Dress Code Policy



Choice of attire can reflect a seriousness of purpose or casualness of intent.The dress code serves to avoid any overtones of casualness, reduces competitive dressing, and minimizes the cost of student clothing.

The following guidelines should assist you in meeting our dress code requirements for the 2022-2023 school year. Please refer to the Student Handbook with more detailed descriptions.

General Guidelines:
Students are expected to arrive at and depart from school fully and properly dressed. This also includes going to and from any gym class. A black or brown belt must be worn with all shorts/pants. Shirts must be tucked in at all times. The final decision as to what constitutes acceptable dress and grooming rests with the administration, and the administration reserves the right to make changes at any time. The penalty for violations of these norms rests with the administration. Students and parents who have questions regarding the acceptability of certain types and styles of clothing or grooming should consult with the administration before appearing in school wearing them.


Student pants must be “Docker” dress pants or a brand similar to “Dockers,” khaki tan in color with belt loops, and slit pockets only. A simple brown or black belt must be worn.

No Jeggings, corduroy, denim, jean style, low riders, cargo pants, zippered pockets, patched or stitched pockets, excessively “baggy,” extremely tight, worn at the cuff, capris, or those with excessive outside stitching are not acceptable.

Pants must be worn at the waist. Pants may not be altered or modified.

Suggestion of stores: Children’s World Sarasota, Target, Old Navy, American Eagle


Only the CMHS uniform polo shirt from Children’s World is allowed. Shirts may be white, red or black. Seniors may wear blue. Shirts must be tucked in during the school day. Only plain white short-sleeved-shirts may be worn under regulation shirts. No other shirts are to be worn over the regulation shirts in place of sweaters or jackets.

The uniform shirts must be purchased from:

4525 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL 34233
Phone is (941)-955-6999

The PE uniforms must be purchased at Children’s World Uniform Supply.  We do not carry PE uniforms at school.


Unconventional or eccentric makeup, hairstyles, or unnatural coloring of any kind is not permitted. Hairstyles must reflect a neat and clean appearance. Body piercings, aside from ears, are not permitted. Students wearing earrings deemed too long or inappropriate will be asked to remove them. Unnatural or extreme hair coloring or styles will not be permitted. Boys’ hair must be of a reasonable length and style at the discretion of the administration. Hair may not be of length where it touches the top of a shirt collar. Boys may not use headbands to secure their hair. Makeup and nail polish on boys is not permitted. Chains or sweatbands of any kind cannot be worn during the school day. Male students must be clean shaven. Men whose hair exceeds the back of their collars or their eyebrows/earlobes must pull their hair back into a neat and tidy appearance and must be cut in a timely manner. Sideburns must be neatly trimmed. This policy may be enforced at all school events, both during and after school hours.


Students may choose to wear one of the CMHS crewneck sweatshirts as long as the sweatshirt is worn OVER a regulation shirt with its collar visible. Students may also choose to wear the Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School Varsity Letter Jacket.  In addition, to the uniform sweatshirts sold at Children’s World, the following are also acceptable to wear as part of the school uniform code:  All outer-garments, including sweatshirts and jackets sold in the on-campus spirit store.  “Uniform Approved” or sanctioned sweatshirts and jackets sold through our team stores are acceptable as well.  CMHS sweatshirts that have been written on, torn or altered in any other way are not acceptable for school.  Sweatshirts may not be worn tied around the waist.



Closed-toed shoes that cover the heel, (all shoes must have a back).
Athletic footwear

No sandals, slippers, slides, Uggs, Birkenstocks or Crocs of any type
Footwear   **No tights, leggings, or knee socks


Dress shoes
Sperry-style topsider
Athletic footwear

No sandals, slippers, slides, Uggs, Birkenstocks or
Crocs of any type


NO hats, caps or other kinds of head gear may be worn on campus during school hours.

Sunglasses are not to be worn inside any of the buildings at any time.

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