Uniform Policy
It is our strong belief that a student’s appearance for school has an impact on his/her attitude, behavior and readiness to learn. A formal dress code is not meant to stifle the individuality of our students since every child still remains unique and special while wearing a uniform that shows membership in our community of faith and learning. It is important that we establish a standard of modesty and decorum that contributes to an environment of respect and mutual understanding. Parents have the primary responsibility for ensuring that their children follow these guidelines. Teachers also have a responsibility for taking appropriate action when guidelines​ ​are​ ​not​ ​followed.

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.

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 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.

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.

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).

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.

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.