School Uniform

The purpose of the dress code is to encourage focus on academics, rather than fashion, and to emphasize a scholarly atmosphere while at school.

School uniforms promote a sense of pride in the school and unity between students. School uniforms signal to both the wearer and to the outside community a pride in ownership and involvement in something special at Cambridge International School of Tunis. Additionally, uniforms can serve to reduce classroom distractions

Dress Code:

The purpose of the CIST Dress Code is to improve the school's positive learning environment by minimizing distractions and ensuring modesty and comfort for all students. Students must be in appropriate attire when they arrive at school and until the end of the school day. All clothing worn on school property must be tasteful and modest. Uniforms are a great way to bring our students together while making it easy to decide what to wear at school in the morning.

The Dress Code will be in effect at all times on campus and during all school related activities unless otherwise specified by the school administration.

General rules:

  • Uniforms must be worn when students arrive at school until the end of the school day.
  • All clothing worn on campus or at school events should be tasteful and modest.
  • Hats or caps cannot be worn inside the building.
  • Male students are not allowed to wear earrings or any type of body piercing at school or at any school-sponsored activity.
  • Hair styles or extremely unnatural hair colour are not allowed.
  • Male students are not allowed to have hair longer than the center of the collar or bottom of the ears. The hair cannot be below the


Students are expected to groom themselves in such a way as to reflect cultural expectations of Tunisia, neatness, cleanliness and safety. Inappropriate grooming includes but is not limited to:

  • Lack of cleanliness
  • Long hair for male students (longer than 15 centimetres)
  • Long fingernails

The administration has the right to determine whether any particular mode of dress or grooming is acceptable or not. Administration may remove the student from class and ask parent/guardian to change dress or groom before sending the student to the class.

Student may not wear school uniforms if not specifically requested during:

  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Field trips
  • School trips
  • Physical Education
  • Summer School
  • School Programs

The student or parent/guardian should seek permission from the school principal, if the student will not be able to wear school uniform due to acceptable reasons such as loss of uniform, until they get a new uniform.