Christ the King Catholic School chooses uniforms for their students because:
- Encourages distinctions of character and personality instead of appearance
- Places emphasis on learning, not clothing
- Reduces peer pressure and social stigmas
- Equalizes economic diversity
- Allows for cohesive presentation as a group
- Simple dress code and uniform allows teachers to enforce the code equally
- Lowers long-term clothing costs
- Facilitates security by identifying outsiders
- Enhances school spirit
- Decreases property theft
- Makes laundering simple
- Simplifies dressing and dress code
Where do I purchase uniforms?
3645 E. Indian School Unit 1
Phoenix, AZ 85018
1628 East Southern Ave. (Southern and McClintock)
Tempe, AZ 85282
The Christ the King Catholic School Dress Code supports students in their intention to demonstrate God’s desire for them to be best version of themselves.
*All items specifying “uniform” are available from the Dennis Uniform Company and Educational Outfitters. All school shirts and girls’ skirts, and jumpers are purchased from the uniform companies and must conform to school requirements.
- Students rise to the level of their preparedness. Students achieve more when they look good, Students are expected to come to school appropriately dressed at all times, with clothing that is clean and in order. There should be no holes in, or stains on, the uniform.
- Students are expected to come to school clean and fingernails should be trimmed and clean.
- Students wear clothing in proportion to their body size.
- Tattoos, both temporary and permanent, are not acceptable.
- Dress code inspections are conducted each morning in the classrooms.
- THE STUDENT’S NAME SHOULD BE WRITTEN IN ALL CLOTHING ARTICLES!
Dress Code Regulations for ALL Students
Shirts: Students of all grade levels are required to wear the uniform light blue or white shirt with the CTK insignia. If an undershirt is worn, it must be solid navy blue or white in color. Shirts must be in proportion to body size. Shirts must be tucked in at all times (this includes CTK athletic team shirts allowed on game days during normal school). Folding shirts under is not acceptable.
Socks: Students of all grade levels are required to wear solid-colored navy blue, white, or black socks with no logos.
Shoes: Students of all grade levels wear tied lace-up athletic shoes that fit! No sandals are permitted. The shoe’s base and heel may not be more than 1-1/2” in height. Shoelaces are to be tied at all times. Pre-K may substitute velcro for laces.
Sweatshirts, Sweaters, and Coats: Uniform sweatshirts or plain navy blue or white sweatshirts may be worn over the school uniform shirt. Cardigan, crew, or V-neck sweaters in plain navy blue or white may also be worn over the school uniform shirt. Sweaters and sweatshirts may display only the CTK logo. No hooded sweatshirts, sweaters or hoodies may be worn. On extra cold days, a coat may be worn OVER the school uniform sweatshirt when outside, but it may NOT replace the school sweatshirt.
NOTE: Jackets, sweatshirts, and sweaters that do not conform to the school dress policy are not to be worn on the school campus or to school Mass.
Belts: Belts polish the uniform and promote a put-together, finished appearance. New beginning in 2015-16, students in grades 3 and up are required to wear a plain, solid black, navy blue, or brown belt with a simple buckle.
Dress Code Regulations Specific for Girls
Hair: Hair should be clean and neat in style. Any extreme hairstyle, unnatural or colored, extreme contrasting, streaked hair, or mode of ornamentation that is deemed inappropriate in the judgment of the faculty or administration is prohibited. Girls’ hair may not cover their eyes and face. Hair accessories for girls should match or complement the uniform.
Makeup and nails: Makeup, artificial nails, nail polish, or any addition to natural nails is not acceptable.
Jewelry: Girls may wear one tasteful necklace or religious medal, a watch, and one small stud earring per ear. Scapulars may be worn inside the school shirt.
Skirt/Jumper: (required for all grade levels) The uniform skirt (grades 5-8) or jumper (grades K-4) is worn with the light blue or white uniform shirt. Skirts and jumpers may not be shorter than two inches above the kneecap. Skirts are not to be rolled. Girls should wear navy blue or black shorts under their skirt or jumper although the shorts are not to be visible below the skirt or jumper.
Pants and Shorts: Girls of all grade levels may wear navy blue uniform pants, uniform shorts. Modesty is important, so pants and shorts should fit properly and excessively loose or tight-fitting clothing is not appropriate. The length of the shorts is to be between the fingertips and the bottom of the kneecap. Pants and shorts may not be rolled. Students in grades 3-8 wear a plain solid black, navy blue, or brown belt with a simple buckle.
Tights: Solid navy blue, white, or flesh-colored tights may be worn with the uniform skirt or jumper during the winter months. Leggings are not permitted
Dress Code Regulations Specific for Boys
Hair: Hair should be clean. Hair styles for males should be traditional in nature, neat in appearance, and hair should be mid-way between the eyebrows and hairline, above the collar, and off the ears. Military style haircuts are preferred. The length of the sideburns may be no longer than the tragus of the ear. Boys are to be clean-shaven. Any extreme hairstyle, unnatural or colored, extreme contrasting, streaked hair, or style that is deemed inappropriate in the judgment of the faculty or administration is prohibited.
Pants/Shorts: Boys of all grade levels are required to wear navy blue uniform pants or uniform shorts only. Pants and shorts should fit properly – excessively loose or “sagging” clothing are not allowed. The length of the shorts must be between the fingertips and the bottom of the kneecap. Pants and shorts may not be rolled. Students in grades 3-8 wear a plain solid black, navy blue, or brown belt with a simple buckle.
Dress Code Regulations for Specific Days and Events
Mass Day Dress Code: Girls are required to wear the uniform shirt and skirt or jumper for Mass. Boys are required to wear the uniform shirt and uniform pants for Mass. Shorts may not be worn. Students who do not come to school in the proper Mass day uniform will receive a uniform violation and, when possible, call a parent and have them bring the proper uniform. The school has limited uniforms for students to borrow.
P.E. Dress Code:
Girls: Uniform shirt and uniform shorts or uniform pants.
Boys: Uniform shirt and uniform shorts or uniform pants.
$1 Blue Jeans Day: On Jeans Day, students donate $1 and are permitted to wear BLUE Jean pants or shorts with their uniform shirt. Black, white or other jeans colors are not acceptable.
Free Dress Day: On Free Dress Days students donate $1 and are permitted to wear non-uniform shorts, skirts, or pants that may be denim or other appropriate material. Skirts, shorts and dresses may be worn, but must be no shorter than fingertip length (and modest). Non-uniform shirts may be t-shirts or collared shirts of appropriate length and style. No hoods. Tank tops, spaghetti straps, cut-offs, ripped, frayed, or faded shirts are not permitted. Clothing must NOT be considered offensive in any way. Shoes must be athletic shoes with solid-colored navy blue, white, or black socks.
After School Dress Code (activities on campus):
Students are representatives of Christ the King Catholic School both during the school day and at all after-school activities and events on campus. Therefore, students are expected to dress neatly, appropriately, and modestly at all times. When students are not required to wear the school day uniform or school team/athletic uniforms, the regulations, as listed for Free Dress Days, apply.