Dress Code

Students are expected to take pride in their appearance. Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons requires its students to be in uniform each and every day.

FALL/WINTER UNIFORM

BOYS:

  1. White oxford buttoned-down long or short sleeves shirt  – only white T-shirts are to be worn under the oxford shirt
  2. Striped NOTRE DAME-BISHOP GIBBONS tie from the uniform company ONLY
  3. Sweater vest or sweater from the uniform company ONLY
  4. Grey pants from the uniform company ONLY
  5. Black dress style shoes ONLY with socks that are visible; shoe laces must be black   
  6. Sneakers and boots of any kind are not permitted
  7. Black or brown dress belt that does not hang below the pant’s belt loops
  8. A single, small earring is allowed for each ear.
  9. No other visible body piercing is allowed.
  10. No jewelry with un-Christian symbols is allowed

GIRLS:

  1. White oxford buttoned-down long or short-sleeved blouses
  2. Sweater vest or sweater from the uniform company ONLY  
  3. Skirt or gray slacks from the uniform company ONLY, with a hem no more than 2” above the knee
  4. Opaque gray, white, burgundy, black, and navy socks or tights.
  5. Black dress shoes ONLY; No moccasin or slipper type shoes allowed
  6. Boots, sneakers, or open-toed shoes are not allowed (no clogs, high heels of any kind, or sling-back or backless type shoes)
  7. Minimal jewelry & makeup are allowed
  8. Simple chains may be worn around the neck
  9. No visible body piercing, No Nose Rings, No Clear Nose Studs.    
  10. Jewelry with un-Christian symbols is NOT allowed
  11. White T-Shirts worn under white blouse

FOR BOYS AND GIRLS:

  1. No faddish or extreme hairstyles; no unusual coloring of hair; no symbols shaved into the hair.
  2. Boys: hair is to be neat and well-groomed; hair may not be spiked or bushy; hair is not to extend past the shirt collar nor cover the eyes; no facial hair is allowed; sideburns may ONLY be mid-ear in length; boys may not wear pony-tails of any length;  
  3. No Sweatshirts are to be worn over uniform (even those with ND-BG logos)

As fashions/styles change for boys and girls, the administration of Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons reserves final judgment in all dress code matters. Parents and students cannot debate the decisions.

SPRING UNIFORM

The spring uniform is mandatory and is to be worn in September, May and June and it consists of the following:

GIRLS:

  1. The blue spring skirt from the uniform company (no more than 2 inches above the kneecap)
  2. A white polo shirt with the school insignia from the uniform company (a white t-shirt may be worn underneath)
  3. White sneakers with white socks or crew socks the are visible (one or two narrow – not wide -colored stripes on the sneakers is OK) worn with white socks

BOYS:

  1. A white polo shirt with the school insignia from the uniform company. A white T-shirt may be worn under the polo shirt. No other color T-shirt may be worn.
  2. The khaki walking shorts or khaki pants from the uniform company
  3. White sneakers with white socks or crew socks that are visible (one or two narrow – not wide- colored stripes on the sneakers is OK) worn with white socks

FOR BOYS and GIRLS:

  1. Sneakers can only be worn with the spring uniform.
  2. Polo shirts can only be worn with the spring uniform.
  3. No mixing or matching the spring uniform with the winter uniform.  
  4. Hooded Sweatshirts are not part of the spring uniform.  No Sweatshirts are to be worn over uniform (even those with ND-BG logos)

DRESS DOWN DAYS

Throughout the year, there are days when students are permitted to “dress down.” Unless specifically permitted, the following items may NOT be worn on dress down days: hats, bare-midriffs, low-cut blouses, sunglasses, pants with rips/frays, T-shirts with slogans that are inappropriate, blouses with spaghetti straps, do rags or similar headwear, pajama bottoms, and short shorts.