In order to maintain an atmosphere conducive to our educational purpose, our Dress Code requires appropriateness, neatness, and modesty. All clothing should fit properly. Any student whose attire or appearance does not meet the expectations of the Middle School faculty and administration will not be permitted to attend class until he or she complies with the Dress Code.
Daily Dress Code
Shirts: Must be loose fitting and of length to allow to remain tucked in.
Parents: Please be sure that your child is dressed in accordance with the dress code. If students are not dressed appropriately the student will not be able to attend class and you will be notified.
Professional Dress Days
The only professional dress day will be Closing at the end of the year. Students should adhere to the daily dress code all other days. During the year, specific days will be set aside for students to wear jeans and other casual clothes.
Professional Dress Days: Periodically, students will be asked to dress up for
special occasions. Professional dress is defined as clothing that is appropriate
for a college/ scholarship/job interview or other important professional event. In
general, dress-up clothes need to be consistent with professional attire, rather
than evening/party wear. Students and families will be informed of the occasions
in advance. On these days:
Fridays are Spirit Days in the Middle School. Students are encouraged to wear their spirit t-shirt. All other components of the dress code remain intact.
Students who participate in the physical education program should dress appropriately. Saint Stephen's shorts and Saint Stephen's T-shirts with school logo are available for purchase at Children’s World in Sarasota. Athletic socks are to be worn with appropriate athletic footwear with rubber soles. Platform shoes, street shoes, or hiking shoes/boots may not be worn.