Dress Code

Uniforms are required for both boys and girls in grades one through 12. Students’ attire should be neat at all times. Complete uniforms are to be worn every day. Summer uniform shorts can be worn from the start of school until September 30th and after May 1st.

Bishop Walsh School uniforms may be purchased from Land's End or Flynn O'Hara companies.

The guidelines set for dress and grooming reflect a traditional approach that is intended to direct the student in the areas of cleanliness and good taste. Anything that detracts from this traditional standard or deviates from the concept of good taste will be considered inappropriate and unacceptable.

For a list of requirements on Bishop Walsh Dress Code, consult the BW Student Handbook or contact the Main Office (301.724.5360).

MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS
Tops
  • Middle School - White, chambray blue or burgundy short or long-sleeved polo
  • High School – polo shirt (September & May)
  • High School - White button-up long-sleeved shirt (October through April)
Bottoms
  •  Burgundy & gray plaid skirt or skort -- to be worn no more than three inches above the bend of the knee. Any student who repeatedly violates this policy will lose the privilege of wearing the uniform skirt.
  • Khaki pants with dress belt
Sweaters
  • Burgundy, gray or navy cardigan with no hood
Socks / Tights
  • White, burgundy, gray or navy knee socks or tights
Shoes
  • Rubber soled dress shoes in black, navy or brown
  • Casual canvas VANS or similar styles are not permitted
Hair
  • Hair must be neat and well-groomed for all students. Hair color must be the students’ naturalcolor. Fad or extreme hair styles will not be allowed. 

MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL BOYS

Tops
  • Middle School - White, chambray blue or burgundy short or long-sleeved polo
  • High School – polo shirt (September & May)
  • High School - White button-up long-sleeved shirt with tie (October through April)
Bottoms
  • Khaki pants with dress belt

Sweaters

  •  Burgundy, gray or navy sweater with no hood
Socks
  • Dark colored dress socks
Shoes
  • Rubber soled dress shoes in black, navy or brown
  • Casual canvas VANS or similar styles are not permitted
Hair
  • Hair must be neat and well-groomed for all students. Hair color must be the students’ naturalcolor. Fad or extreme hair styles will not be allowed.
  • Male students must have their hair neatly trimmed on all sides, the length not to exceed the top of the shirt collar (back), the eyebrows (front) and the earlobes (sides).  They must also be clean-shaven.
OPTIONAL:
1. Small, appropriate jewelry for girls; no excessive jewelry.
2. Shorts worn under the skirt should not be visible.
3. If a tee shirt is worn under the uniform shirt, it must be solid white without lettering or designs.
NOT PERMITTED:
1. No stripes or prints may be worn with a polo shirt or a button-down oxford blouse.
2. Sandals, athletic or canvas shoes
3. Oversized sweaters
4. Shorts, cargos, or capris
5. Hats
WARM WEATHER UNIFORM: During the months of August, September, May, and June, high school
students are to wear Lands’ End (Lands’ End School Uniform Catalog) selected colored polos. The summer
dress code always includes tailored dress shoes worn with socks. 

ELEMENTARY GIRLS

  • Jumper
    • Burgundy/grey plaid tunic style jumper (purchased from Flynn & O’Hara)
  • Tops
    • White button up short or long sleeve blouse
    • White or burgundy short or long sleeve polo
    • Burgundy polo shirt purchased from the Bishop Walsh Bookstore
  • Bottoms
    • Khaki pants
    • Khaki skorts (must be no more than 3 inches above the bend of the knee.)
    • Khaki uniform shorts (summer and gym days
    • Grey sweatpants (may be worn over shorts on gym days)
    • Lands’ End burgundy and gray plaid skirt, skort, or top-of-the-knee jumper
  • Sweaters
    • Grey, white or burgundy cardigan with no hood
    • Burgundy Bishop Walsh sweatshirt purchased from the Bishop Walsh Bookstore
  • Socks
    • White, grey or burgundy knee socks
    • White, grey or burgundy crew socks
    • White or grey tights
  • Shoes
    • Rubber soled dress shoes (non-marking) black, navy or brown. Heels must not exceed 2 inches.
    • White tennis shoes
  • No makeup, fingernail polish or jewelry may be worn except for small earrings and watches.


ELEMENTARY BOYS

  • Tops
    • White short or long sleeve polo
    • Burgundy polo shirt purchased from the Bishop Walsh Bookstore.
    • Burgundy or white polo shirts.
  • Bottoms
    • Khaki pants with a black or brown belt
    • Khaki uniform shorts (summer and gym days)
    • Grey sweatpants (may be worn over shorts on gym days)
  • Sweaters
    • Grey, white or burgundy cardigan with no hood
    • Grey, white or burgundy v-neck sleeveless sweater
    • Burgundy Bishop Walsh sweatshirt purchased from the Bishop Walsh Bookstore.
  • Socks
    • White or grey socks
  • Shoes
    • Dark colored rubber soled dress shoes or tennis shoes
  • No jewelry may be worn except watches.
  • Hair must be neat, clean and well-groomed. Male students must have their hair neatly trimmed on all sides, the length not to exceed the top of the dress shirt collar (back), the eyebrows (front), and the earlobes (sides). Hair color must be the student’s natural color. Fad or extreme hairstyles will not be allowed.
  • All articles belonging to the students are to be labeled. Any articles found will be turned into the school office. Any articles left in the lost & found will be forwarded to charitable organizations.