Lower School (Kindergarten – 4th Grades):

Pants (for boys or girls):  Khaki polyester, twill or dress corduroy; plain or pleated front.  All pants must fit the waist and inseam.  Designer, elastic ankle, oversized, cargo, or carpenter pants are not dress code compliant.

Jumpers/Skirts:  Plaid jumper or skirt purchased from Flynn O’Hara, or standard khaki jumper or skirt. Jumper or skirt length must be no more than 2 inches above the knee.

Shirts:  :  Hunter green polo, long or short sleeves (no cap sleeves).  Girl’s jumpers or skirts may be worn with a white Peter Pan collar blouse.

Upper School (5th – 8th Grades):

Pants (for boys or girls):  Navy polyester, twill or dress corduroy; plain or pleated front.  All pants must fit the waist and inseam. Designer, elastic ankle, oversized, cargo, or carpenter pants are not dress code compliant.

Skirts/Jumpers:  Plaid skirt or jumper purchased from Flynn O’Hara, or standard navy skirt or jumper. Skirt and jumper length must be no more than 2 inches above the knee.

Shirts:   White polo, long or short sleeves (no cap sleeves).

All Grades:

Sweaters: White, navy or hunter green; crew, cardigan, pullover or vest; no designs, monograms or decorative buttons.  A dress code compliant shirt must be worn with all sweaters.

Socks: Solid white or dark color crew socks.  Solid color knee socks, leggings or tights in white, black, hunter green (lower girls only) or navy (upper school girls only).

Spirit Wear: Hunter green official school spirit wear pull-overs.  A dress code compliant shirt must be worn beneath spirit wear.  St. Thomas School athletics pull-overs may only be worn on game days during the particular sports season. Sweatshirts, hoodies, non-St. Thomas pull-overs are not dress code compliant. 

Shoes: K – 8 Boys/Girls:  Black/dark toned shoes.  K – 8 Girls may wear all white sneakers or flats with foot covering.  PE Class Only:  Colored tennis shoes.  Boots, sandals, clogs, roller shoes, high heels, or platform shoes are not dress code compliant.  All shoes must have backs and toes.  Shoes must be tied at all times.

Shorts: (September, May and June only):  Walking shorts (boys and girls) — khaki for lower school, navy for upper school; knee length.  No cargo, carpenter, oversized or designer shorts regardless of color.

Monthly All-School Jean Day: Last Friday of the Month—participation optional.  Appropriate wear only: Jeans without holes, non-dress code shirts or t-shirts with appropriate printing permitted.  No sportswear—i.e. caps, jerseys, sweatpants, sports shorts—no pajamas, yoga pants, spandex, etc.

Monthly All-School Leadership Day: First Wednesday of the Month—participation required. Boys/Men in oxford white shirt with tie and dress code or better pants, Girls/Women in dresses, skirt, and blouse or dress slacks.

General:

Belt looped pants must be worn with a brown or black belt with metal buckle only.  All shirts and blouses must be tucked into pants or skirts.  One pair post earrings, girls only.  Polish/Make-up: None for lower school, minimal for upper school girls.  No distracting haircuts, unnatural colors or styles.  Jewelry:  Minimal.  No hats. No tattoos. Headmaster reserves the right to make final decisions in regard to interpreting and applying the dress code.

Non-Compliance Procedure:

AM Homeroom Dress Code Check—A student who is not dress-code compliant will call home from the office to have dress code wear brought to school. Students are re-admitted to the classroom only after being dress code compliant.

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School