Dress Code

Students and adults attending Castroville Day Academy (CDA) must dress respectfully, wearing clothing that is considered modest. We ask that students and adults understand that what is deemed as fashionable is not always suitable for an educational setting.

  • Clothing should be modest and appropriate. If in doubt, don’t wear it.
  • Shirts are required.  Bare midriffs, halter-tops, tank tops, spaghetti straps, or visible cleavage are unacceptable.
  • Sleeveless shirts are acceptable if the width on the shoulder is at least three fingers wide, or if it is covered with another sleeved shirt, sweater, etc.
  • Underclothing should not be visible. To maintain modesty, ensure growing adolescents are properly educated on when certain undergarments should be worn.
  • Shorts and skirts need to be at least reach the end of the fingertips when standing.
  • Leggings may be worn as pants when paired with additional clothing such as a dress, skirt, shorts.
  • No clothing may be worn that displays language or messages that are generally considered inappropriate, shocking, or offensive.
  • Shoes are required at all times, unless a teacher instructs they may be removed for PE or another activity. This does not apply to the children in the nursery.
  • Tattoos must not be visible.
  • Piercings must be limited to one pair of earrings only, which means one per ear.

All adults at CDA may address a student for the purposes of judging and enforcing the Dress Code.

Any student who arrives in clothing that violates the Dress Code will be loaned for the day an extra-large t-shirt or sweatpants, if available, to cover the clothing or be asked to return home to change.