Updated July 2018
General dress code guidelines for uniforms, athletic event spectators, "casual dress" days, off-campus school activities, and other school sponsored events.


  • Skirts must come to the top of the knee when standing.
  • No low-cut or tight-fitting tops.
  • No excessive eye shadow, blush, or lipstick. (e.g. too bright, too dark).
  • Jewelry should not be excessively large, distracting, inappropriate, or pose a danger.
  • No extreme ear jewelry. No more than 2 earrings per ear.


  • Uniform shirts should always be tucked in. All but the top button is buttoned on shirt/tops, except when ties are worn, then shirts are to be buttoned to the top.
  • Belts should always be worn with school uniform
  • Hair should be off the collar and above the ears; No defined lines cut in the hair.
  • All boys must be clean-shaven; side burns-not below the mid-ear.
  • No necklaces or earrings.

Both Girls and Boys

  • Pants are to be in a good state of repair and should not have excessive holes or rips. Pants should not drag on the ground.
  • No tight fitting or low riding pants or skirts.
  • No nose jewelry (rings, studs, etc.)
  • In grades 6–12, boots are permitted during cold weather months.
  • Shorts for gym glass, special activities or athletic practice should not be excessively short or tight.
  • Hair should be neat, well groomed, clean, and of a natural color. No extreme hair styles are permitted. No bleached, colored, or dyed hair.
  • White turtlenecks may be worn under long-sleeved shirts, blouses, or tops.
  • No inappropriately imprinted T-shirts, sweatshirts, or other garments.
  • Sports teams’ jerseys or warm-up tops may be worn on game days during the season with permission of the administration or the Athletic Director.
  • No tank tops
  • Outer wear (coats, jackets) and hats are permitted only for outside of the buildings.
  • NCS Logo items are the only fleece jackets, hoodies or sweatshirts permitted during school day.
  • Hoods on sweatshirts or jackets should not be covering the head inside buildings.
Non-uniform dress is permitted at all NCS after-school events unless otherwise specified. Students who attend any school-sponsored event (whether home or away) must comply with the general dress code guidelines as stated above.