Middle School Dress Code


In order to maintain an atmosphere conducive to our educational purpose, our Dress Code requires appropriateness, neatness, and modesty. 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

  • Loose-fitting short or long-sleeved Oxford-style shirts with button-down collars (your choice of color or pattern)
  • Loose-fitting polo shirts with sleeves, collars and buttons (your choice of color or pattern)
  • All shirt buttons, except for the top button, must be buttoned.
  • Shirts must have long tails and be completely tucked in at all times.
  • Outerwear without logos or with college or Saint Stephen’s logos only may be worn over collared shirts.
  • Navy, khaki, or black long pants, Bermuda–length shorts, capris, or skirts (knee-length or longer).  These must be worn at the waist.
  • Garments with belt loops must be worn with belts.
  • All clothing should fit properly.
  • No undergarments should be visible.
  • Jeans are not permitted.
  • Beach shoes, athletic slides, and flip flops are not permitted.
  • Hair color must be natural and appropriate.  Distracting hair styles are not permitted.
  • Saint Stephen’s team shirts may be worn on game days.
  • Distracting jewelry is not permitted.
  • Hats, sweatbands, or sunglasses are not permitted in buildings.
  • Science students are required to wear long pants and shoes that have closed-heels and closed-toes on lab days.


Parents: Please be sure that your child is dressed in accordance with the dress code.  If students are not dressed appropriately and we are unable to contact you, clothing may be issued at school, and your school account charged accordingly. 

Dress-up Day and Dress-down Days
The only dress-up 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.

Spirit 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.

Physical Education
Saint Stephen's shorts and Saint Stephen's T-shirts with school logo are available for purchase at Children’s World in Sarasota.  Specific colors are determined by the PE Department.  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.


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