Dress Code

West Florida Baptist Academy believes it is necessary to dress appropriately and modestly at all times. It is the school’s belief that Christian young people should dress and act differently from the world.

Boys–Grades 7-12:

  1. Clean-shaven, no stubble or mustaches.
  2. Shirts must have a collar and must be buttoned except the top button.
  3. No shirts with inappropriate writing or decals allowed.
  4. No pants with patch pockets (pockets must be inside with no stitching on the outside).
  5. Socks and proper undergarments must be worn.
  6. Belts must be worn with pants that have belt loops.
  7. Shirts are to be tucked inside pants.
  8. Haircuts must be a standard, conservative, tapered cut, off the collar and ears, and combed away from the eyebrows. Sideburns should be no longer than to the middle of the ear. No fad hair cuts. (Note: The principal will make the final decision on haircuts. Regular hair checks will take place.)
  9. No necklaces, bracelets, earrings, body piercings, or tattoos.
  10. No tight fitting clothes or loose, baggy clothes.
  11. No sunglasses or hats are to be worn inside the building.
  12. No sweat pants, or camouflage pants are permitted.
  13. No hair color changes or highlighting permitted.
  14. No flip flops, beach shoes, or shoes without backs.
  15. No symbols, which denigrate Christianity on clothing, jewelry, or other articles, brought to school such as pentagrams, peace symbols, etc.

Boys=Chapel Day Dress (grades 5-12): Boys will wear casual dress pants, a button up dress shirt, and a conventional tie. Dress shoes (not sport shoes) are to be worn on Chapel day.

Girls–Grades 7-12:

  1. Dresses, skirts, or culottes must cover the knee when standing or sitting.
  2. No see-through blouses or low cut tops (no more than 3 finger spaces
    below the collar bone). No tops short enough to reveal midriff when sitting, standing, or reaching.
  3. No tight fitting clothes.
  4. Proper undergarments must be worn.
  5. No body piercing except for two pierced earrings in the bottom of each ear lobe. No earrings in the cartilage (top) part of the ear. Absolutely no tattoos.
  6. No sleeveless tops, dresses or sun dresses permitted.
  7. No excessive makeup is allowed.
  8. No slacks or shorts allowed at any time during school or school sponsored activities whether on school property or not.
  9. No culottes worn except for sports or field trips. These must be below the knee when sitting for modesty.
  10. No skirts should have slits that expose above the knee when standing or sitting.
  11. No sunglasses are to be worn inside the building.
  12. No clothing with writing or decals (only appropriate brand names or team logos acceptable).
  13. No flip-flops, thong shoes or beach shoes.
  14. No drastic or unnatural hair color changes, or extremely short hair cuts.
  15. No symbols, which denigrate Christianity on clothing, jewelry, or other articles, brought to school such as pentagrams, peace symbols, etc.
  16. No t-shirts or sweatshirts worn unless they are game day t-shirts or jerseys.

Girls=Chapel Day Dress (grades 5-12): Dressy church apparel (NO JEAN SKIRTS).

Boys–Grades K5-Grade 6:

  1. No shorts.
  2. Shirts must have sleeves and be tucked in pants.
  3. Shirts must have no writing or decals (only appropriate brand names or team logos are acceptable).
  4. Belts must be worn with pants that have belt loops.
  5. Socks must be worn.
  6. No flip-flops or beach shoes, or shoes without backs.
  7. No necklaces, bracelets, earrings, body piercing, or tattoos.
  8. No sweat pants, or camouflage pants are permitted.
  9. Haircuts must be a standard, conservative tapered cut, off the collar and ears, and combed away from the eyebrows. No fad type haircuts or hair coloring or streaking. (Note: The principal will make the final decision on haircuts. Regular hair checks will take place.)
  10. Proper undergarments must be worn.
  11. No symbols, which denigrate Christianity on clothing, jewelry or other articles, brought to school such as pentagrams, peace symbols, etc.

Boys B Pre-school, Grades K3 & K4: All the above apply except that they can wear knee length loose shorts. (No spandex or form fitting clothes.)

Girls–Grades K5-Grade 6:

  1. Dresses and skirts must cover the knee when sitting or standing.
  2. Culottes may be worn for field trips and field events only and must cover the knee when sitting or standing.
  3. No pants or shorts at any time. (Shorts may be worn under dresses or skirts if desired for modesty on the playground.)
  4. No sun dresses without blouse, tee shirt or jacket. No sleeveless tops or dresses.
  5. No flip-flops or beach shoes, or shoes without backs.
  6. No clothing with writing or decals (only appropriate brand names or team logos acceptable).
  7. No body piercing except for two pierced earrings in the bottom of each ear lobe. No earrings allowed in the cartilage (top) part of ear. Absolutely no tattoos.
  8. No makeup needs to be worn in these grades.
  9. No drastic or unnatural hair color changes or highlighting.
  10. Proper undergarments must be worn.
  11. No symbols, which denigrate Christianity on clothing, jewelry or other articles, brought to school such as pentagrams, peace symbols, etc.

Elementary chapel has no specific changes in dress code.

Girls–Pre-school, K3 & K4:

All the above apply except that they can wear knee-length loose culottes. (No spandex or form fitting clothes.)

NOTE: Students are not to wear large (baggy) or heavy coats in classes.

There are to be no inappropriate logos on backpacks, i.e., no pop stars, rock stars, violent characters, peace symbols, pentagrams, etc. Grades 7-12 do not carry backpacks or gym bags to classes. These items must be left at the lockers or in designated areas.

Any thing the administration considers to be a fad or extreme will not be permitted. The administration reserves the right to determine if dress or appearance is not appropriate.

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