Committed To Excellence In Education Since 1993

Dress Codes

At the Christian Academy of Western New York, we are always endeavoring to improve our dress code and to make it more consistent.   

In a day of slovenly and careless dress, it is beneficial to our Christian testimony that CAWNY maintain certain standards of refinement. As stated in the Code of Conduct, CAWNY emphasizes the development of self-discipline and submission to authority as well as the assertion that attendance at CAWNY is a privilege and not a right. Students are expected to abide by the spirit of as well as the letter of the law. In general, clothing should be chosen that is modest and conservative in cut and fit, as well as clean and neatly pressed in appearance. Although some modern styles may fit this code, it is quite possible they will not.

Parents of Elementary and Middle School students who come to school in improper clothing will be contacted and asked to bring proper clothing to the Main Office for their student to change into immediately.

High School students who come with improper clothing receive a detention the first two times and an in-school suspension the third time.

Parents are asked to please inspect the dress of their child and do not permit them to leave home in any questionable clothing – either according to their own standards or ours.

The Academy reserves the right to make all final judgments in the interpretation of the dress code.

For the dress code details, please see the specific grade level or event on the upper right hand side of this page.