Uniform Dress Code

Carmel Catholic students are expected to be in full dress code during the entire school day. Students demonstrate the values of Community, Reverence, and Enthusiasm when complying with the Carmel Catholic High School Uniform Dress Code:

  • Our uniform is a living symbol of our unity in this Carmel Catholic Community, therefore it is important that we wear it with intention and care.

  • Reverence for our own personal dignity motivates us to present ourselves in the best possible way. The way we wear our uniform reflects this dignity.

  • Embracing the Carmel Catholic uniform as an opportunity to demonstrate pride in your school and community makes the value of Enthusiasm come to life.

General Uniform Guidelines

Tops: Acceptable uniform options include uniform shirts and/or approved outerwear. The name tag must always be worn on the left shoulder top/outer layer.

  1. Carmel standard Lands' End Polo or Oxford must always be worn. A solid long or short-sleeved t-shirt may be worn underneath a short-sleeved polo. Tops do not have to be tucked in. 

  2. A Lands' End Polo or Oxford dress shirt must be worn underneath uniform-approved outerwear and visible at the collar.

  3. Hoodies may not be worn on regular uniform days.

  4. Students may wear uniform-approved outerwear from Lands' End, the Carmel Catholic High School Bookstore, Carmel sport or organization, and the Spirit Sideline shop powered by BSN Sports (not all items from these sources are approved for regular uniform days, e.g., hoodies may not be worn on regular uniform days). A Lands' End Polo or Oxford dress shirt must be worn underneath and visible at the collar. For regular uniform days, Carmel logo or name must be clearly visible on the top front. 

  5. Tops must cover the midriff and undergarments at all times. Midriff and crop-style tops are not permitted.

  6. Non-uniform outerwear is not part of the regular dress code.


  1. Students may wear only traditional, classic cut, or relaxed fit chinos often referred to as khaki or dockers-style, with flat or pleated fronts. 

  2. Dress khaki shorts (not athletic, sports, or denim) that reach past mid-thigh may be worn in August, September, and May. 

  3. Jeans, dyed denim, leggings, joggers, leisure/athletic, and cargo pants are not permitted.

  4. Acceptable colors include solid neutrals, such as black, navy, grey and khaki/tan, etc.

  5. Pants and shorts must be worn at the waist.

  6. Pants may not be gathered at the bottom (no elastic ankles).

  7. Pants must cover the midriff and undergarments at all times.


  1. Skirt length must be longer than mid-thigh.

  2. Skirts must be worn at the waist and may not be rolled at the waist.

  3. Skirts must be from Lands' End and contain the Carmel “C” logo stitched by Lands' End.

  4. Leggings and tights may be worn under skirts as long as the skirt fits the length requirements.


  1. Dress shoes and athletic shoes are acceptable as long as they have non-marking soles.

  2. Shoes must be closed-toed and closed-heeled and designed for indoor use.

  3. Socks must be worn.

  4. Flip flops, slides, sandals, crocs, slippers, and high heels are not permitted during the school day.

  5. Any shoes/boots deemed inappropriate, unsafe, damaging/scuffing, or extreme by the Deans are not permitted. 

Name Tag and ID Card

  1. Each student is expected to wear their own Carmel-issued nametag at all times during the school day, without exception.

  2. The name tag should be worn, free from decoration or alteration, above the Carmel logo on the left shoulder of the outer layer.

  3. Replacements for lost/missing/misplaced name tags may be ordered on the parent or student portal or purchased in the bookstore for a cost of $5. If funds are not immediately available, a parent will be called for credit card information. A temporary name tag will be issued while a new one is being printed.

  4. Each student is expected to carry their own current Carmel ID card at all times during the school day, without exception, and at all on or off-campus Carmel events. Replacement ID cards may be ordered on the parent or student portal.

Other General Guidelines

  1. Hats, hoods, other headwear, and sunglasses must be removed upon entering the building.

  2. Earrings: students may wear small/modest earrings in the ear or nose; other piercings are not allowed.

  3. Extreme jewelry is not allowed.

  4. References to alcohol, tobacco, firearms, illegal narcotics and other unsafe substances/items are not permitted.

  5. Visible tattoos and other body art are not permitted.

  6. Hair is to be kept neat and clean. Dyed hair is allowed; however, extreme hairstyles are not acceptable.

  7. Trimmed facial hair is permitted.


Carmel Catholic Uniform Resale Shop

See Mrs. Pucci in the bookstore to inquire about the selection in the Uniform Resale Shop. Please donate your retired uniform items to the Carmel Catholic Bookstore.


Uniform ordering information is provided for families on their portal. Questions may be directed to the Dean of Students, [email protected].