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At CTTH, we believe that a neat and orderly appearance enhances the focus, concentration, and mood of a student. It also creates a sense of purpose and respect for the student’s daily task of study and education, and a professional and academic environment conducive to learning and growth. Our students are the de facto ambassadors of a Torah education in the city, and must dress the part. Being presentable, neat, and clean is a great Torah value, as it says in the Talmud, “Cleanliness leads to purity, holiness, and humility” (Yerushalmi Shekalim 3:3).


We ask all CTTH parents to please help us maintain a respectable dress code at school, that strikes a balance between absolute uniformity and individuality, as per the ethos of the Cape Town Torah High. We reserve the right to enforce wardrobe infractions by denying admittance to class.



  • Shirts - Shirts must be white (any brand) or light blue. Shirts must be buttoned up, tucked in, and remain so for the duration of the day.

  • Seniors can choose the dark blue shirt as well.

  • Pants - Pants must be black (any brand) or the navy blue, timber, or beige listed below only.

  • Shoes - Shoes must be black. Dress shoes or black sneakers are fine.

  • Kippa - Boys are expected to wear their own kipa all day at CTTH. While playing ball, students should have a cap to keep their kipa on.

  • Tzitzit - Boys are expected to wear Tzitzit at CTTH. The school will have pairs on hand to sell to any students who cannot obtain on their own.

  • Jerseys - CTTH has sourced excellent jerseys that are warm, dignified, and a jacket (great for indoors too) perfect for the Capetonian winter.

  • Hair - Hair must be kept at neat length. Peyot are expected to be observed.



  • Girls are expected to dress according to the Girls Wardrobe

  • Skirt lengths have to be over the knee.  Slits are not allowed to go above the knee.

  • School cardigan or jackets.

  • Hair of any natural hair color, and hairstyle should be appropriate for school.

  • Visible and appropriate single piercings in ears only.

  • Dark takkies/ dress shoes/ pumps.

  • No nail polish/makeup/showy jewelry

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