You can find each division's dress requirement in the CCS handbook, linked below. We have several options for uniform purchasing.

OPTION 1 - Purchase uniforms on the Lands' End or Tommy Hilfiger website.

Click here fo Lands' End.

Click here for Tommy Hilfiger.



OPTION 2 - Buy approved uniform clothing through our preferred local provider, Threads LLC.

Click here to browse uniforms at Threads.


OPTION 3 - Buy approved uniform clothing from other retail stores (using the items available on the Lands' End site as a guide) and have the items embroidered with the CCS logo via Threads LLC (information here on their site). Items to be embroidered may be dropped off in the CCS Front Office with a completed form and payment. (Forms available in the office.)


OPTION 4 - Buy gently used uniforms at the PTO's uniform sales throughout the school year.

LOWER SCHOOL STUDENT DRESS CODE

All Students
● All belongings must be clearly labeled with your child's name.
● All shirts, dresses, and outerwear must have the two-toned CCS logo and be white, navy blue, or light blue
● Shorts, skirts, and pants do not need the Charleston Collegiate logo.
● Hair may be long but must be kept out of the eyes.
● Hats are not permitted.
● Sunglasses may not be worn in any school building.
● Flip-flops and sandals are not permitted.
● Closed-toe shoes such as sneakers or “Crocs” must be worn at all times.
● Students participating in physical education may wear a t-shirt and shorts, a sweatshirt or sweatpants; all shirts must have the Charleston Collegiate logo or be any CCS spirit wear shirt.

Boys
● White, navy blue, or light blue polo shirts must have a two-toned Charleston Collegiate logo.
● White oxford style shirts are permitted, but must be tucked with a belt.
● Any long-sleeved undershirts worn must be solid white, navy, or grey.
● Pants and shorts should be solid navy or khaki-colored.
● Neckties and bow ties are not required, but are permitted.

Girls
● White, navy blue, or light blue polo shirts must have a two-toned Charleston Collegiate logo.
● White oxford style shirts are permitted, but must be tucked in.
● Any long-sleeved undershirts worn must be solid white, navy, or grey.
● Pants should be solid navy or khaki-colored.
● Leggings cannot be worn as pants.
● Solid navy or khaki-colored shorts are permitted. Shorts made for wearing under skirts and dresses may not be worn as outerwear shorts.
● Plaid, navy, or khaki-colored uniform style skirts may be worn. The plaid skirt must be the Lands’ End CCS plaid.
● Jumper dresses, skirts, and polo dresses must be navy, khaki, or CCS plaid (as seen on the Lands’ End website). All dresses and jumpers must have the CCS logo.



MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT DRESS CODE

Tops
● White, navy blue, or light blue polo shirts must have a two-toned Charleston Collegiate logo.
● White oxford style shirts are permitted but must be tucked with a belt.
● Students may only wear CCS hoodies (sweatshirts with hoods) if he or she wears a CCS collared shirt underneath.
● Any long-sleeved undershirts worn must be solid white, navy, or grey.
● Students may wear outerwear that does NOT have a CCS logo only to and from school; only outerwear that DOES have a CCS logo can be worn during the school day (8:00 am - 3:00 pm).
● CCS spiritwear shirts (anything purchased through clubs, sports, Booster Club, or school-sponsored events) may be worn on Fridays only, but must be worn with school approved bottoms.
● Cardigans and blazers may be worn over an approved shirt but must be solid white, navy, or grey. Cardigans and blazers do not need to have a CCS logo.

Bottoms
● Shorts, skirts, and pants do not need the CCS logo.
● Pants and shorts should be solid navy or khaki-colored.
● Uniform style skirts in CCS plaid, navy, or khaki-colored are allowed. Skirt length must be no shorter than one vertical credit card length above the knee. Skirts cannot be made of a stretchy material. 31
● Cargo pants and cargo shorts are not permitted; outside pockets (other than the normal pockets found in the waist area of pants) are not permitted.
● Leggings and tights may be any color or appropriate graphics but must be worn under a school-approved bottom.
● Jumper dresses, skirts, and polo dresses must be navy, khaki, or Charleston Collegiate plaid (as seen on the Lands’ End website).

Footwear
● Flip-flops and sandals are not permitted.
● Closed-toe shoes such as sneakers or “Crocs” must be worn at all times. Sandals with socks are not considered closed-toe shoes.

Additional Guidelines
● Students participating in extracurricular activities (sports, drama, academic competitions, etc.) may only wear a team jersey or team shirt on game/event days with school-approved pants, skirts, or shorts.
● Neckties and bow ties are not required but are permitted. Students are encouraged to wear bow ties on Bow Tie Thursdays, but must be in school uniform or wear a white oxford shirt.
● Students should be well-groomed and look professional.
● Hair may be long but must be kept out of the eyes.
● Hats are not permitted.
● Sunglasses may not be worn in any school building.
● No distracting piercings are allowed.
● Students participating in Wellness Courses (Yoga, Dance, Krav Maga, etc.) must wear a CCS-branded t-shirt or CCS-branded sweatshirt with sweatpants or shorts; all of these items must be navy blue, light blue, or white. Collared shirts may not be worn for physical education.
● Clothing items with large stains, visible tears or rips are not acceptable to wear to school.

Athletic Team Apparel
Students participating in sports should wear their athletic jerseys, uniforms, or team gear to school, with school approved bottoms. All members of the team should be dressed in the same attire during game days. Team captains are responsible for communicating game day attire to faculty and staff with at least 48 hours’ notice. Students may also wear tournament, competition, and playoff shirts the next school day following the event.

Dress Code Violatons 
During the course of a day, students who are observed in violation of the Dress Code will be asked to remedy the situation at school. If the student cannot remedy the problem while at school, a parent is called either to bring the appropriate items to school or to take the student home to change. Detentions will be given to students who are out of dress code and cannot remedy the situation immediately. Repeated violations may result in further disciplinary consequences. 



UPPER SCHOOL DRESS CODE


The purpose of these expectations for dress and attire is to foster a professional, safe, and respectful environment at school. Students are expected to be well groomed and their clothing must be clean and neat. These expectations are in effect during school hours, 8:00am to 3:30pm. These expectations apply as written to all field trips, site visits, academic internships, and other school-related activities, unless a supervising adult specifies otherwise.

Tops
● Students must either wear a short- or long-sleeved blouse, or a collared button-down shirt. Students may only wear a non-collared top if they are also wearing a cardigan, vest, duster, or blazer over the top.
● Shirts and blouses must be buttoned as if to be appropriately worn with no undershirt.
● Shoulders and midsections must be covered. Shirts may not be excessively low-cut.
● Knitted and crocheted sweaters/jumpers may be worn.
● Jackets and outerwear with hoods (garments, as raincoats or overcoats, worn over other clothing for warmth or protection outdoors) of an appropriate size and length may be worn over, but not in place of, an appropriate shirt as defined above. Jackets with full-length or half-length buttons/zippers on the front are acceptable. Jackets and outerwear may be non-CCS branded, but should not be sweatshirt material.
● All pullover sweatshirts (a loose, long-sleeved, or short-sleeved, collarless pullover of soft, absorbent fabric, as cotton jersey, with close-fitting or elastic cuffs and sometimes a drawstring at the waist, commonly worn during athletic activity for warmth or to induce sweating), zipped hooded sweatshirts, hooded sweatshirts (“hoodie”), may only be worn (a) by any Upper School student if it is CCS-branded (logo and/or school name must be visible and may not be school colors only), or (b) by any senior if it is branded by a college or university to which the senior has been accepted. These items may only be worn with school appropriate bottoms.
● Students may only wear CCS-branded t-shirts on Fridays with school appropriate bottoms.

Bottoms
● Students may wear long pants, shorts, or skirts with the waistband worn at the waist. Dresses are also allowed.
● Jeans are prohibited.
● Excessively baggy pants, athletic wear, sleepwear, and sweatpants are not acceptable.
● Leggings, “jeggings”, or other bottoms made of spandex materials may not be worn as a substitute for pants. ● Skirts and shorts must be of acceptable length (maximum of four visible inches above the top of the kneecap when standing.)
● Length is still enforced even if wearing another garment underneath (bloomers, leggings, tights, etc.)

Additional Guidelines
● Text or images that promote violence, alcohol, tobacco, drugs or discriminate against race, religion, gender, creed, political views, or nationality are prohibited. 
● Blankets or “Snuggies” may not be worn during the school day, or be used as a substitute for a coat or jacket.
● Undergarments of any sort must not be visible.
● Clothing with visible tears or rips is not acceptable.
● Slippers and bandanas are not allowed.
● Sunglasses are not to be worn in buildings.
● Hats and hoods may not be worn on the head while inside buildings.
● Distracting jewelry is prohibited.
● Tattoos may not visible during formal school-related functions and events.
● Hair may be long but must be kept out of the eyes.
● On designated spirit days (“Blue/Gold” days), jeans in good repair and CCS-branded t-shirts may be worn.
● Appropriate attire for field trips, academic internships, and other school functions varies by location and activity. Students must still follow the expectations for dress while at school even if not presently participating in such events. All students must wear a polo with the CCS logo on special occasions, events, and picture day.
● Exhibition Attire: During Day Exhibition and Night Exhibition students must be dressed in business attire as if they were interviewing for an executive level job. Bottoms must be to the knee or below, and tops or dresses must cover the shoulders. Blazers and cardigans are encouraged, but a student’s top or dress must still be able to cover their shoulders. All clothing and shoes must be neat, cleaned, and pressed.
● All expectations are also the same in PE & Fitness/Wellness Electives as they are on normal school days (eg. tears in clothes, length/transparency of tops).
● T-shirts and athletic shirts are permitted.
● Tops that expose mid-sections are not permitted.
● Tops are not to be transparent. Students must wear athletic shorts or athletic pants.
● Athletic shorts are permitted.
● Athletic pants must sufficiently conceal undergarments and/or private areas.
● Students must wear socks and athletic shoes or sneakers.

Athletic Team Apparel
Students participating in sports should wear their athletic jerseys, uniforms, or team gear to school, with school approved bottoms. All members of the team should be dressed in the same attire on game days. Team captains are responsible for communicating game day attire to faculty and staff with at least 48 hours’ notice. Students may also wear tournament, competition, and playoff shirts the next school day following the event.

Consequences for Violations of Dress Expectations
Following these expectations is one way that students show they wish to be a part of the school community. After the first approved infraction by the Dean of Students, the student who chooses not to follow these expectations will be required to wear the formal school uniform (see Middle School Dress Code for details). This consequence will apply equally to both genders, and will last for the duration of the entire semester. Further consequences for repeat offenses will be determined at the discretion of the administration and failure to comply may result in disciplinary action.
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Johns Island, SC 29455

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