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

St. Lawrence Catholic School, like all the schools of the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB), has an Appropriate Dress Code Policy which consists of any combination of white and navy blue garments (i.e., plain white top, navy blue bottom; navy blue top, navy blue bottom; no denim). Dress items could include the following: shorts, skorts, skirts, dresses, pants, cargo/capri pants, golf shirts, blouses, dress shirts, t-shirts.

Our Appropriate Dress Code Policy:

  • Reflects the mission of the Board, which include providing a safe and welcoming learning environment that is an example of Catholic community, and providing a sense of belonging in our schools.

  • Endorses and supports our commitment as visible role models of Gospel values and Catholic doctrines, teachings, and the integration of Catholic beliefs into the total learning experience.

  • Contributes to providing a learning and working environment that is respectful of the needs and well-being of all individuals.

All student attire must be in keeping with our Catholic teachings and beliefs, must reflect principles of modesty, and shall not include the following:

  • Short shorts/skirts, bare midriffs, halter tops, tank tops, etc.

  • Accessories such as spiked bracelets/necklaces or any externals not in keeping with the spirit of the dress code as determined by the local school.

  • Language and/or representation on attire that indicates gang affiliation and/or depicts violence, profanity or discrimination of any kind whatsoever or that otherwise demeans an identifiable individual or group.