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Dress Code for 2017 - 2018

The intent of the uniform/dress code is to train our children to realize that although many types of clothing are acceptable for us to wear, some are more appropriate for specific activities than others. Because the type of clothing we wear can influence our attitude and behavior, the following dress code represents the acceptable mode of dress for our school and its activities.  

New this year, student dress code and uniform will include a “Dress Uniform” that will be worn on predetermined days, including but not limited to special occasions such as Praise and Thanksgiving, Grandparents’ Day, and school-wide chapels. The Dress Uniform is as follows:

Girls

  • NCS crest white dress shirt (Parker) and plaid skirt (Parker), or Plaid Parker Jumper with Peter Pan Collar shirt for K - 5 
  • Dress shoes with navy or white socks
  • NCS necktie or bow tie from Parker is optional

Boys 

  • 6 - 12th grade - NCS necktie or bow tie (Parker) and long-sleeved white dress shirt (purchased at store of your choice)
  • K - 5th grade - NCS crest white dress shirt (Parker)
  • ALL - khaki pants (no shorts), black or brown belt, and dress shoes

Outerwear that is acceptable inside school on Dress Uniform Days are the Parker issued crest vest, sweater, cardigan, and navy quarter zip sweatshirt. Any solid, navy blue blazer is also acceptable. A dress code shirt must be worn under any outerwear.

The following dress code guidelines will be included in the student handbook for the 2017-2018 school year:

K-5 Girls

  • Required
    • NCS crest white dress shirt from Parker
    • Plaid skirt/skort from Parker (skirt length must be no shorter than the length of a credit card placed vertically at the crease on the back of the knee).
  • Optional
    • Navy, white, and orange long or short-sleeved polos from Parker
    • All approved Parker items; jumpers, peter pan collar shirts, skorts, or flat-front skirts.
    • Khaki pants or shorts (observing skirt length rule) from Parker or any other uniform vendor similar in color and style to Parker (no cargo pants)
    • No khaki skirts or jumpers.
    • Black or brown belt with no accessories
    • Solid tights in navy or white from store of your choice
    • Leggings (no sweatpants) in navy or white from store of your choice (no lace)
    • Short-sleeved undershirts in solid navy or white (no hoods)
    • NCS necktie or bow tie from Parker

K-5 Boys

  • Required
    • NCS crest white dress shirt from Parker
    • Navy polo Parker
    • Khaki pants or shorts from Parker or any other uniform vendor similar in color and style to Parker (no cargo pants)
    • Black or brown belt with no accessories (K - 1st are not required to wear a belt)
  • Optional
    • NCS necktie or bow tie from Parker
    • White and orange long or short-sleeved polos from Parker
    • All approved Parker items.
    • Short-sleeved undershirts in solid navy or white (no hoods)

6-12 Girls

  • Required
    • NCS crest white dress shirt from Parker
    • Plaid skirt from Parker (skirt length must be no shorter than the length of a credit card placed vertically at the crease on the back of the knee).
    • NCS required PE Uniform - specified t-shirt and shorts (will be available for purchase in school store and at registration)
  • Optional
    • Navy, white, and orange polos from Parker - long or short-sleeved
    • Khaki pants or shorts (observing skirt length rule) from Parker or any other uniform vendor similar in color and style to Parker (no cargo pants)
    • Black or brown belt with no accessories
    • Solid tights in navy or white from store of your choice
    • Leggings (no sweatpants) in navy or white from store of your choice (no lace)
    • Short-sleeved undershirts in solid navy or white (no hoods)
    • NCS necktie or bow tie from Parker

6-12 Boys

  • Required
    • NCS necktie or bow tie from Parker
    • Standard, long-sleeved white dress shirt from store of your choice
    • Navy polo Parker
    • Khaki pants or shorts from Parker or any other uniform vendor similar in color and style to Parker (no cargo pants)
    • Black or brown belt with no accessories
    • NCS required PE Uniform - specified t-shirt and shorts (will be available for purchase in school store and at registration)
  • Optional
    • White and orange long or short-sleeved polos from Parker
    • All approved Parker items.
    • Short-sleeved undershirts in solid navy or white (no hoods)

Additional Details

  • Shirts must be tucked in at all times.  
  • Belts must be worn with pants that have belt loops.  Belts should be black or brown with no additional accessories. (Kindergarten and 1st graders are not required to wear belts)
  • Hooded sweatshirts and outerwear that are purchased through the bookstore or from an NCS school team may be worn as long as a dress code shirt is worn underneath.
  • Caps, hats, holes in clothing, sleeveless apparel are not permitted at any time.
  • Undergarments, tattoos, and body piercing (except ears for girls) should NOT be visible at any time.
  • Any non-NCS outerwear should be kept in lockers during the school day.  
  • Girls and Boys Footwear: Tennis shoes or closed toed shoes. On Dress Days all students, 6-12, will wear dress shoes. No sandals are to be worn at any time.
  • 6th-12th grade students with P.E. are required to wear the NCS required PE shirt and shorts that will be available for purchase in the school store and at registration. 
  • All students may wear jeans on Fridays with a dress code shirt or school related t-shirt. The jeans are not to have holes and must fit appropriately.
  • Hair:
    • Boys hair must not cover the ears or eyes or touch the shirt collar.
    • No headbands, ponytails or “man-buns” for boys.
    • Extreme hairstyles or colors are not permitted for boys or girls. 
    • Boys must be clean-shaven.  Beards and mustaches are not allowed. 

If you have questions, please feel free to either contact Lauren Brasel at brasell@nashvillechristian.org or Brian Bishop at bishopb@nashvillechristian.org. Thank you!