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Dress Code


At St. Gabriel Catholic Parish School, we dress with neatness and modesty. Since apparel changes over time and from culture to culture, the dress code is reviewed annually by the School Committee which consists of teachers, parents, and administration. We believe that school is a formal learning setting. We believe that attire DOES both influence and reflect school behavior and learning. We expect students of St Gabriel Catholic School should be dressed in proper attire. 



2023-2024 Dress Code Policy

DRESS CODE (5132) 


  • Red or white polo, long- or short-sleeved, 
    • St Gabriel logo is not required
    • Other brand logos (ie: Nike, Adidas, etc) are not allowed. 
  • Polos must be tucked in during Mass. 


  • Girls: 
    • Khaki or navy slacks 
      • Twill or woven fabric (no knit fabrics)
      • Must sit at the natural waistline 
    • Khaki or navy twill skirts or jumpers (no knit fabrics)
      • Hems should be four inches above the knee or longer. 

Note: Girls may wear khaki or navy twill shorts or capri pants (no knit fabrics) before October 15th and after April 15th. 

  • Boys: 
    • Khaki or navy slacks 
  • Twill or woven fabric (no knit fabrics)
  • Must sit at the natural waistline 

Note: Boys may wear khaki or navy twill shorts (no knit fabrics) before October 15th and after April 15th. 


  • Secure footwear is important for student safety during active learning throughout the school day.
  • All shoes must have a closed toe, and a closed-back or strap around the ankle.
  • Students may wear athletic shoes or non-athletic shoes. If choosing a non-athletic shoe, the shoe should have a sturdy sole, closed-toe, closed-back or strap around the ankle, and low or flat heel for safety. 

Note: Athletic shoes will still be needed for PE classes.


  • Socks must be worn with footwear.

Optional Dress Code Items 

  • Solid navy, red, or white sweater vests, cardigans, or pullovers may be worn over a collared uniform shirt.
    • St Gabriel logo is not required
  • Solid red or solid white turtlenecks 
  • Girls may wear a red polo dress (no logo required). 
  • Girls may wear solid navy, white, or black leggings/tights only with dress code skirts or jumpers. 
  • Belts are recommended and must be plain brown, black, or navy. 
  • St. Gabriel Spirit wear from the Spirit Store may be worn over a red or white polo or turtleneck top
    • Other brand logos (ie: Nike, Adidas, etc) are not allowed. 

General Appearance

  • Clothing should be neat, clean, in good repair, and of appropriate size and length. No clothing should show undergarments, lower back, midriff, etc. 
  • Hair should be clean and worn in an appropriate hairstyle.  
    • No unnatural colors (ie. pink, blue, green, etc.).
  • Mustaches, beards, and goatees are unacceptable. 
  • Excessive make-up is not to be worn. 
  • Necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings may not present a safety hazard or be inappropriate. Earrings are acceptable for girls only. 
  •   No body piercing, tattoos, or body drawings are allowed. 

Physical Education Dress Code 

In order for our students to take full advantage of our activities, we require, for safety, modesty, and hygienic reasons, the following guidelines for dress codes in all physical education classes. We believe that students can reach their full potential when they have dressed appropriately for the activity. 

  • Students in grades K4-4th grade do not have to change for physical education; regular school clothes are acceptable. T-shirts, loose-fitting pants, jeans, and sweatshirts are examples of clothes that are acceptable to wear during P.E. Shorts or leggings can be worn under skirts or dresses. Appropriate shoes, preferably tennis shoes, must be worn for physical education activities. Students should not wear crocs, boots, flip flops,  open-toed, and open-back shoes during P.E. 
  • Students in grades 5-8 will be required to change into appropriate gym clothes for PE.
    • Tennis shoes and socks must be worn at all times. 
      • Crocs, boots, flip-flops, open-toe, and slip-on (no back) shoes are not allowed. 
    • Shorts must be worn to P.E. class. 
      • Shorts must be no more than 4 inches above the knee. 
      • Spandex and yoga pants are not allowed. 
    • Boys and girls MUST wear sleeved shirts. 
      • No muscle shirts, tank tops, or spaghetti straps are allowed. 
      • No inappropriate logos, patches, or sayings on clothing. 
    • Cold weather dress for P.E. may include sweatpants and sweatshirts. 
    • Unsafe jewelry (spike earrings, hoops, large rope-type necklaces, bracelets) must be removed before class. 


Where can you purchase dress code items?

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        • Made By Design
        • Hearth & Hand with Magnolia
        • Bullseye’s Playground
        • Cat & Jack
        • All in Motion
        • Goodfellow & Co
        • Up & Up
        • Wondershop