Secondary students in school uniform

Dress Code

When students choose to become part of the St. Joseph’s College School community, they choose to accept wearing the school uniform properly and with pride. Students should be neat and well groomed at all times. The overall neat appearance of students contributes to the good order and atmosphere in the school community. Our uniform policy is in accordance with the guidelines of the Toronto Catholic District School Board and is reviewed annually by the School Council.

Uniform Expectations

To maintain the integrity of our school uniform, the following is expected:

  1. Students should arrive at and leave from school in full and proper uniform.

  2. All students must be in complete uniform throughout the school day including lunch and spares.

  3. All uniform items must be purchased at McCarthy’s bearing the SJCS logo on each item.

  4. No part of uniform can be altered, changed or personalized.

  5. No other outer clothing items are to be worn under or over the school uniform.

  6. No excessive jewellery or accessories will be allowed.

  7. Only neutral colour headbands can be worn on the head. No other head coverings such as scarfs, bandanas, hats etc. will be allowed.

  8. Students who dye or highlight their hair must have a natural dye hair colour.

  9. Students in their graduating year and members of the Student Council have the privilege of wearing school ties.

  10. Students whose kilts are found to be too short will be asked to alter them or to purchase a new one if alterations are not possible.

  11. Uniform pants must not be tapered or altered or tucked in, in any way.

The school administration reserves the right to address all matters related to the uniform.

The school will send home students who do not comply with the uniform policy.

Parents/guardians will be contacted. If a parent/guardian is not available the student will remain in the main office until such contact is made.

Civvies Days

A civvies day is a privilege granted at the discretion of the Administration. On such days students may wear alternative clothing. However, what is worn in public may not be appropriate for a formal learning environment. All shorts, skirts and dresses must not be shorter than the bottom of finger with arms stretched straight at sides of the body. Hats, caps, bandanas or scarves and clothing with inappropriate slogan are also not permitted.

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.