Dress Code & Uniforms

2018-2019 Dress Code

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.

Cookie’s Kids is the exclusive supplier for uniform items. They may be reached at (877) 942-6654 or www.cookieskids.com. Under the search tool use the code SMPC to access St. Mary’s School page.  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. 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. Colored stripes/designs are not allowed. Shoes with characters, lights or wheels are not permitted either. Socks/Stockings must be white and may not be below the ankle. Leggings are not permissible. Boots are not permissible.

Acceptable girls’ shoes:

Solid black, white or navy Mary Janes;

Solid black, white or navy baby doll styled shoes;

Solid black, white or navy blue loafers;

Black, white/navy or white tennis shoes.

Acceptable boys’ shoes:

Solid black or navy blue loafers;

Black, white or navy blue tennis shoes.

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


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.


Girls’ Uniform – Grades Pre K through 3rd

Regular

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 or navy belt

Solid blue jumper with St. Mary’s emblem embroidered on the front

White socks that are visible above the shoes

Hair ribbons must be white, navy or blue plaid

Formal (required for Mass days, but may be worn any day)

White uniform blouse w/logo with plaid jumper (only navy or white shorts under uniform) and/or Navy sweater w/ logo

White socks that are visible above the shoes or white stockings

Hair ribbons must be white, navy or blue plaid

Spirit Days

St. Mary’s t-shirt with blue jeans (with no rips or tears) on the 1st Friday of each month


Girls’ Uniform- Grades 4th & 5th

Regular

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 or navy belt

White socks that are visible above the shoes

Hair ribbons must be white, navy or blue plaid

Formal (required for Mass days, but may be worn any day)

White uniform blouse w/logo with blue plaid skirt and tie (only navy or white shorts under uniform) and/or Navy sweater w/logo

White socks that are visible above the shoes or white stockings

Hair ribbons must be white, navy or blue plaid

Spirit Days

St. Mary’s t-shirt (with emblem) and blue jeans (with no rips or tears) on the 1st Friday of each month


Girls’ Uniform- Grades 6th through 8th

Regular

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

Gray uniform pants or shorts (no shorter than 3″ above the knee) with black or navy belt

White socks that are visible above the shoes

Hair ribbons must be white, navy or blue plaid

Formal (required for Mass days, but may be worn any day)

White uniform blouse w/logo with blue plaid skirt and tie (only navy or white shorts under uniform) and/or Navy sweater w/logo

Navy Blazer with St. Mary’s Patch above left pocket

White socks that are visible above the shoes or white stockings

Hair ribbons must be white, navy or blue plaid

Spirit Days

St. Mary’s t-shirt (with emblem) and blue jeans (with no rips or tears) on the 1st Friday of each month


Boys’ Uniform-Grades Pre K through 5th

Regular

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, or navy belt

White socks that are visible above the shoes

Formal (required for Mass days, but may be worn any day)

White oxford shirt, button down collar with emblem and plaid tie

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

White socks that are visible above the shoes or white stockings

Spirit Days

St. Mary’s t-shirt (with emblem) and blue jeans (with no rips or tears) on the 1st Friday of each month


Boys’ Uniform-Grades 6th through 8th

Regular

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

Gray uniform pants or shorts (no shorter than 3″ above the knee) with black, or navy belt

White socks that are visible above the shoes

Formal (required for Mass days, but may be worn any day)

White oxford shirt, button down collar with emblem and plaid tie

Gray uniform pants or shorts (no shorter than 3″ above the knee) with black, or navy belt

White socks that are visible above the shoes or white stockings

Navy Blazer with St. Mary’s Patch above left pocket

Spirit Days

St. Mary’s t-shirt (with emblem) and blue jeans (with no rips or tears) on the 1st Friday of each month


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.

Parents are responsible for compliance with the dress code of St. Mary of the Purification Montessori School. Faculty members share the responsibility of enforcement. The administration reserves the right to decide whether a student’s dress or grooming is in accordance with the school’s high standards. St. Mary of the Purification Montessori School reserves the right to send any student home that arrives at school inappropriately dressed.

Students in violation of the uniform and personal appearance code are given notice of violation.