The purpose of the dress code is to clearly identify appropriate attire for all of our students when attending any Bradford Prep related event (athletic events are the exception) or on a non-uniform/free dress day. In keeping with our school mission, the Board and administration of the school believe attire should be modest, not offensive to others and not disruptive to the learning environment while on school property or out at a Bradford Prep event or field trip. We believe it is important for all of our students to learn the importance of presenting themselves well and that they should begin learning those habits while at school. Students must exert a certain amount of judgment in their choice of clothing to wear to a school event.
Some examples of attire that cannot be worn:
- Mesh shirts
- Attire with a slogan or symbol that disrupts the educational process
- Hats, beanies, toboggans, bandanas, or headbands with items that protrude from head (unless for religious reasons, and with admin permission)
- Clothing that exposes bare midriffs or backs, or plunging necklines
- Clothing that displays any suggestive or objectionable material.
- Clothing advocating drug, alcohol or tobacco use
- Clothing with inappropriate or suggestive language and/or pictures
- Clothing that defames, degrades or is offensive to a gender, race, color, religious group, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, a physical or mental impairment or culture.
- Leggings or yoga pants unless they are under a skirt
- Tank tops with straps that are less than 1” wide or that don’t cover all under garments.
- Clothing that exposes bare midriffs or bare backs
- Jeans and pants with holes above the knees unless leggings are worn underneath
- Pants worn that are excessively sagging
- Pajamas and slippers
- Sheer or see-through clothing
- Clothing that allows undergarments to be visible
- Halter tops and strapless tops
- Pants with writing across the backside
- Facial piercings (beyond earrings and nose studs)
This list is not all-inclusive and is subject to change at the Administration’s discretion. Failure to comply with the School’s uniform policy and/or dress code are violations of the Student Code of Conduct.