1. Students are to be properly attired upon entering and exiting the campus. Students may not change at their lockers or in washrooms.
2. All students must be in the proper Brother Rice dress code on orientation days.
Required clothing: Single color dress slacks (i.e., black, gray, navy, khaki). Trousers must not exhibit the characteristics of jeans (i.e., rivets, watch pocket, slash pockets on the front, patch pockets on the back) or which possess “hammer hangers” and must not have torn seams at the bottom of the leg; belts must be a single color (black, brown, maroon) with no design of any kind; oversized buckles of any kind are not authorized; an authorized maroon or orange Brother Rice High School polo shirt, dress shirt, of a solid color; no stripes, checks, plaids, or flannels; business tie (caricatures or cartoons are acceptable so long as they are in good taste and do not advertise or represent alcohol or tobacco products or display other inappropriate scenes or topics; bow or string ties are not authorized for wear); dress or white socks (no ankle socks); low cut, non-athletic, non-work shoes or boots of either a dress or casual style; white shoes are not authorized for wear. Trousers must be worn above the hips, shirts must remain tucked in, and top buttons of shirts will be fastened with ties worn to the collar at all times.
The only clothing allowed to be worn over a shirt and tie or polo shirt is an authorized Brother Rice High School Nike thermal Dri-Fit pull over or an Adidas maroon or black zip-up nylon and fleece jacket purchased exclusively through the Brother Rice High School Book Store. Fleece jackets, warm-up jackets, sweatshirts, sweaters and all other types of wind shirts are never authorized for wear during the course of the school day. The purchase of such an authorized Brother Rice High School outer garment is strictly optional. However, if it is believed that additional clothing might be preferred during the colder months of the school year, it might be advisable to consider purchasing such a garment.
Unacceptable: T-shirts; polo, collarless, flannel, turtleneck, knit, or shirts made of denim material of any color, or turtleneck and crew neck sweaters which conceal the collar of the shirt and tie worn beneath; work clothes; military clothing articles; sweatshirts to include any kind of hooded sweatshirts; shorts; hanging belts; chains or pocket books with chains; any form of athletic shoe or high-cut shoe or boot; sandals, slippers, moccasins; tattoos, earrings or any body piercing, fingernail polish, novelty contact lenses; jeans or any trousers of denim-looking material; trousers with cargo pockets or numerous pockets or which possess “hammer hangers”; multi-colors or symbols which call attention to themselves. The Kairos cross, scapular, or other simple Christian or religious symbol may be worn. No other neckwear is authorized for wear. Only specifically approved buttons may be worn. T-shirts worn beneath either dress or polo shirts must be white, gray, or match the color of the outer shirt. Additionally, they may bear no writing or logos, which may be seen through the outer garment. Long sleeved undershirts of any color including thermal underwear shirts are never authorized for wear. On “Spirit Shirt Day” any authorized Br. Rice High School polo shirt, T-shirt, sweater, sweatshirt (excluding hooded sweatshirts), or game/practice jersey in excellent repair may be worn. Gym shirts are not acceptable for wear. Any long sleeved shirt worn beneath a short-sleeved shirt must match the color, contrasting colors are unacceptable.
Any changes incorporated into the student dress code during the course of the school year will be communicated directly to parents.