We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God.
II Corinthians 5:20 (NIV)
Click here to view the 2016-17 Upper School Standards of Dress document.
There is no such thing as a perfect dress code! The standards of dress at NCS are “business casual.” This reflects a desire to uphold standards of modesty and professionalism for our students as they prepare for adulthood.
Students are given freedom and responsibility for their clothing choices within the values and good educational practices of Norfolk Christian Schools to allow them to pursue instruction and learning without distraction. This Norfolk Christian School dress code is designed to provide ease of interpretation, compliance, and enforcement. Clearly, the specifics of the dress code do not determine your level of Christian spirituality. Rather, it is your attitude in submitting to those in authority (Romans 13:1, Hebrews 13:17, I Peter 2:13) that is crucial.
Parental Responsibility and Support
Parents are responsible for their children being in compliance with Norfolk Christian School's dress code standards as well as supporting staff interpretation and enforcement of these guidelines. Because any guideline requires some level of discretion and judgment on the part of faculty and administrators, there will inevitably be disagreements over interpretation. Parents and students are responsible for cooperating with the NCS staff when these disagreements arise. If there is a question about the acceptability of a particular item, it may be brought to the Dean of Students or Director of Counseling for clarification before wearing it to school. Students and parents are responsible for adhering to these guidelines so we may pursue the deeper questions of life and Godliness.
Upper School Standards Of Dress
Norfolk Christian gives Middle School and High School students the privilege of a dress code rather than requiring uniforms. Cooperation with these standards reflects maturity, accountability and respect for authority, traits that are paramount in developing young adults of character and followers of Christ. We rely on our partnership with families to reinforce these guidelines and to help our students make wise decisions about their appearance at school.