Uniform Policy

GENERAL​ ​UNIFORM​ ​INFORMATION​ ​for​ ​Grade​ ​K​ ​-​ ​8

UNIFORM​ ​SUPPLIER - In order to keep continuity within the school, there is only one supplier of the Catholic Academy of Bridgeport Uniform: Blake Uniform ​Company. They have a conveniently located store located in Stratford and online ordering is available. Blake’s is aware of all of the uniform items necessary for each grade level.

JEWELRY - Jewelry is limited to post earrings only (nothing that dangles or has hoops for safety reasons). Only one watch (non-beeping) and a simple cross or holy medal on a chain may be worn. No body piercings, nose rings, no tattoos or halogen contacts are permitted. Students should be discouraged from bringing or wearing valuables to school. The school is not responsible for loss or damage to personal property. 

MAKE-UP/NAIL​ ​POLISH  - Girls may not wear make-up of any type to school. Nails must be natural (no fake, acrylics, etc.) and only clear polish may be worn. There may be special times when the principal allows this guideline to change. 

HAIR -  Hair must be neatly styled and washed frequently, and left as its natural color (no highlighting, dying, etc.) Hair must not block the student’s vision. Bangs must be above the eyebrow for both boys and girls. Boys’​ ​hair​ ​must​ ​be​ ​above​ ​–​ ​not​ ​touching​ ​–​ ​the​ ​shirt​ ​collar​ ​and​ ​trimmed​ ​around​ ​the​ ​ears. No extreme hair styles are allowed. This pertains to but is not limited to, mohawks, shaved sides,​ ​sideburns,​ ​etc.​ ​ ​No​ ​designs​ ​or​ ​symbols​ ​can​ ​be​ ​cut​ ​into​ ​the​ ​hair. 

HAIR​ ​ACCESSORIES  - Excessive or distracting hair ornaments are not allowed. Hair ornaments must be worn in the hair, not on the wrists. Headbands must be plain navy blue, white or red to match the uniform colors. Girls may also wear the uniform plaid headband, scrunchies or bows sold at Blake’s. NO bandanas are allowed. 


SHOES​ ​FOR​ ​DRESS​ ​UNIFORM  - Students are expected to wear solid color navy blue, black or brown shoes with the dress uniform. Parents are asked to make sure that the shoes are sturdy and appropriate for climbing stairs. Tie or slip on shoes may be worn in styles similar to Merrell, Oxford, Saddle Shoes, or Loafers. The following are not permitted: moccasins, slippers, sandals, open-backed shoes, any type of shoes that resemble sneakers, boots, hi-top shoes, clogs, crocs, Birkenstock or any shoes with a heel​ ​over​ ​two​ ​inches​ ​(measured​ ​from​ ​the​ ​back​ ​exterior​ ​of​ ​the​ ​shoe). 

SHOES​ ​FOR​ ​GYM - All students must wear sneakers to participate in the physical education program. Sneakers must be free of wheels, lights and distracting ornaments. The sneakers must have a tan sole, black soles damage the gym floor and are not allowed. Consistent participation in gym is expected. A student who consistently is out of gym uniform/sneakers will receive an infraction notice that must be signed by the parent. A student will receive a zero in each gym class missed and this will effect the student’s overall grade. If a special event (e.g. Mass, Assembly, etc.) falls on a student’s gym day, he/she should wear the formal uniform and bring sneakers in their backpack. 

FLEECE​ ​JACKET/OUTERWEAR  - The St. Ann Academy fleece outerwear may be worn by middle school students only during the school day in lieu of sweaters and cardigans as an upper school privilege. The fleece must be zipped half-way up and may not be worn around the waist. Cardigan and v-neck school sweaters may also be worn. No other sweatshirts, fleece or sweaters can be worn. Younger students must wear the uniform cardigan or sweater in classrooms; no other sweatshirts or sweaters are allowed. Student sweaters are not permitted to be tied at the waist. 



Specific​ ​Uniform​ ​Information

Boys​ ​–​ ​Grades​ 2​ ​–​ ​8 

Dress Uniform Requirements

● SHIRT​ ​- ​Blake’s Uniform white Oxford button down collar shirt with Catholic Academy logo (short or long sleeve)
● PANTS​ ​ ​Blake’s khaki dress pants with adjustable waist
● SHORTS​ ​ ​Blake’s khaki dress shorts (​May​ ​be​ ​worn​ ​daily​ ​from​ ​the​ ​opening​ ​day​ ​through​ ​mid-October​ ​and​ ​May​ ​–​ ​closing​ ​day).
● TIE​ ​ ​Blake’s school plaid clip on or self –tie
● SOCKS​ ​ ​white or navy blue crew socks (must​ ​be​ ​ankle​ ​high​) 
● SWEATER​ ​ ​Blake’s V-neck cardigan with Catholic Academy logo. St.​ ​Ann​ ​fleece​ ​jacket​ ​is​ ​an​ ​option​ ​for​ ​boys​ ​in​ ​grade​ ​6​ ​–​ ​8​ ​and​ ​may​ ​be​ ​worn​ ​during​ ​the​ ​school​ ​day.


Dress​ ​Uniform​ ​Requirements ● BLOUSE​ ​ ​Blake’s Uniform blouse button down collar to be worn under the jumper ● JUMPER​ ​ ​Blake’s Uniform red plaid jumper (NO LOGO) (The​ ​jumper​ ​may​ ​not​ ​be​ ​shorter​ ​than​ ​3​ ​inches​ ​above​ ​the​ ​knee​ ​all​ ​year.​ ​ ​Please​ ​consider this​ ​before​ ​making​ ​any​ ​alterations.) ● SWEATER​ ​ ​Blake’s Uniform red cardigan with Catholic Academy logo Please​ ​note​ ​that​ ​other​ ​sweatshirts,​ ​jackets,​ ​and​ ​sweaters​ ​MAY​ ​NOT​ ​be​ ​worn​ ​in​ ​school. ● SOCKS​ ​ ​navy blue or white, ankle socks, knee socks or tights (must​ ​be​ ​plain,​ ​no​ ​ribbing​ ​or adornment) ● LEGGINGS​ ​ ​Blake’s Uniform dark navy blue with St. Ann Academy logo (Worn​ ​under​ ​the jumper​ ​November​ ​1st​ ​to​ ​end​ ​of​ ​April)

Girls Grades​ ​K​ ​–​ ​5

Dress​ ​Uniform​ ​Requirements

● BLOUSE​ -​ ​Blakes' Uniform blouse button down collar to be worn under the jumper 
● JUMPER -​ ​Blake’s Uniform red plaid jumper (NO LOGO). (​The​ ​jumper​ ​may​ ​not​ ​be​ ​shorter​ ​than 3 inches​ ​above​ ​the​ ​knee​ ​all​ ​year.​ ​ ​Please​ ​consider​ ​this​ ​before​ ​making​ ​alterations).
● SWEATER​ ​-​ Blake’s red sweater with Catholic Academy logo (No​ ​other​ ​sweater​ ​may​ ​be​ ​worn).

Please note that other sweatshirts, jackets, and sweaters MAY NOT be worn in school.

● SOCKS​ ​- ​navy blue or white ankle socks, knee socks or plain tights (no​ ​ribbing​ ​or​ ​adornment).
●  LEGGINGS - Blake's Uniform dark navy blues with St. Ann Academy logo (Worn under the jumper November 1st to end of April).

PHYSICAL​ ​EDUCATION​ ​REQUIREMENTS​
​ALL​ ​STUDENTS​ ​PK​ ​-​ ​EIGHTH​ ​GRADE

This uniform is to be worn on physical education days except when we have a school liturgy or special assembly/event. 

● SHORTS​ ​ ​Blake’s Uniform navy blue knit shorts with school logo (Please​ ​note​ ​that​ ​shorts​ ​may​ ​not​ ​be​ ​worn​ ​mid-October​ ​to​ ​end​ ​of​ ​April). 
● SWEATPANTS​ ​ ​Blake’s Uniform navy blue sweatpants with Catholic Academy logo 
● SWEATSHIRT​ ​ ​Blake’s Uniform navy blue crew sweatshirt with Catholic Academy logo 
● T-SHIRT​ ​ ​Blake’s Uniform white t-shirt with Catholic Academy logo 
● SNEAKERS​ ​ ​basic sneakers without wheels or other “accessories” – no black soles 
● SOCKS​ ​ ​ ​white/navy blue ankle socks (socks​ ​must​ ​be​ ​above​ ​the​ ​ankle).​ No other color is permitted. 




Scheduled​ ​Out​ ​of​ ​Uniform​ ​Days

During the year there will be certain days when the uniform is not required. Dress on those days will be in compliance with the rules of modesty and decorum.

Students​ ​May​ ​NOT​ ​Wear:

  • skirts/dresses shorter than three inches above the knee
  • flip-flop sandals
  • open back shoes
  • tank tops
  • T-shirts with inappropriate writing or design
  • form fitting shirts/shorts/pants/skirts/dresses
  • sneakers that convert to roller skates
  • biker shorts/shirts
  • pajama pants
  • make-up



ALL​ ​UNIFORM​ ​REGULATIONS​ ​AND​ ​GUIDELINES​ ​ARE​ ​SUBJECT​ ​TO​ ​THE​ ​DISCRETION​ ​OF THE​ ​PRINCIPAL