Schools have the right to create rules that provide an effective education for its students. This means that schools may include in their dress code 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.
The Academy’s uniform choice is based upon Orthodox Tradition which implies modesty and neatness.
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. (Any school codes you need are right there on the page below the links) 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.
All students must come to school neatly combed and dressed in clean uniforms.
Boys wear an evergreen polo shirt and navy chino (not cargo) pants, NO shorts.
Girls wear an evergreen polo shirt and options are the navy or plaid pleated, and the plaid or navy jumper. All skirts and jumpers should be at least to the middle of the knee. If your daughter is on the tall side for her size, you may need to order a size larger, or let hems down. Please adjust hemlines throughout the year as 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, no bling or cutouts) under their skirts or jumpers for modesty in play. Pants or sweatpants under skirts are not allowed.
We offer four alternatives to the logo crew sweatshirt—regular 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). (Coats or jackets, without writing or logos, 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 Land’s End. 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.
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 or white iron-on tape, so we can help get lost items home.
- Students are expected to be clean and well-groomed at all times.
- Make-up, bright nail polish, temporary tattoos, and dangly or hooped earrings are not permissible.
- Girls’ hair should be clean and neat. Small clips, ribbons or headbands that match the uniform or correspond to school colors are allowed and must be sensible/functional, rather than decorative in nature.
- Boys’ hair should be neatly cut and no longer than collar length.
- No student may dye his or her hair “unnatural” colors, ie: bright colors.
Revisions and/or changes may be made, as necessary, throughout the year for the well being of the entire school community. School parents support of this policy is of the utmost importance, and all families are asked to monitor their students’ uniform attire on a daily basis.
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.