Wardrobe & Uniforms

The Hamilton District Christian High School dress code has been constructed in order to help the school meet its mission. A student dress code gives the student an immediate sense of belonging while enhancing the image of the school in the community. The goal of the Hamilton District Christian High wardrobe is to present ourselves both in school and out in the community as ambassadors of HDCH. As such, we expect our students to look neat, and feel comfortable.

The dress code policy is in effect while at school, including lunch and spares and during exams. Students observe the dress code for all school days and school-related activities. Special dress days, such as spirit days and dress down days, take place throughout the year.


How to Order

Hamilton District Christian High has a contract with McCarthy Uniforms. Find more information about locations, options, pricing and ordering here:

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Wardrobe Basics


Tops must be a McCarthy shirt or an HDCH spirit sweatshirt.

McCarthy shirt options include:

  • long or short sleeved golf shirt
  • white blouse
  • sweater vest
  • pull-over sweater
  • zip up sweater
  • navy and burgundy rugby shirt (this item is part of our wardrobe, but it is not available for purchase from McCarthy)

Spirit Wear options (sold by McCarthys twice annually, supply is limited):

  • Hoodie with HDCH logo
  • Crewneck with HDCH logo
  • Quarter-zip with HDCH logo

BOTTOMS: Bottoms may be purchased from McCarthy or another store, provided they meet the colour, style and fabric specifications of our policy.


  • Style: Flat front, pleated, straight-legged or elasticized pants (no sweat pants)
  • Material: cotton, cotton blend, athletic nylon
  • Colour: khaki (beige/tan) or navy only
  • no large brand logos or messaging may appear on pants


  • Same styling, material, and colour as above
  • Mid-length or longer
  • no “short” shorts
  • Athletic “soccer” shorts are not considered appropriate for school uniform use

Accessories and Footwear

To enhance your personal style you are welcome to: include jewelry, socks, belts, and hair ornaments, provided they do not detract from, cover up, or change the uniform style and fit. Students are welcome to wear footwear of their choice, again noting our desire for students to look neat and feel comfortable.

Hats are not part of our uniform and may not be worn in the building during the school day.

Special Dress Days (i.e. Dress Down Days and Spirit Wear Day) take place throughout the year. Students Council selects dates and communicates with students well in advance

Physical Education classes do not require a specific uniform. Students are asked to bring athletic wear, including shoes, for class. Teachers will provide guidelines if needed.

If you have McCarthy’s items you’d like to sell, please email the office to find out about upcoming uniform sale opportunities: info@hdch.org, or call the school at 905.648.6655.