Left, a group of St-Basil-the-Great students in school uniform at an assembly. Right, photo of the front foyer of the St. Basil-the-Great Catholic School building.

Dress Code

Wearing the St. Basil-the-Great College School uniform is an expectation for all St. Basil students. Ministry Of Education regulations and Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) policies require each school community to develop a Uniform Policy, which the Principal, Vice Principal and staff are expected to enforce strictly.

Students are expected to wear the SBC uniform properly, exhibiting pride, neatness and good grooming. Adherence to the uniform guidelines will be determined by the Administration and school staff.

Compulsory School Uniform

St. Basil uniforms must be purchased from McCarthy Uniforms. Visit their online store for more information.



Mandatory Items

  • Kilt: Must be worn no shorter than 10 cm (4”) from the top of the kneecap.

  • Top: SBC crested polo shirt.

  • Leg wear: Navy blue tights.

  • Footwear: Solid black dress shoes.

  • Pants: Grey SBC crested.

  • Shirt: SBC crested polo shirt.

  • Socks: Solid navy blue, white or black.

  • Footwear: Solid black dress shoes.

Optional Items

  • In cooler weather, if students choose to wear a sweater over their polo shirt, it must be the SBC crested zip top.

  • Grey slacks to replace the kilt.

  • In cooler weather, if students choose to wear a sweater over top of their polo shirt, it must be the SBC crested zip top.

Please note:

  • Uniforms associated with athletics or other co-curricular clubs are not part of the school uniform and cannot be worn during the school day.

  • Absolutely no modifications to the uniform are permitted. No oversize golf shirts will be permitted.

  • Students must wear their uniforms to and from school and are expected to remain in uniform all day.

  • In extenuating circumstances, when students are unable to be in uniform, they must proceed to the attendance office before the start of the school day to obtain a uniform pass. In these situations, students are still expected to be appropriately dressed – no jeans, track pants, t-shirts, etc.

Consequences for Non-Compliance

Students who repeatedly require uniform passes may be sent home or suspended as uniform passes are recorded and tracked.

Dress-Down Days

On these days, in addition to complying with the guidelines above, students are expected to dress appropriately and in good taste.

Dress Code in TCDSB Schools

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.