Dress Code & Uniforms

The way a student dresses affects the way he/she behaves. To maintain an atmosphere that is conducive to learning, we expect our students to be neat, clean, tidy and modest in appearance. The dress code is designed to allow our students to concentrate on developing religious, moral and ethical values that enhance positive self-esteem built on personal responsibility and Christian moral values. It is further designed with your child’s safety in mind.

The School/Principal reserves the right to make dress code exemptions based on the religious or cultural beliefs of the student and his/her parents.

Parker School Uniform (in Bellaire) is the exclusive supplier for uniform items. They may be reached at 713-661-6110 or www.parkersu.com. Students must be in complete uniform at all times. Notice of exceptions to this rule is sent home in advance.


Sweaters, Jackets & Coats

A navy blue cardigan with the SMP emblem can be worn in the classroom. The sweater can also be worn at Mass. A navy vest and/or jacket during cold weather are also acceptable outerwear in the classroom and church. Students may wear any color outerwear to school in cold and wet weather as long as it is not worn in the classroom.


Shoes/Socks

Please make sure that shoes have “non-skid soles”. For safety reasons, thongs, open toed, open back, and high-heeled shoes are not permitted. Minimum blue stripes are permissible. Other colored stripes/designs are not allowed. Shoes with characters, lights or wheels are not permitted either. Socks must be white and may not be below the ankle. Leggings are not permissible. Boots are not permissible.

Acceptable girls’ shoes:

  • Solid black, brown, white or navy Mary Janes;
  • Solid black, brown, white or navy baby doll styled shoes;
  • Solid black, brown, white or navy blue loafers;
  • Black, brown, white navy or white tennis shoes may have minimal blue stripes.

Acceptable boys’ shoes:

  • Solid black, brown or navy blue loafers;
  • Black, brown, white or navy blue tennis shoes may have minimal blue stripes.

Shoestrings for boys and girls must be solid black, brown, white or navy.


Girls’ Uniform – Grades Pre K through 3rd

White or royal blue polo shirt with St. Mary’s emblem embroidered on the front

Navy blue uniform pants or shorts (no shorter than 3” above the knee) with black, brown or navy belt

White uniform blouse with plaid jumper is required for Mass/Prayer Service days

Navy sweater

White or navy socks that are visible above the shoes

St. Mary’s t-shirt with blue jeans on the 1st Friday of each month


Girls’ Uniform – Grades 4th & 5th

White uniform blouse with blue plaid skirt and tie (only navy or white shorts under uniform) is required for Prayer Service/Mass days

White or royal blue polo shirt with St. Mary’s emblem embroidered on the front

Navy blue uniform pants or shorts (no shorter than 3” above the knee) with black, brown or navy belt

White or navy socks that are visible above the shoes

St. Mary’s t-shirt with blue jeans on the 1st Friday of each month


Boys’ Uniform-Grades Pre K through 5th

White or royal blue polo shirt with St. Mary’s emblem embroidered on the front or blue plaid button down shirt

Navy blue uniform pants or shorts (no shorter than 3” above the knee) with black, brown or navy belt

White or navy socks that are visible above the shoes

White oxford shirt, button down collar with plaid tie and navy pants or shorts is required for Mass

St. Mary’s t-shirt with blue jeans on the 1st Friday of each month

Cargo pants, skorts and capris are not permissible. Undershirts that are visible must be solid white. Sleeves of undershirts are not to be longer than the sleeves of the uniform shirts.


Grooming

Hair ribbons for girls must be white, navy or blue plaid. Girls and boys hair must be neat and appealing and must not obstruct vision. Hair color must be the student’s natural color.

Caps, earrings, sculptured hair, lines, designs, spikes, ponytails, braids, plats, tails and similar styles are not acceptable for boys.

Extremes in style are to be avoided.  Hair that obscures a student’s face and boys’ hair that is below the top of the collar is unacceptable.

Girls may not wear colored nail polish or lipstick.

Jewelry should be minimal and religious in nature.  Girls with pierced ears may wear single stud, small ball earrings or small religious earrings. Students may be asked to remove any jewelry that might be disruptive to the learning environment.