Uniforms

School Dress Code

Uniform Policy

In our efforts to create an environment which encourages our students to focus on academic, spiritual, moral and social growth, standards of dress have been established at St. John the Baptist Catholic Montessori School. Students are expected to come to school in the appropriate St. John the Baptist Catholic Montessori School uniform specified in the tables below. The purpose of this uniform policy is to:

  • reflect Christian values such as humility, simplicity, and modesty
  • emphasize the value and purpose of education
  • decrease peer pressure and competition
  • decrease focus on appearance by having uniformity among students
  • promote school identity
  • promote comfort and utility
  • promote cost effectiveness

Dress Code and Personal Appearance

The dress code provides a standard for our children that fosters an environment of Christian values, learning, and respectful behavior. Final decisions regarding the school uniform rest with the principal/administration.

Donald’s Uniform Store is St. John’s official uniform store where all apparel can be purchased.

For families who are interested, pre-owned uniforms are available.

Picture Guides

Children’s House Girls

Children’s House Boys

Lower & Upper Elementary Girls

Lower & Upper Elementary Boys

Adolescent Girls

Adolescent Boys

Children’s House

Girls

● Dark navy or khaki pants (Elastic or zip front)
● Plaid jumper worn to the knee (tights, leggings or shorts must be worn underneath jumper)
● Dark navy or khaki shorts may be worn to the knee (from April 1 to October 15)
● Monogrammed (optional for Children’s House) plain navy or white long or short-sleeved polo or white blouse with Peter Pan collar. Shirts are always tucked.
● A monogrammed (optional for Children’s House) navy half-zip sweater or cardigan may be worn over uniform.
● Solid white, navy blue, or black socks. Solid white, navy blue, or black tights must be worn with a jumper.
● Children will have indoor and outdoor shoes. Both sets of shoes will be made of neutral colors, have non-marking, rubber soles, and have closed-toes and closed-heels. Shoes that light up are not permitted.
o No slippers, sandals, high tops or crocs.

Boys

● Dark navy or khaki pants (Elastic or zip front)
● Dark navy or khaki shorts worn to the knee (Shorts may be worn from April 1 to October 15)
● Monogrammed (optional for Children’s House) plain navy or white long or short-sleeved polo. Shirts are always tucked.
● A monogrammed (optional for Children’s House) navy half-zip sweater may be worn over uniform.
● Solid white, navy blue, or black socks
● Children will have indoor and outdoor shoes. Both sets of shoes will be made of neutral colors (brown, black, navy), have non-marking, rubber soles, and
have closed-toes and closed-heels. Shoes that light up are not permitted.
● No slippers, sandals, high tops or crocs

Lower Elementary (Grades 1-3)

Girls

● Dark navy or khaki pants (Zip front)
● Plaid jumper worn to the knee (Navy tights, leggings, or shorts must be worn underneath jumper) Jumpers must be worn on Mass days.
● Dark navy or khaki shorts worn to the knee (Shorts may be worn from April 1 to October 15) Shorts may not be worn on Mass days.
● Monogrammed plain dark navy or white long or short-sleeved polo or white blouse with Peter Pan collar. Shirts are always tucked.
● A monogrammed dark navy half zip or cardigan may be worn over a uniform.
● Solid white or navy blue knee-high socks. Solid white or navy blue tights may be worn with a jumper. (During the winter months, leggings may be
worn under a jumper.)
● Children will have indoor and outdoor shoes. Both sets of shoes will be made of neutral colors, have non-marking, rubber soles, and have closed toes and closed-heels. Shoes that light up are not permitted. **Recent history has shown that it is very difficult to find shoes with neutral colors. Please do your best to limit the amount of bold, vibrant, eye-catching colors.

Boys

● Dark navy or khaki pants (Zip front)
● Dark navy or khaki shorts worn to the knee (Shorts may be worn from April 1 to October 15) Shorts may not be worn on Mass days.
● Monogrammed plain dark navy or white long or short-sleeved polo. Shirts are always tucked.
● A monogrammed dark navy half-zip may be worn over a uniform.
● Solid white, navy blue, or black socks
● Children will have indoor and outdoor shoes. Both sets of shoes will be made of neutral colors, have non-marking, rubber soles, and have closed toes and closed-heels. Shoes that light up are not permitted. **Recent history has shown that it is very difficult to find shoes with neutral colors. Please do your best to limit the amount of bold, vibrant, eye-catching colors.
● A brown or black leather belt

Upper Elementary (Grades 4-6)

Girls

● The lower elementary uniform policy applies to upper elementary with the
addition of:
o A plaid skirt worn to the knee may be worn instead of a jumper. (Tights,
leggings, or shorts must be worn under skirts)

Boys

  • The lower elementary uniform policy applies to upper elementary.

Adolescent (Grades 7-8)

Girls

● Dark Navy blue or plaid skirt with hem at the knee.
● Monogrammed plain dark navy or white long-sleeved or short-sleeved polo shirt. Shirts are always tucked in.
● A monogrammed dark navy half-zip may be worn over a uniform.
● Navy blue, monogrammed blazer
● Solid white, navy blue knee-high socks
● Children will have indoor and outdoor shoes. Both sets of shoes will be made of neutral colors, have non-marking, rubber soles, and have closed toes and closed-heels. Shoes that light up are not permitted. **Recent history has shown that it is very difficult to find shoes with neutral colors. Please do your best to limit the amount of bold, vibrant, eye-catching colors

Boys

● Khaki pants
● Dark navy or khaki shorts worn to the knee (Shorts may be worn from April 1 to October 15) Shorts may not be worn on Mass days.
● Monogrammed plain dark navy or white long-sleeved or short-sleeved polo shirt. Shirts are always tucked in.
● A monogrammed dark navy half-zip may be worn over a uniform.
● Dark navy blue, monogrammed blazer
● Solid white, navy blue, or black socks
● Children will have indoor and outdoor shoes. Both sets of shoes will be made of neutral colors, have non-marking, rubber soles, and have closed toes and closed-heels. **Recent history has shown that it is very difficult to find shoes with neutral colors. Please do your best to limit the amount of bold, vibrant, eye-catching colors.

Accesories

Girls

  • Makeup may not be worn
  • The following may be worn:
    • One simple necklace
    • Small earrings in the earlobes (no hoops or dangling earrings)
    • One simple ring
    • A simple watch
  • Other forms of accessories that tend to be “faddish” in nature are unacceptable. Fads may be deemed unacceptable based on the trends that become popular at various times. The administration determines what is acceptable when these styles become apparent.

Boys

  • Boys may not wear makeup or earrings.
  • The following may be worn:
    • One simple necklace
    • One simple ring
    • A simple watch
  • Other forms of accessories that tend to be “faddish” in nature are unacceptable. Fads may be deemed unacceptable based on the trends that become popular at various times. The administration determines what is acceptable when these styles become apparent.

HAIR

Girls

  • Hair must be above the eyebrows in the front.
  • No extreme hairstyles
  • Hair may not be dyed, bleached, tinted, tipped, or highlighted.
  • A simple headband, ribbon, or barrette may be worn.
  • No fad haircuts or styles are permitted. Fads may be deemed unacceptable based on the trends that become popular at various times. The administration determines what is acceptable when these styles become apparent.

Boys

  • Hairstyles must be simple, clean-cut, and evenly trimmed.
  • Hair may not extend below the middle of the ear.
  • Hair may not cover the collar.
  • No extreme hairstyles
  • Hair may not be dyed, bleached, tinted, tipped, or highlighted.
  • Must be clean-shaven
  • No fad haircuts or styles are permitted. Fads may be deemed unacceptable based on the trends that become popular at various times. The administration determines what is acceptable when these styles become apparent.

Non-Uniform Day Dress Code

The goal of this section of the policy is to maintain the high standard set through our uniform policy. This policy is also set forth for the protection of all children. Attire should not distract any child from the educational process.

It is the responsibility of the children to dress appropriately. The following is a list of guidelines. All final decisions on attire shall be made by the school administrator.

  • Clothing is to be neat, clean, and modest in appearance. It may not be torn, cut, slit, ragged, or have holes.
  • Girls’ tops must be opaque.
  • The hem of a skirt must be at the knee.
  • Tight clothing, shirts that expose the midriff, and low cut tops are unacceptable.
  • All sleeveless attire is not permitted.
  • No jeggings, leggings, or yoga pants are permitted.
  • Clothing with any inappropriate symbols, pictures, or words is not acceptable.
  • Shorts must be worn at the waist and must be at or below the fingertips when arms are resting at one’s side. Rolling of shorts is unacceptable.
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