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Dress Code Guidelines

The administration reserves the right to make individual judgments regarding the appropriateness of dress and appearance.

Students should wear clothing and practice personal grooming that respects the dignity of self, other individuals and groups. Clothing decisions should always be conducive to a positive learning environment, not distracting to others and reflective of our Jesuit values.

  • Clothing and personal grooming must be neat, clean and appropriate for the school environment.
  • Clothing should fully cover undergarments and mid-section.
  • Clothing, including face masks and face coverings should be free of messages that promote either violence or drugs, alcohol and/or tobacco use, or ideologies that could be perceived as divisive. Clothing with messages communicating double entendres, while humorous, may be inappropriate, possibly offensive to others and should not be worn.
  • No hats allowed on campus.
  • No hoods worn in buildings.

Parental Note: We feel that it is not only the school's responsibility to determine the student dress code; but, also the student's and parent's responsibility to adhere to a dress code that is conducive to a proper learning environment. We appreciate your attention to, concern with, and responsibility for the manner in which your child dresses.

We respect personal choice regarding dress code; however, keep in mind that there is a time and a place for everything and we hope that you will reinforce that the school setting is a place where the student shows up each day to be ready to be his/her best self and for their influence to allow others to be their best self as well.

All School Mass Dress Code or Special Events - The dress code for All School Mass is more formal than the everyday dress code to help students understand and respect the importance of these events to the Bellarmine Prep community. The dress code for all school Mass will be strictly enforced – students out of dress code will receive JUG and parents/guardians will be called and asked to bring their student appropriate clothing so he/she can attend Mass.

Boys are to dress in long pants (no jeans) and a collared shirt. Girls are to dress in a skirt/dress fingertip length or dress pants and a top with sleeves (shoulders must be covered). NO SWEATSHIRTS. If families have clarifying questions or concerns regarding the dress code policy, they should contact the Dean of Students in advance for clarification.

Parental Note: We feel that it is not only the school's responsibility to determine the student dress code; but, also the student's and parent's responsibility to adhere to a dress code that is conducive to a proper learning environment. We appreciate your attention to, concern with, and responsibility for the manner in which your child dresses.