Dress Code

St. Patrick School Dress Code

Personal appearance affects one’s attitude and behavior. Good grooming exhibited through cleanliness, decency, and neatness indicates self-respect. The learning atmosphere is promoted when students look their best and practice this discipline. We ask parents to ensure that their children are dressed appropriately for school. All clothes must be clean, without tears, holes, tattered, or faded and appropriately sized. The administration reserves the right to make discretionary judgments regarding the appropriateness of student dress.

Detailed dress code is below the visual.  You are welcome to purchase uniforms at any store.  JCPenney, Dennis Uniform, and Old Navy are popular choices.

Relaxed fit trousers
-must be solid color: navy blue or tan
-must have belt loops
-no exterior pockets (cargo pants/ exposed back pockets)
-no stretch pants, leggings without skirt/skort, denim, skinny pants or sweatpants
-solid colors: navy blue or tan
-must have belt loops
– length should be near knee-length or longer
-no exterior pockets (cargo shorts/ exposed back pockets)
-no biker shorts, gym shorts, denim shorts, or tight shorts
-Shorts may be worn in the fall through Oct. 15th and beginning in the spring on March 15th
-jumpers/ skirts must be solid color: navy blue or tan
-length should be at most 2” above the knee or longer
-may be worn year round with the appropriate undergarment:
-if a skort no additional undergarment required during shorts season
-ankle length/ solid color leggings must be worn Mid-October – Mid- March
-if an open bottomed jumper/skirt:
-shorts / legging must be worn underneath year-round and
must be solid color: navy blue, black, white, or gray
-6th – 8th grade girls may wear skirts or skorts in Pius plaid
(ask the school office for purchase info if needed)
-polo shirts are required
-must be solid color: white, forest green, or navy
-must have a full collar / may be short or long sleeved
-must be worn tucked in or banded
-banded shirts should be fitted just below the waist
-St. Patrick school logo on the polo optional
-undershirts (long or short sleeve) should be black, white, or gray
Please ensure your child has weather appropriate clothing items.
Coats, hoodies, or other non-uniform sweatshirts are for outdoor wear only and not to be worn to mass or in the classroom.
-may be a cardigan sweater, crewneck sweatshirt, or fleece (no hoods) (solid color: white, forest green, black, gray, or navy blue)
-St. Patrick’s sweatshirt or St. Patrick’s fleece jacket (purchased from school order: past or present)
-small chains with religious medals or crosses are allowed around the neck
-one small religious bracelets or a wristwatch is allowed for boys and girls (will be confiscated if they become a distraction) smartwatches are not allowed.
-stud earrings (no dangles or hoops) worn by girls only in the lower lobe of
the ear.
-facial or other visible body piercings are not allowed.
Makeup/nail polish
-no makeup -no nail polish -no nail designs -no fake nails -no fake tattoos
-required 3rd-8th grade / must be solid color: black or brown
Boys’ hair
– should be clean, a natural hair color, and neatly kept
-must not fall below the eyebrows, over the top of the ears, or past the top
of the collar
-the following are not allowed:
-shaved areas / designs, mohawks, extreme styles, pony tails, or top nots
-sideburns are not to go below the middle of the ear
-must be clean shaven
Girls’ hair
-hair should be clean, a natural hair color, and neatly kept
-headbands and hair accessories should be simple and not a distraction
-shaved areas are not allowed
-bangs should not be worn past eyebrows
-athletic shoes are required
-socks are required
-all shoes must be laced all the way up and fastened properly
-no sandals -no boots
-snow boots are allowed with a change of shoes. If boots are worn to school, shoes need to be changed into before entering the classroom
-socks are to be solid in color; black, white or gray and contain very little brand markings of the same colors
Shamrock Spirit Days:
Shamrock Spirit Days allow students to wear a St. Patrick’s logo t-shirt in lieu of their polo and appropriate full-length blue jeans or uniform bottoms
-Students must wear a St. Patrick logo t-shirt (purchased from ArtFX)
-Spirit days will be announced at school and sent home in the newsletter.
-jeans must be in good condition (no rips or tears); blue in color, no jeggings, leggings or tight pants are allowed