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BPCS Dress Code

At Brooklyn Prospect, we aim to serve a diverse group of learners in an inclusive and creative environment. In order to foster a positive learning community with students from a wide range of racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, we expect our students to demonstrate respect for all community members through modest attire.

Flynn O’Hara is the “official” uniform provider for Brooklyn Prospect. All required clothing can be purchased through their website or at their Brooklyn store:


   6719 18th Avenue
   Brooklyn, NY 11204

   www.flynnohara.com/school/ny775


We encourage families to order uniforms as soon as possible, to allow for lead times in the busy season. Please call ahead for hours of operation: (718) 567-8630.

All students are required to arrive at school in full uniform.  The school uniform must be worn respectfully and through the completion of the school day. The final decision concerning the appropriateness of clothing will be made by the school administration. Parents of students who arrive in school out of uniform will be contacted to bring a change of clothes.

Students may not wear hats or headgear of any type in the building. Headphones (including ear buds) are not allowed in the hallways or classrooms. Religious observance and health-related headgear is exempt.


ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Kindergarten students do not change for physical education.

  • Regulation polo shirt (white or green, long or short sleeves) with Brooklyn Prospect monogram (only available at Flynn O’Hara).
  • Trousers, shorts, shorts, skirt, skort, or drop waist jumper (khaki or black).
    While Flynn O’Hara carries options of this type clothing, students are welcome to wear any brand of trouser, shorts, skort, or drop waist jumper.
  • or
  • Regulation black sweatpants with green logo (Flynn O’Hara).
  • Regulation BPCS heather grey sweater with logo (Flynn O’Hara). This item is optional, however, polo shirts may only be covered by this sweater.

Please note:

  • All denims, trousers, shorts, skirts, and skorts must be worn at the waist. While shirts are not required to be tucked in, a belt is required if pants, shorts, etc. DO NOT remain at the waist.  Trousers, shorts, etc. must be solid, and cannot have stripes, logos, imprints, etc.
  • Only regulation black sweatpants with green logo may be worn, no other sweatpants are permitted.  
  • Leggings, jeggings, or tights are considered undergarments and, if worn, must be accompanied by denims, trousers, skirts or shorts and must be dark green, navy, khaki or black colored
  • Pants may not be too loose or too tight.
  • Shorts, skirts, skorts, (and any slits) must be no higher than two inches above the knee.
  • Shorts must be worn underneath skirts and dresses.
  • Hoods may NOT be worn inside the building; this includes hats or other types of headgear. (Includes boys and girls).  Only head coverings as part of a religious belief or medical need will be allowed.

 


MIDDLE SCHOOL

Separate uniforms are required for gym and other school sports.

FOR ACADEMIC CLASSES:

  • Regulation polo shirt - IMPORTANT NOTE: a polo MUST be worn each day.
    • white or green, long or short sleeve, with Brooklyn Prospect monogram - available at Flynn O’Hara (BPCS uniform suppliers)
    • or white polo with BPCS monogram available through the PTSO
  • Bottoms - trousers, denim, shorts, skirt, or skort- SOLID khaki or black.
    While Flynn O’Hara carries options of this type clothing, students are welcome to wear any brand of trouser, shorts, skort or skirt. etc.
  • Sweaters -  regulation polo shirts may only be covered by
    • a regulation BPCS heather grey sweater with logo available at Flynn O’Hara.
    • a black zip or grey fleece jacket with logo available through the PTSO
    • a solid grey or black, non-hooded sweater.


 FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION/DANCE ("PE") CLASS:

  • Regulation green BPCS t-shirt with white logo.  (Flynn O’Hara)
  • Regulation black sweatpants or gym shorts with green logo.  (Flynn O’Hara)
  • Students may NOT wear PE clothing to school.  They are required to change for PE class.

Please note:

  • All denims, trousers, shorts, skirts, and skorts must be worn at the waist. Drawstring waists are not allowed. While shirts are not required to be tucked in, a belt is required if pants, shorts, etc. DO NOT remain at the waist.  Trousers, shorts, etc. must be solid, no stripes, logos, imprints, etc. Gym shorts are not permitted during academic classes.
  • Sweatpants are not permitted except as regulation gym uniform during PE class.  Leggings, jeggings, or tights are considered undergarments and, if worn, must be accompanied by denims, trousers, skirts or shorts.
  • Pants may not be too loose or too tight.
  • Shorts, skirts, skorts, (and any slits) must be no higher than two inches above the knee.
  • No holes or tears are allowed in any garments worn by students.
  • Head covering as part of a religious belief or medical need will be allowed.  
  • Polo shirts may only be covered by a heather gray sweater.
  • No clothing or jewelry may be worn with suggestive or questionable language or drawings. (some examples may include, but are not limited to the following: graffiti, gang related symbols, racial, ethnic, and/or sexual slogans or innuendos, tobacco products, pictures or language about alcohol, violence, weapons, drugs, language that is blatantly disrespectful of others’ beliefs, or images deemed offensive or not in good taste).
  • Hoods may NOT be worn inside the building, this includes hats or other types of headgear. (Includes boys and girls)
  • Only closed back shoes are permitted. No flip flops are allowed.
     

HIGH SCHOOL
 

FOR ACADEMIC CLASSES:
While the high school has no official school uniform for academic classes, we expect our students  to demonstrate respect for all community members through modest attire. Brooklyn Prospect students may be creative with their ideas, which may be expressed through attire, but must also be respectful in their appearance.  

 

Please note:

  • Trousers, shorts, skirts and skorts must be worn at the waist.
  • Shorts, skirts, skorts, (and any slits) must be no higher than two inches above the knee.
  • No spaghetti straps; shirt straps must be a minimum of three fingers wide.
  • Leggings, jeggings, or tights are considered undergarments and, if worn, must be accompanied by trousers, skirts or shorts of an appropriate length.
  • Ripped or torn garments, such as fashionably torn jeans, may only be worn over leggings. No skin may be exposed through torn or transparent clothing.
  • For safety reasons, open-backed shoes, such as flip flops, are not allowed.
  • No clothing or jewelry may be worn with suggestive or questionable language or drawings. Some examples of this include, but are not limited to the following: graffiti, gang related symbols, racial, ethnic, and/or sexual slogans or innuendos, tobacco products, pictures or language about alcohol, violence, weapons, drugs, language that is blatantly disrespectful of others’ beliefs, or images deemed offensive or not in good taste.

Brooklyn Prospect students may be creative with their ideas, which may be expressed through attire, but must also be respectful in their appearance. Students referred to the Dean’s office for dress code violations will be asked to change into appropriate clothing or cover the offense clothing or message. A repeated violation in dress code policy may result in parent/student meeting and/or disciplinary action in accordance with school policy and procedures. Parents of students who arrive in school out of dress code will be contacted to bring a change of clothes.

 

FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION/DANCE ("PE") CLASSES

  • Regulation green BPCS t-shirt with white logo.  (Flynn O’Hara)
  • Regulation black sweatpants or gym shorts with green logo.  (Flynn O’Hara)
  • Students may NOT wear PE clothing to school.  They are required to change for PE class.

 

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