a Christ-centered environment. In a culture in which personal expression is exalted above all else, beauty is relative, the good of our neighbor is subordinated to the “rights” of the individual, and even the biological gender of men and women as created in the image of God (male and female) is questioned, it is the desire of Providence Classical School to glorify God in both the character and culture of the school.
As ambassadors of Christ to each other and to the watching world, the following principles should guide our choice of school attire:
- Our actions and our attire should point to the Lord that we serve.
- Our actions and our attire should betray a heart of both modesty and humility.
- Our actions and attire should seek to respectfully reflect our biological gender.
- Our actions and our attire should not seek to draw attention to the individual student but rather seek to invest in and protect the virtue and character of that portion of the body of Christ that finds itself at Providence Classical School.
- Our actions and our attire should support the effort to maintain an orderly operation throughout the school.
- As we seek to invest in each other, our actions and our attire should support a school culture that requires an ever-decreasing necessity of oversight.
Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.” Philippians 2:3-4 6.
In light of the above, we ask that the parents and students support a manner of dress that reflects the Christian, classical, and scholarly image of Providence Classical School. As such, Providence Classical School students should appear neat, clean, and modest during the school day, seeking not to distract others or solicit oversight by their appearance.