Student Life

Dress Code

All students are required to wear Lands' End uniform pants. Uniform shirts are available for purchase at the McKenna Marketplace school store and online


  • Create an atmosphere conducive to learning
  • Be easily observable and enforceable
  • Promote student safety
  • Project a good image of the school
  • Allow for comfort and variety
  • Promote good taste and ensure modesty
Enrollment at Saint Viator implies agreement with and acceptance of the dress code. All students are to arrive properly attired and to remain in dress code at all times during the school day. Final interpretation of the dress code is made by the Dean of Students. A student out of dress code will be required to change before returning to class. Also, class periods missed for dress code violations are considered unexcused absences.

General Guidelines

List of 5 items.

  • Tops

    • The only acceptable dress code item for warmth is the navy or gray school quarter-zip sold exclusively at McKenna Marketplace at Saint Viator.
    • Sweatshirts MAY NOT be worn as a part of the dress code.
    • Outdoor jackets are to be left in lockers.
    • A dress code polo must be worn underneath the school-authorized quarter-zip.
    • Saint Viator polos can be worn with a solid-colored t-shirt underneath.
    • Team, club, or organization polo shirts are not a part of the regular dress code but may be worn on Fridays as spirit apparel. 
    • All tops are available to purchase at McKenna Marketplace at Saint Viator.
  • Pants/Slacks

    • School-authorized pants can be purchased directly from Lands' End in navy or khaki.
    • Students must order and wear only the approved styles with the SV logo on the pant pocket on the Saint Viator page of the Lands’ End website or the Lands’ End portal on the school website.
    • Pants cannot be modified except for the hem.
    • Pants must be worn at the waist.
    • No shorts.
  • Shoes

    • Dress Code appropriate: Dress shoes, athletic shoes, or closed-toe clogs
    • Socks must be worn.
    • No flip flops or slippers are allowed.
    • Sandals can be worn during the following months: August, September, May, and June. All sandals must have heel straps (for safety reasons).
    • Any shoes/boots deemed unsafe or extreme by the Deans are not permitted.
    • Boots can only be worn from the first day of December through the final day of February. Boots may not be worn with uniform pants tucked into them. Uniform pants must cover your boots. Boots may only be ankle height. Boots, if they have laces, must be tied to assure safety. Boots can only be worn during this time period unless it is approved by the Administration.
  • Spirit Days

    • On days designated by the Administration, students may wear any Saint Viator shirt, including any Saint Viator logo spirit t-shirt or sweatshirt.
    • Cargo pants are not permitted.
    • On Fridays, students may wear the jersey, shirt, sweatshirt, or warm-up top from a sport or co-curricular activity.
    • Special requests for other non-dress code days should be submitted and pre-approved by the president or principal. 
  • Other General Guidelines

    • Hats or other headwear and sunglasses must be removed upon entering the building.
    • Extreme jewelry is not permitted.
    • Earrings may only be worn in the ear; students are limited to wearing two earrings per ear.
    • References to tobacco, alcohol, or illegal narcotics are not permitted.
    • Chains cannot be worn as outerwear draped from pants pockets, belts, etc.
    • Visible tattoos and other body art are not permitted.
    • Hair is to be kept neat and clean; extreme hairstyles, multi-layered cuts, unnatural colors, etc. are unacceptable.
    • Facial hair must be neatly groomed.
Located in Arlington Heights, IL, Saint Viator High School is a private, co-ed, Catholic school for grades 9-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.