Left, three students in uniform listening in class. Middle, two students in uniform taking notes in class. Right, a student in uniform making crafts in class.

Dress Code

The Father Serra Uniform Dress Code reflects the mission of the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) to provide a safe and welcoming learning environment. It is based on the principles of respect, safety and diversity. The uniform fosters and inclusive, nurturing environment in which students, can learn, develop social skills and witness their Christian values. Our official Uniform must be purchased only at McCarthy’s.

Daily Uniform – This is the uniform worn on most school days.

TOPS: White

  • Logo-embroidered, white collared top

  • Choice of long or short-sleeved button-down oxford shirt

  • Long-sleeved polo shirt, long-sleeved turtleneck or short-sleeved golf shirt

BOTTOMS: Navy dress pants or cotton pants

  • Navy walking shorts

  • Crested navy tunic or navy skirt (Girls)

MANDATORY: Plain navy or plain white hosiery

Full Uniform – This is the uniform worn for masses, school excursions, concerts, in-school celebrations and whenever the students are representing our school. Full Dress Uniform days which affect the whole school will be noted in the monthly calendar, or through letters to parents.

  • BOYS: Logo-embroidered white button-down oxford shirt- long sleeved, crested navy knitted vest (except in hot weather), navy pants, navy socks, red satin tie

  • GIRLS: May wear boys’ uniform as above and/or logo embroidered white button-down oxford shirt – long sleeved, crested navy tunic dress, navy knee socks or tights, red satin tie. 

Gym Uniform - For both boys and girls, choose items appropriate for gym classes. All items are to be solid-coloured with no trims, logos or lettering.

  • White plain crew neck t-shirt

  • Navy plain crew neck sweatshirt or navy embroidered zip polo top

  • Navy knee-length shorts

  • Navy sweatpants

  • Running shoes with non-marking soles


In addition to outer footwear, indoor shoes with non-slip, non-marking soles are required for all students to ensure student safety and classroom cleanliness.

McCarthy Uniforms

Our official Uniform must be purchased only at McCarthy Uniforms. The link below will allow you to visit the Father Serra section of the McCarthy online store.

In the store, you can click on "School Uniform Guide" to review the uniform guidelines for your school. You can also view the various uniform items available for purchase.

You can also call McCarthy Uniforms at 416-593-6900 or toll-free at 1-800-668-8261 for help with purchasing and if you need more information about uniform requirements.

Serra Spirit Days

About once a month, as noted in the school calendars, a non-uniform day occurs. Students may choose to dress according to a specific theme (example: Crazy Hat Day, Backwards Day) or wear regular street clothes for these Serra Spirit Days.

Inappropriate Clothing

Students are not to shorten the hemlines of uniform shorts, tunics or skirts, and are reminded to keep modesty and Catholic values in mind when choosing clothing and accessories for Serra Spirit days.

Clothing which may not be worn includes cut-off or “short” shorts or skirts, shirts with offensive language or imagery, halter or other backless tops, tube tops or other strapless tops or clothing which bares the midriff.

Dress Code in TCDSB Schools

All Elementary schools within the jurisdiction of the Board shall adopt an Appropriate Dress Code or Uniform Dress Code.

All Secondary schools within the jurisdiction of the Board shall adopt a Uniform Dress Code.

Parents are encouraged to review the local dress code at their child’s school and to direct their questions to the principal of the school.