Men’s and Women’s Pants and Shorts: Either navy or khaki slacks or shorts may be worn. These must be hemmed (no cutoffs). Shorts must be no shorter than 3 inches from the top of the knee and no longer than the knee. Shorts and pants must have inset pockets, not patch pockets. Slits or decorative stitching are not acceptable. The uniform pants must be a true (not faded) navy or a true khaki. When in doubt, always ask. NOTE: After repeated washing some material will fade to the extent that it will fall outside the acceptable range at some point.
Men’s and Women’s Shirts: Polo Shirts, both short and long sleeve, are available in royal, white, yellow, navy, and gray and must sport the Borgia logo. These are to be purchased through local vendors. No colored t-shirts or printed t-shirts are to be worn under the polo shirt. Long-sleeved t-shirts are not permitted. Shirts must be tucked in at all times, except when worn with culottes. T-shirts worn under uniform shirts must be tucked in.
Women’s Uniform Culottes: These are a blue/gray plaid and are available through Catholic Supply. Shirts are not required to be tucked in with culottes unless the student is also wearing a Borgia sweatshirt. Culottes must be no shorter than 3 inches from the top of the knee and no longer than the knee.
Leggings/Tights: Leggings/tights may be worn underneath culottes only. They must be solid black in color and must not have any alternative colored piping or trim.
Outerwear: Three styles of jackets sporting the Borgia logo may be worn. They are available from local vendors. Orders need to be placed three weeks in advance. Letter jackets may be worn, but team jackets are not allowed. Trench coats are not allowed.
Shoes: Suitable comfortable shoes may be worn. Moccasins, sandals, slippers, crocs, and open back shoes are not permitted. Shoes are to be reasonably clean and/or polished, and worn with socks. Socks must be a solid color and must match.
Accessories: Other forms of apparel, such as neck scarves, bandannas, hats, extra sweaters, etc., are not permitted. Colored t-shirts and tube tops are not permitted under the polo shirts. Nylons are not allowed. Suitable belts in a solid color must be worn.
Condition of Uniform: Pants with frayed cuffs or split seams are not acceptable. Any writing or marking on culottes, shorts, slacks, shirts, or blouses will render that item of clothing “non-uniform.” The “non-uniform” item must be replaced immediately.
Grooming: Grooming and makeup should be appropriate for the school environment. Hair must be clean and well-groomed. Hairstyles and unnatural colors that draw undue attention to the student are not allowed. Jewelry should be selected with good taste. Piercing is only allowed in the ear. No visible tattoos are allowed. Students must be clean shaven.
Special Dress Days: On occasion students will be allowed to dress casually or dress up. There are guidelines for these days: Dress-up does not include t-shirts, jeans, or shorts. T-shirts and shorts are permitted on casual days if the length meets uniform guidelines. Short shorts, tight workout or yoga pants, or pants with holes are not permitted. Leggings may be worn with skirts, but not with only a shirt or sweater. Shoulders are to be covered. Halters, tank tops, small straps, etc., are not acceptable for school. Advertising on shirts must be appropriate for school. Socks or stockings are required, except with proper sandals. Flip-flops or backless footwear are not allowed. Skirts should be no shorter than to the top of the kneecap and necklines should be modest. No type of hat or hood may be worn. Styles must be appropriate for school.
Picture Day is a dress up day. However, we do allow shorts on that day. All other dress up guidelines listed above should be followed.
Special dress rules apply for occasions such as Graduation, Baccalaureate, Senior Farewell Mass, Junior Unity Day, etc. For men, this includes dress pants, a dress shirt, a tie, dress shoes (no tennis shoes or sandals), socks, and a clean shave. For women, this includes a dress or skirt/dress slacks with a blouse (preferably without a stand-up collar), and dress shoes (no tennis shoes or boots).
Prom and Homecoming Dress Code: This dress code is modeled after the school dress code. Please be mindful of differences between the two dances.
1. Dress slacks are encouraged for Homecoming, but required for Prom.
2. For Prom, a tuxedo, suit, or sports coat along with a tie must be worn.
3. For Prom, dress shoes must be worn.
1. For Prom, ladies are expected to wear formal wear.
2. Dresses are to be no shorter than 2 inches above the knee.
3. Front slits should be no more than 2 inches above the knee.
4. No short dresses with overlay on bottom.
5. No bare midriffs or see-through material.
6. Nothing extremely tight or form-fitting.
7. Dress neckline must not be lower than the bust line.
8. For Prom, dress shoes should be worn.
1. Extreme dressing is discouraged.
Gym Uniforms: Gym uniforms must be purchased from the Spirit Shop or obtained second hand from an upperclassman. Tennis shoes must be worn in gym class. A complete gym uniform is required for basic PE classes.
ANYONE OUT OF UNIFORM IS SUBJECT TO DETENTION. STUDENTS WHO HAVE A QUESTION HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY TO ASK THE VICE PRINCIPAL BEFORE WEARING THE ARTICLE IN QUESTION. STUDENTS MUST MEET DRESS CODE REQUIREMENTS BEFORE THEY ARE ALLOWED TO ATTEND CLASS. ANY STUDENT WHO IS CONTINUALLY OUT OF UNIFORM WILL BE SUBJECT TO STRONGER PENALTIES AND POSSIBLE DISCIPLINARY PROBATION.
If you have questions, please stop by or call the office at 636-239-7871.
THE VICE PRINCIPAL DETERMINES APPROPRIATE DRESS.
Uniform clothing can be obtained from either of Borgia’s uniform suppliers, Designer Threads – Advertising Unlimited, Inc. or Legacy Embroidery & Screen Printing. To order, print and complete the appropriate order form.
Designer Threads Uniform Order Form 2015-2016
Legacy Uniform Order Form 2015-2016
Completed forms with payment may be dropped off in the main office.