Dress Code

The purpose of our dress code is to promote a sense of dignity and pride, which is inherent in the values expressed in our Christian Philosophy. In addition, it provides a first level of security which would enable us to identify St. Anthony students. Our dress code, including hairstyles, is based upon modesty, neatness, cleanliness, and good taste. School authorities have the right to determine whether a style of dress, or a style or length of hair is appropriate or in keeping with the school’s dress code and philosophy.

Daily admission will be denied to students with dress code violations, which can not immediately be brought up into compliance. Any student not observing the dress or hair regulations will be detained in the discipline office until he or she is in compliance with the dress code. An attempt will be made to notify parents/guardians at work, or home, so that the violation can be corrected, and also to inform the parents/guardians of the violation. Violations or referrals will be issued for noncompliance with the dress and hair codes. Parent conferences and probationary status will be arranged for continued noncompliance of the dress code.

The St. Anthony High School dress code is to be adhered to at all times. It is the responsibility of the parents and the students to ensure that he or she arrives and leaves school in accordance with the St. Anthony dress code. Dress code violations are a part of the school disciplinary code and are subject to the rules and regulations set forth in Section IX. Disciplinary Policies and Procedures starting on page 34. St. Anthony High School standardized wardrobe provides a positive influence upon the overall school environment. The purpose for a dress code is to foster a disciplined atmosphere that contributes to the learning process and security of the school. Wardrobe items may only be purchased from Norman’s Uniforms (310) 832-8342.


Pants Black/khaki (no cargo; pants must be fitted to the waistline of the student)
*Dickies are acceptable in the Norman Uniform Style
Walking Shorts Black/khaki (no cargo; shorts must be lower than 2 inches below the knee)
SA Polo Shirt White/grey (tucked in at all times)
Sweatshirts Grey w. SA embroidered logo, or extracurricular sweatshirts
Belt Properly fitting uniform belts, canvas or leather
Skirts (Girls only) Black/glen plaid/khaki (no more than 4 inches above the knee)
Jackets SAHS Letterman Jackets/solid colors only
SAHS polar fleece
SAHS zip up water proof jacket with logo
Vests/Sweaters Unisex, with logo embroidered on left breast pocket

Footwear/leg wear: Athletic shoes, dress, or casual shoes with closed toe and closed heel. Shoes and matching black/white socks are to be visible at all times. Any non-athletic shoe that extends above the ankle is considered a boot (i.e. military boot, construction shoes, etc.). Boots, flip-flops, Ugg style boots or shoes, and slippers are prohibited.

All Students: 1. Pants and shorts will be worn with a belt and worn appropriately at the waistline, with shirt tucked in. 2. Pants and shorts must be neat, properly hemmed, without split side seams and free of any holes or tears. 3. Hats or headwear are not permitted.


Styles for both males and females should be moderate and reflect neatness and good grooming. Exaggerated styles and colors are not permitted.


  1. Hair must be at least one-quarter of an inch long in top of head (number 2- clipper length minimum).
  2. If hair on top is longer, there must be a gradual decrease in length going from the top of the head to the sides. The “mop head” look (a lot of hair on top and shaved or dramatically shorter hair on the sides) is unacceptable.
  3. Hair length must be cut above the collar and not exceed the middle of the ear.
  4. Hair must be above the eye level, tapered and evenly cut in its natural color.
  5. Braids and twists are not acceptable.
  6. Step-type haircuts/styles including lines, shaved sides, tails/braids are not acceptable.
  7. Razor- cut styles are not acceptable.
  8. Clean shaven (i.e. no beards, mustaches, or facial hair). Sideburns may extend no lower than the middle of the ear.
  9. Body piercing and tattoos are not acceptable for any student.
  10. Earrings and spacers are unacceptable.


  1. Natural hair color worn above eye level is acceptable. A style that hides any part of the facial area is not acceptable.
  2. Jewelry in moderation is acceptable for all students. Any type of jewelry that may inflict physical harm to self or others (i.e. navel rings, facial rings, etc) is not appropriate for St. Anthony High School and therefore, is not acceptable.
    • Each ear can have two earrings of appropriate size.
    • Large hoops and dangling earrings are unacceptable.
  3. Moderate make-up for girls is acceptable.

The Administration reserves the right to determine whether jewelry, make-up or hair color is appropriate for school and school functions.

The is the standard policy for dress and hair, and if an item is not listed in the handbook as acceptable than it is unacceptable and the student will be asked to change or may be sent home to change attire.

Dress Code Privilege Days

* Please note: All other dress code rules (i.e. sweatshirts, jewelry, outerwear, shoes, hats, etc.) are applicable.


** Shirts do not have to be tucked in on DCP days but the shirts, blouses, tops should be long enough to cover the midriff.


he following clothing items may not be worn:


Spirit dress may be worn on Friday’s only:

The administration reserves the right to require students to change from inappropriate attire.

Students who choose to violate dress code regulations will be excluded from classes until appropriate attire can be obtained. Items that are deemed unacceptable will be taken from the student and returned to the parent or guardian at a later date.

Extracurricular Activities

The School’s standards of modesty and good taste will prevail. The “Dress Code Privilege” is appropriate for athletic events and extracurricular activities unless specified otherwise. Hats are not acceptable at inside events, including athletic events in the gym.

Formal Attire


Dress should be modest and in good taste. “Cut outs” and two piece dresses are not allowed. The front of the dress must be cut above the breast line in a solid (non-mesh) material. The back of the dress must be cut above and not at the waistline in a solid (non-mesh) material. If in doubt, do not buy it; do not wear it.


Tuxedo or suit, dress shirt and tie, and dress shoes and socks. Gentleman may remove the jacket and tie during the evening, but everything else must remain on.

Prior to the Winter Formal and Prom, a contract will be sent home with the students for review and signature by the student and a parent. Students will only be allowed to purchase bids for these dances if they have the signed contract to turn in.