Dress and Grooming Regulations

Dress and grooming appropriate for students at a Catholic high school is expected of all students at all school activities or events whether on or off campus. The school administration reserves the right to correct students deemed inappropriately dressed for the occasion and administer disciplinary consequences.

Our official uniform company is Norman’s Uniforms 

371 W. 6th St.

San Pedro, CA 90731

(310) 832-8342


Parental Responsibility:

Since the parent is the primary educator of the student, it is strictly the parents' responsibility to ensure that his/her student is in correct dress on a daily basis while on the campus of Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary High School.

When a student is found to be out of school dress, that student may be suspended. His/her parent may be asked to come immediately to the school, and to remove his/her student until the next school day. The student will then serve detention time. The record of a student who persists in this behavior will be reviewed by the Disciplinary Review Board which will make a recommendation to the Principal for further action.

Regular Uniform Policy (M-TH)

  • Shirts or Blouse

    • Long or short sleeve collared Oxford white shirt. Short sleeve white, Cardinal red or navy knit collared polo shirt with the official CSHM logo sold by Norman's Uniforms. Only school colored short sleeved undershirts are permitted to be worn under shirts or blouses. Thermal underwear may be worn only under a long sleeve shirt or blouse of the same color.

  • Pants/Shorts

    • All students may only wear navy or khaki and they are to be relaxed fit. 

    • No tight fitting, oversized, cut, and frayed. 

    • No Dickies, jeans, joggers, leggings, cargo, or pajamas. 

  • Skirt  (Girls) 

    • Pleated, or 4-pleated plaid; Skirts must be worn no shorter than three inches above the knee.

  • Belts

    • Belts (black, blue and brown with no decoration) are to be worn with pants or shorts and are to be visible at all times.

  • Socks

    • Cardinal red, white, gray, black, or navy socks, knee highs or tights may be worn; knee high socks are never to be worn over the knee.

  • Shoes

    • Closed dress shoes, boots or athletic shoes may be worn. Shoes must be tied or connected at all times and must be free of any writing.  Sandals, slides and/or Crocs may not be worn.

  • Sweaters/Cardigan

    • Cardinal red or navy v-neck and varsity letter sweater. 

  • Sweatshirts/Jackets

    • Only CSHM sweatshirts with screened or embroidered official logos approved by the Director of Marketing.  Any club, activity, or sport CSHM sweatshirt or T-shirt must be approved by the Director of Marketing. Non-CSHM clothing is not allowed to be worn.  All students must wear a uniform polo underneath their CSHM sweatshirt at all times.

Formal Uniform Policy

Formal uniform is worn on mass days and on formal occasions and is to be worn the entire school day.

  • Boys

    • White long sleeve shirt tucked in, school tie with logo, school/dress pants with belt; no sweatshirts may be worn; closed-toe dress shoes must be worn

  • Girls

    • White short sleeve blouse with school logo tucked in, school tie with logo, school/dress pants with belt or skirt; no sweatshirts may be worn; closed-toe dress shoes with socks must be worn

Non-Uniform Day and Dances

At certain times in the school year students are permitted to wear non-uniform clothes to school.  Students must be modestly dressed in every way. The guidelines for these non-uniform dress days:

  1. Jeans and walking shorts that are not torn, tight fitting, faded, or oversized may be worn.

  2. Pant leggings and yoga pants may not be worn.

  3. Undershirts or shirts with vulgar, alcohol, drug, gang related, or inappropriate (as determined by the Dean) imprints are not allowed.

  4. Sleeveless blouses, midriffs, spaghetti strap blouses, miniskirts, cutoff shorts, short shorts or sandals without back straps are not allowed.

  5. Bandanas are not allowed.

  6. Fishnet or torn stockings are not allowed.

Spirit Day Uniform

On designated Spirit Days, students may wear Dean of Students approved CSHM apparel with jeans (no torn, frayed jeans or sweats).  Students violating these guidelines will lose future privileges and may face disciplinary action.​

Game Day Uniform

Individual sports may adopt a unique game day athletic dress to encourage team unity and pride in participation.  This game day athletic dress must be approved by the Dean of Students and Athletic Director or may result in loss of privileges and may face disciplinary action.​ No sweats outfits allowed.

Personal Grooming & Accessories
  • Hair must be properly groomed, clean, neat in appearance and must be a natural color. School administration shall determine if a student’s hairstyle violates this policy. ​

  • Senior boys are allowed to wear mustaches, or neatly trimmed and appropriate (as determined by the Dean of Students) goatees or beards. All other boys are to be clean shaven.

  • Only official CSHM caps or hats may be worn. Caps or hats are never worn in classrooms or inside buildings.

  • Boys and Girls may wear moderate jewelry. Make-up may be worn in moderation. Earrings that stretch the earlobe hole "gauging", nose studs or rings or other body piercings are not permitted. Placing a piece of tape, band-aid, or any covering over pierced jewelry will not be accepted. If a piercing cannot be removed for any reason, the student will be sent home. 

  • Permanent or temporary tattoos, writing or markings on the body are not permitted.

  • Except for student names, writing of any kind, pins, patches, or anything in violation of the spirit of this regulation, on backpacks is not permitted.

The general spirit of the dress code is that students should be modest and moderate in terms of dress and appearance at school and school functions. Compliance with these regulations is subject to the judgment of the school administration.  It is suggested that any questions concerning the appropriateness of any dress/appearance items be referred to the Dean of Students prior to making a styling decision or purchase.

All uniform violations will be confiscated every morning and students will receive detention. 

Non-Compliance with Dress Code and Events

Students at sporting events or other school related events are required to comply with dress standards or may be asked to leave the activity. Students may be liable to disciplinary action.




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