Dress Code


Grades TK - 5

Lower school students should follow the spirit of the dress code.

Grades 6 - 12

Students in grades 6-12 should follow the basic guideline of Parrott's dress code: "clean, neat, appropriately covered, and unexaggerated." Clothing should not be disruptive or distractive to the teaching/learning process.

Boys' Dress Code, Grades 6 - 12

The following attire is required:
  • Tucked shirts
  • Jeans, appropriate slacks or shorts (neither torn nor patched) and worn with a belt
  • Neatly cut hair and clean shaven faces

Girls' Dress Code, Grades 6 - 12

The following attire is required:
  • T-shirts, knit shirts, sweaters, or blouses that fully cover midriff, expose minimal cleavage, and have straps measuring a minimum of two finger-widths
  • Jeans or other appropriate slacks (neither torn nor patched)
  • Skirts/Dresses - not shorter than 4" above the knee
  • Shorts with a minimum inseam of 4"

The following attire is inappropriate for both boys and girls, Grades 6-12:

  • Athletic-type shorts: track, soccer, tennis, board, or camp
  • Sweatpants, athletic wind pants, leggings, or jeggings
  • Clothing that displays logos promoting the use of tobacco, alcohol, or drugs
  • Clothing with obscene or suggestive print or which degrades another group of people by race, gender, religion, or ethnicity
  • Hats, caps, toboggans, bandanas, visors, or sunglasses may not be worn inside the school building
  • Exposed underclothing or tattoos
  • Body piercing (except ear jewelry for young ladies)

Academy Dress

On special occasions, students are asked to "dress up"; this is called "academy dress." For boys, this means a collared shirt and tie, with slacks (no jeans or shorts) worn with a belt, and dress shoes. For girls, this means a dress, skirt, or dress slacks, and dress shoes.
* For complete dress code policy, refer to the Arendell Parrott Academy Student Handbook.