Schools have the right to create rules that provide an effective education for its students. This means that school may include in their dress codes methods which further the goals of a learning institution and that prevents violent or abusive behavior. Most states have laws that allow school boards to make dress code rules for students within their district to promote a safe, disciplined school environment, prevent interference with schoolwork and discipline, and to encourage uniformity of student dress.
For students of St. Lawrence Academy, uniforms should be clean and in good repair.
Boys wear an evergreen polo shirt and navy chino (not cargo) pants.
Girls wear an evergreen polo shirt and options are the navy or plaid pleated skirt or the longer navy skort, and the plaid or navy jumper. Please adjust hemlines to the knee as the girls grow. Girls may wear socks and head scarves in navy, black, or white. Knee socks must be navy. Girls must wear navy blue or black shorts, tights, or leggings (to the ankle) under their skirts or jumpers for modesty in play. Pants or sweatpants under skirts are not allowed. Headbands must be evergreen, navy, white or black, and must be utilitarian rather than decorative in nature.
We offer four alternatives to the logo crew sweatshirt—a hoodie sweatshirt (with or without zipper) or a fleece jacket (full zip or half zip), all of which must carry the logo (available only from Lands’ End). (Naturally, coats or jackets of any sort are allowed on the way to and from school or on the playground on really cold days.) Shoes should be of a conservative style and suitable for active outdoor play.
Physical Education—Boys and Girls, Grades 4–8 ONLY
PE uniforms must be the designated Academy shirts and shorts purchased from our designated suppliers. The PE uniform consists of lace-up or Velcro athletic shoes with a closed toe, socks, navy shorts with an inseam of 6” or longer (no cargo shorts), and an evergreen T-shirt. Academy sweatshirts and navy sweatpants may be worn for cold weather. Grades K-3 do not need PE uniforms.
All uniform purchases can be made online at Land’s End, (with some alternatives being available at French Toast). Go to the uniform page on the school website for links to acceptable items from both suppliers. These are the only acceptable items (except for socks, leggings, headbands etc. which you can purchase anywhere as long as they conform). Please do not purchase other items or similar items from different suppliers. (Don’t say we didn’t warn you!)
Please note: Lands’ End has changed their PE and sweats offerings. They now have separate styles for boys and girls in T-shirts, shorts, sweatshirts, and sweatpants. Both girls’ and boys’ options are acceptable. The old Super-T is still available and acceptable as well. The twill shorts are no longer available, but old ones may still be worn.
Please note: All skirts and jumpers should be at least to the middle of the knee. If your girl is on the tall side for her size, you may need to order a size larger or let hems down. Please adjust hemlines through the year as girls grow.
Girls may wear navy or black shorts or fitted ankle-length leggings under their skirts, but not pants or sweatpants.
Wearing uniform clothing from past years is acceptable as long as items conform to the above guidelines and are in very good repair. Older styles from days gone by are not allowed.
The logo may be applied to all uniform parts except pants and skirts if you choose. It is required on the sweatshirt, hoodie, or jacket.
ALL clothing must be labeled at the neck or waistband with indelible marker on white iron-on tape, so we can help get lost items home.
To order: Go to the UNIFORM page and click on the Land’s End or French Toast link.
Any codes you might need are right there on the page below the links.