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 Appropriate Dress Code consists of any combination of white and navy-blue garments (e.g., plain white top, navy blue bottom or, navy blue top and bottom, no denim).

The following chart reflects Holy Angels local policy in accordance with the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) policy:



Plain white or navy tops include:

Short and long-sleeved shirts with appropriate collar (golf shirts, dress shirts, blouses) or turtlenecks

  • Tops with sleeves

  • With collars

  • No written logos (i.e., brand names such as GAP, etc., small polo type symbol logos acceptable) 

Plain navy bottoms include:

Walking shorts, skorts, skirts, tunic dress, capri/cargo pants, dress/casual pant, track pant/yoga pant

NO LEGGINGS – to be worn exclusively under skirts or dresses

  • Shorts are to be mid-thigh or longer

  • Skorts are skirts with shorts sewn inside

  • Track pants with loose open bottoms at the ankle, elastic bottoms not allowed

  • Traditional yoga pant with bootcut leg

  • Skirts and tunic dresses need to be modest, knee or slightly above knee in length

  • Tunic dresses are plain navy blue and worn with plain white/blue tops underneath

  • No low-rise pants of any type, waistline needs to sit at or just below navel.

Other clothing items include:

  • Hosiery (tights, socks)

  • Shoes

Over-garments: sweaters, hoodies/sweatshirts, cardigans and vests MUST BE BLUE OR WHITE

  • Girls' tights can be plain white or plain navy blue

  • Socks, that can be seen, can be solid white or solid navy blue

  • Shoes should be suitable for recess, gym and physical activity – running shoes are recommended, secure sandals when weather appropriate

What NOT to Wear

  • Denim/jeans

  • Clothing with visible labels, logos, contrasting colours

  • Leggings/jeggings

  • Non-collared shirts

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.