Our school dress code has been established to develop student attitudes and behaviors that honor our Lord Jesus Christ and promote spiritual growth.
“All things are legitimate – permissible, and we are free to do anything we please; but not all things are helpful (expedient, profitable and wholesome). All things are legitimate, but not all things are constructive [to character] and edifying [to spiritual life]. Let no one then seek his own good and advantage and profit, but [rather let him seek the welfare of his neighbor] . . .” I Corinthians 10:23-24 (Amplified Bible)
The word “edify” literally means “the act of building” and is used figuratively in the New Testament to refer to the promotion of spiritual growth. As believers, it is our Biblical responsibility to conduct ourselves in word and deed (including dress) in a manner that glorifies God and promotes personal and corporate spiritual growth. Therefore, we require that every student at H.C.S. maintain an appearance, which conforms to the following guidelines.