Dress Code

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, feminine cut or regular cut
* Blouse

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

White Oxford short or long sleeve

White 3⁄4 sleeve

* Sweater

PK-6: Navy Cardigan with pockets

Navy Cardigan, Navy V-Neck

* 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 plain or pleat (If pants have belt loops, belt must be worn, and must match color of dress shoes.)

* Skorts

PK-6 Khaki, PK-6 Navy plaid

** Shoes

PK-6 Saddle Shoes (white w/navy or black), Black dress shoes, Tan Sperry style

Tan Sperry style Black or brown dress shoes
** 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 (white, navy, or black) Leggings (white, navy, or black) Socks: no-show, ankle, or knee- high (solid white, navy, or black)

Leggings (white, navy, or black)
Socks: no-show, ankle, or knee-high (solid white, navy, or black)

PE

Polo shirt, Khaki skort, Athletic shoes

* Chapel or Special Event

PK-3 White Peter Pan blouse with navy plaid jumper, 4-6 White Oxford with Navy plaid skort, Saddle or black dress shoes

White Oxford shirt, Navy plaid double-pleat skirt, Black dress shoes

White 3⁄4 Sleeve blouse, Navy plaid double-pleat skirt, Black dress shoes 
Future Wear: Blazer required 2018-2019

All items must be purchased through Parker as of June 1, 2016. Students are required to abide by all general grooming requirements (see below) as of 2016-2017 School Year.
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 sleeveNavy or white Polo short or long sleeve, White Oxford short or long sleeve
* Vest or Sweater

Navy V-Neck vest, V-Neck sweater

Navy V-Neck sweater
* Tie


Plaid

Stripe
* Pants

PK-1 Khaki elastic waist, PK-6 Khaki pleat or plain 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

Same as with pants (permitted from Sept.-Nov. and March-May)
* Shoes

Tan Sperry style Black or brown dress shoes 

** Tennis ShoesBlack, white, or gray (or any combination) ONLY
** Socks
(solid ankle quarter or crew socks only)

Black w/black shoes, Solid white, black, tan, gray permitted w/tennis shoes and Sperry style shoes

PE

Polo shirt, Khaki Shorts, Athletic shoes

* Chapel or Special EventBlue Oxford short or long shirt Khaki pants, Black or Brown dress shoes or Sperry styleWhite 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), Future Wear: Blazer required 2018-2019

All items must be purchased through Parker as of June 1, 2016. Students are required to abide by all general grooming requirements (see below) as of 2016-2017 School Year.

TRANSITION YEAR 2016-2017

During the 2016-2017 school year, students will be permitted to continue to dress according to either the current 2015-2016 or the new 2016-2017 uniform policies. As of June 1, 2016, all uniform items must be purchased through Parker School Uniforms.

As of the 2017-2018 school year, the transition will be complete, and only uniform items from Parker Uniform will be permitted for all students.

NB: The transition does not pertain to general requirements below, which will be applicable to all students as of 2016-2017. 

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’ 3⁄4 sleeve blouse).
  • Boys are to wear socks every day. Girls' wearing dress shoes do not need to wear socks.
  • 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.
  • Grammar School girls are required to wear shorts under their jumpers.
  • 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 bike shorts under skirts and jumpers. (May be purchased anywhere.)
  • Undershirts that show must be solid white.
  • Approved uniform shirts and blouses are required under sweaters and blazers.

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.
  • 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 (royal blue, navy, gold, white, black, khaki or PCS plaid).

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

  • Students are not permitted to wear outerwear in the classrooms during school hours. (Students may wear outerwear on the pavilion during lunchtime.)
  • Uniform sweaters/vests/blazers may be worn in classrooms.
  • Hats and other head wear may not be worn in classrooms.
  • Athletes may wear PCS warm-up tops in the classroom on game days with regular uniform bottoms. See the Athletic Handbook for more detailed information on Game Day Attire.

PALADIN SPIRIT DAYS AND HOUSE GAME DAYS

  • Spirit Days: Any Providence Classical School T-shirt may be worn (this includes T-shirts from PCS clubs, athletics, and spirit wear). Students may wear uniform bottoms or modest long- legged jeans on Spirit Days.
  • House Game Days: Students are required to wear House T-shirts with uniform khaki bottoms, or jeans, and tennis shoes on House Games Days.
  • For House Games, students may change into athletic shorts that are at least mid-thigh-length.

ORDERING GUIDELINES

  • As of June 1, 2016, all uniform items must be purchased through Parker School Uniforms, 3425 FM 2920, Spring, TX 77388, (281) 528-6203.
  • 2016-2017 will be a transitional year. During the school year 2016-2017, items from both Parker School Uniforms and Lands’ End will be permitted to be worn in order to allow for a smooth transition to the new policy.
  • If you are unsure about the uniform policy requirements, please feel free to contact the Grammar or Upper School Principal.