DCI Dress Code

The purpose of the dress code is to encourage focus on academics, rather than fashion, and to emphasize a scholarly atmosphere while at school. We have found many dress code compliant color and style options at major retailers including Lands End, Old Navy, Amazon, Target, Walmart, Sears and Kmart.



If you would like to order clothing that conforms to the dress code and that features our logo on shirts, go here. You can also go to landsend.com/school and create or sign in to your account. Include your student and school information in My Account, or find DCI using the Preferred School Number Search: 900164146. You can also call 1-800-469-2222 and reference DCI’s Preferred School Number (900164146). Please remember that Land’s End is NOT the only provider of clothing that conforms to our dress code and the DCI logo is not required.


Shirts MUST be either polo-style or button down shirt

  • Collared Shirts must be worn at all times
  • have a collar, including polo-style or button-down
  • may be any color, including multiple colors (stripes, etc.) and may have a logo
  • be neat and clean
  • can be long or short sleeve
  • cover the entire torso

An official DCI t-shirt can be worn instead of a collared shirt.

Outerwear (sweatshirts, sweaters, jackets) CAN:

  • have school-appropriate images, multiple colors, etc.


Shirts, sweaters, and sweatshirts CANNOT:

  • have any open rips or holes
  • display chest area, visible straps, or visible undergarments
  • be skin-tight


Outerwear CANNOT:

  • have vulgar, sexual, or offensive expressions; depict violence; or adverstises products that are illegal for minors or prohibited on school property
Pants and shorts MUST be of material other than fleece, athletic wear, spandex or denim

  • be  a solid color
  • be worn around the waistline at all times

Skirts and shorts MUST:

• fall within one inch of the knee (unless longer for religious reasons)

• be loose enough that they do not “ride up” during normal activity

• be a solid color

• (Skirts and shorts may be worn with solid color leggings underneath)

Pants and shorts CANNOT:

  • be skintight or overly baggy
  • be “sagging”
  • be made of stretchy, elastic, spandex, or body- hugging materials
  • skinny pants are okay, but not jeggings/leggings unless under a skirt or shorts
  • be pajama pants
  • be denim / jeans

Skirts and shorts CANNOT

• be shorter than one inch above the knee (even with leggings or tights)

• be so tight that they “ride up” during normal activity


Shoes MUST:

  • be closed-toe comfortable shoes (because all students participate in PE on alternate days, athletic shoes are recommended every day, and are mandatory for PE class)


  • If students choose to wear headbands, they must be for the purpose of keeping hair professional and neat

Lanyards and IDs:

  • Students must wear their DCI lanyards and ID cards in the building

  • be flip-flops, sandals, or open-toed• have high heels
  • have high heels


Headbands CANNOT:

  • be formed of scarves or bandanas
  • cover the majority of the student’s head

Jewelry CANNOT:

• be overly large or unsuitable for an academic environment (at the principal’s discretion) 

Make-Up and Lipstick CANNOT:

• be overly bright or unsuitable for an academic environment (at the principal’s discretion)


No Headgear Allowed. Prohibited headgear includes, but is not limited to hats, scarves, do-rags, skullcaps or other head coverings. The difference between a hat and a headband is at the principal’s discretion. A student who wears a hat to school must either find a staff member to hold the hat during the day or place it inside his/her backpack. Hats cannot be affixed to the outside of backpacks and carried around in the school building.


PE Dress Code: Students should be prepared to participate in activities
 that require walking, running, agility, and jumping on grass, dirt, or pavement. On PE days, students should wear to school comfortable pants or long shorts (rather than a skirt), and a DCI-approved shirt allowing them to move freely and athletically. Regardless of what they wear, all students are required to participate in PE. Some activities require students to take off hanging jewelry such as bracelets, earrings, and necklaces. DCI strongly recommends students leave all jewelry at home.


Exceptions for Religious Purposes: The dress code may be altered for religious purposes. Please contact the principal for approval.