Dress Code 2017-2018

PROVIDENCE CLASSICAL SCHOOL UNIFORM POLICY

Philosophy

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:

  1. Our actions and our attire should point to the Lord that we serve.
  2. Our actions and our attire should betray a heart of both modesty and humility.
  3. Our actions and attire should seek to respectfully reflect our biological gender.
  4. 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.
  5. Our actions and our attire should support the effort to maintain an orderly operation throughout the school.
  6. 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. 

Uniform Clothing Options for Girls and Young Ladies
* Indicates items to be purchased from Parker Uniform only.
** Indicates items may be purchased outside of Parker Uniform.
ITEMGRAMMAR (PK-6)LOGIC/DIALECTIC (7/9)RHETORIC (10/12)
* ShirtNavy or White Polo short or long sleeve
* Blouse

PK-3: White Peter Pan short or long sleeve
4-6: White Oxford short or long sleeve

White Oxford short or long sleeve

White 3⁄4 sleeve blouse or White Oxford short or long sleeve

* Sweater

Navy Cardigan or Navy V-Neck Sweater

* Skirt

Navy plaid double pleat or Khaki double pleat

* Jumper

PK-3: Navy plaid (shorts must be worn underneath)

* Pants

PK-1: Khaki elastic waist
PK-3: Khaki flat or pleated front (If pants have belt loops, belt must be worn, and must match color of dress shoes.)

* Skorts

Khaki or Navy plaid

** Shoes

Saddle Shoes (White w/Navy or Black)
Tan Sperry style or
Black dress shoes

 Tan Sperry style
Black or Brown dress shoes (no boots)
** Tennis Shoes

Black, White, or Gray athletic shoes (or any combination) ONLY

Keds style: Black, White, or Gray (or any combination) ONLY
** Tights, Leggings, or Socks

Tights or Leggings (White, Black, or Navy)
Socks: no-show, ankle, or knee-high (White, Black, Nude, or Navy)

Leggings (White, Black, or Navy)
Socks: no-show, ankle, or knee-high (White, Black, Nude, or Navy)

PE

Polo shirt
Khaki skort
Athletic shoes required

Gray t-shirt and/or Gray sweatshirt with Royal shorts
White, Black, or Gray athletic shoes (or any combination) ONLY


* Chapel or Special EventPK-3: White Peter Pan blouse with Navy plaid jumper
4-6: White Oxford with Navy plaid skort
Pre-K-K: Any uniform shoes listed above
1-6:  Black dress shoes or Sperry style shoes

White Oxford blouse
Navy plaid double-pleat skirt
Black dress shoes
White 3⁄4 sleeve or White Oxford short or long sleeve
Navy plaid double-pleat skirt
Black dress shoes 
*ALL ITEMS MUST BE PURCHASED THROUGH PARKER SCHOOL UNIFORMS.
STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO ABIDE BY ALL GENERAL GROOMING REQUIREMENTS.
Uniform Clothing Options for Boys and Young Men
* Indicates items to be purchased from Parker Uniform only.
** Indicates items may be purchased outside of Parker Uniform.
ITEMGRAMMAR (PK-6)LOGIC/DIALECTIC (7/9)RHETORIC (10/12)
* ShirtNavy or White Polo short or long sleeve
Blue Oxford short or long sleeve
Navy or White Polo short or long sleeve
White Oxford short or long sleeve
* Vest or Sweater

Navy Cardigan,
Navy V-Neck Sweater or 
Navy V-Neck Vest

Navy Cardigan or
Navy V-Neck Sweater
* Tie


Navy Plaid

Navy Stripe
* Pants

PK-1: Khaki elastic waist
PK-6: Khaki flat or pleated front (If pants have belt loops, belt must be worn, and must match color of dress shoes.)

Khaki pleated front or plain
(Belt required; must match color of dress shoes)
* Shorts

Same as with pants

* ShoesBlack or Brown dress shoes
Tan Sperry style

(no boots)

** Tennis ShoesBlack, White, or Gray (or any combination) ONLY
** Socks
Black with Black shoes
Tan with Brown shoes
Ankle, Quarter, or Crew Socks ONLY
(White, Black, Tan, or Gray permitted with tennis shoes and Sperry style shoes)
PEPolo shirt
Khaki shorts
Athletic shoes required
Gray t-shirt and/or Gray sweatshirt with Royal shorts
Black, White, or Gray athletic shoes (or any combination) ONLY
* Chapel or Special EventBlue Oxford short or long sleeve shirt
Khaki pants
PreK & K: Tennis shoes
1-6: Black or Brown dress or Sperry style shoes
White Oxford short or long sleeve shirt with tie
Khaki pants
Black or Brown dress shoes (No Sperry style)

White Oxford short or long sleeve shirt with tie
Khaki pants
Black or Brown dress shoes (No Sperry style)

* ALL ITEMS ARE PURCHASED THROUGH PARKER SCHOOL UNIFORMS.
STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO ABIDE BY ALL GENERAL GROOMING REQUIREMENTS.

GENERAL PRINCIPLES

  • Students are expected to look neat, clean, and modest at all times.
  • Shirts are to be tucked in when at school (with the exception of Rhetoric young ladies’ ¾ sleeve blouse).
  • Boys are to wear socks every day. Girls wearing dress shoes may wear no-show socks.
  • Boots (e.g. cowboy boots, Uggs, ankle boots, etc.) are not allowed to be worn for both boys and girls.
  • Boys are to wear a belt every day (except for Pre-K through First Grade, elastic waists). When dress shoes are worn, belts and shoes must match.
  • The hem of all girls’ and young ladies’ jumpers, skirts, and skorts must reach the top of the knee. Parents are responsible to monitor skirt length with growth spurts.
  • Grammar girls are required to wear black or navy shorts under jumpers. (May be purchased anywhere.)
  • Undershirts must be solid white and may not exceed the sleeve length.
  • Approved uniform shirts and blouses are required under sweaters and blazers.
  • PE uniforms are for PE class only.

GENERAL GROOMING

Hair

  • Hair should be neat and not covering the eyes. Hair for boys and young men should not cover the eyes, ears, or collar.
  • Young men are to be clean shaven. Beards, moustaches, goatees, etc., are not permitted.
  • Heads may not be shaven, either completely or in part.
  • Young men’s hair may not be dyed, either completely or in part.
  • Young women’s hair may not be dyed outside of natural hair colors.
  • Hair accessories for girls and young ladies should be simple and match the uniform colors.

Accessories and Make-up

  • Dialectic and rhetoric young ladies may wear make-up that is applied modestly.
  • Girls and young ladies jewelry, if worn, must be simple: Large hoop earrings (larger than a nickel, for example), nose rings and other facial piercings, are not permitted. Earrings are to be worn only in the lobes of the ears.
  • Boys and young men may not have piercings.
  • Tattoos of any kind are not permitted for any students.
  • Girls and young ladies may wear well-maintained nail polish.

Outerwear

  • Parker Uniform sweaters, vests, fleece jackets, and letterman jackets may be worn in classrooms.
  • Students are not permitted to wear sweatshirts, hoodies, or non PCS outerwear in the classrooms during school hours.
  • Students may wear rain boots on rainy days.
  • Hats and other head wear may not be worn in classrooms.
  • For Athletes:  An athletic team may display spirit and unity by all wearing the same coach-approved athletic top for one game day per week, as decided by their coach. Shirts are expected to be tucked in and belts must be worn.

PALADIN SPIRIT DAYS AND HOUSE GAME DAYS

  • Spirit Days: Any Providence Classical School T-shirt that reflects school colors may be worn. (tThis may include T-shirts from PCS clubs, athletics, and spirit wear.). Students may wear uniform bottoms or blue or black jeans.
  • House Game Days: Students are required to wear House T-shirts with uniform bottoms or blue or black jeans. Jeans are to be modest (no holes or tears and not too tight or too loose). Tennis shoes are to be worn on House Games Days. For House Games, students may change into PCS PE shorts.

ORDERING GUIDELINES

  • All uniform items must be purchased through Parker School Uniforms, 3425 FM 2920, Spring, TX 77388, (281) 528-6203.
  • If you are unsure about the uniform policy requirements, please feel free to contact the Grammar School Principal or the Assistant to the Headmaster.