Personal appearance is vital to a child’s educational outlook as any other policy we have listed. Grooming and dress reflect attitudes which have a direct relationship to learning. Attention should be given to every detail of a child’s appearance. Students who, after warning, continue to violate the dress code will receive a dress code violation.
Parents will be called to bring suitable clothes.
Jumpers/skirts/skorts – Navy plaid uniform jumper for grades 1 through 5. Uniform skirt – for grades 6 through 8. A Front Flap Skort is available is for grades 1-4 and a Pleated Skort is available for grades 5-8. Uniforms must be of a modest length, not to exceed 4 inches above the knee when measured from a kneeling position. Parents will be notified of any concerns. Pants – Navy dress pants may be worn in grades 1-8. Students in grades 7 and 8 may also wear khaki dress pants. No knit, low-rise or flare-legged pants, or pants with exterior pockets are permitted. Flaps on seat pockets are permitted in grades 7 and 8.
Shirt – Tailored white, light blue, red, or navy cotton blouse with pointed button-down or peter pan collar, or a three-button knit shirt. Blouses must be plain. All shirts must be tucked inside the skirts or pants. Knee-socks, crew or low socks, or traditional thin tights - must be white or navy. Only one of these is to be worn at a time. – no layering.
Shoes –Leather, low cut shoes are permitted. Shoes must be primarily brown, black, navy and red. Closed toe and closed heel dress style shoes are permitted. Metallic colors and slippers are not permitted. Athletic or tennis shoes are permitted for Kindergarten students only. Sperry style shoes must be primarily brown but may have a small pattern on the side of the shoe. Deck style shoes are the only ones permitted to have a white sole.
Accessories – No excessive accessories should be worn with the school uniform. Headbands 1” wide or less may be worn. Dangling earrings are not acceptable. Only one earring per ear is permitted. Makeup, colored nail polish, artificial nails or other accessories of a similar nature are not acceptable in school.
Shirts – Collared white, light blue, red, or navy dress shirts or three button knit shirts. All shirts are to be tucked inside the trousers.
Pants – Navy dress pants may be worn in grades 1-8. Students in grades 7 and 8 may also wear khaki dress pants. No
low-rise pants or pants with exterior pockets are permitted. Flaps on seat pockets are permitted in grades 7 and 8.
Socks – Must be white or navy, crew or low-cut.
Shoes – Brown, black or navy closed toe closed heel dress style shoes are permitted. Athletic or tennis shoes are permitted for Kindergarten students only. Grades 1-8 may wear solid black athletic shoes that are low cut with no contrasting logos, labels or stitching. Deck style shoes are only ones permitted to have a white sole. Slippers are not permitted.
Accessories – Solid navy ties are permitted. Boys are not permitted to wear earrings.
Girls and Boys
No logos are permitted on shirts, pants, or sweaters.
Shirts – Any t-shirt, camisole or undergarment worn under the school shirt must be solid white. Shirts must be long enough to tuck in. Sleeves must be short sleeve or long sleeve. No sleeveless, mid sleeves or three-quarter sleeved shirts are permitted as part of the uniform.
Sweaters – Plain knit, buttoned cardigans, crew necks or V-necks must be solid color navy, white or true red. Sweaters
should not be oversized or cropped. They should not have ornamentation, hoods or turtlenecks.
Uniform sweatshirts – Grey or navy uniform sweatshirts can be purchased through the school. No other sweatshirts are permitted.
Turtlenecks – White cotton turtlenecks may be worn in place of the school shirt in the second and third quarters.
Shorts – Navy uniform shorts may be worn during the first and fourth quarters or when weather is above 70º. Students in
grades 7 and 8 may wear khaki dress shorts.
Pants - Corduroy pants are acceptable as long as they are dress pants. “Dress” means something with a fuller cut and
the absence of ornamentation (rivets), obvious stitching (top stitching or double stitching), and outside patch pockets. No
mid-rise pants are permitted.
Shoes - Shoes must completely enclose the foot. Cloth shoes, plastic shoes, canvas shoes (Toms), heelies, boots, open-toed shoes, clogs, sandals, crocs, mules, or other fashion shoes and slippers are not permitted for school wear. All heels must be less than 1-1/2 inches. Students may wear tennis shoes for outdoor recess. Slippers are not permitted.
Belts – Solid navy, brown or black dress belts are to be worn with any pants or shorts having belt loops. No fad belts are permitted.
Haircuts – St. Hilary School does not permit haircuts that are fad or trend in nature. No shaved lines, tails or bi-level cuts are permitted. Students’ hair must remain natural in color. Boys’ hair must be above the ears and off the collar. Hair must not
obstruct vision. No facial hair is permitted.
On special “dress-down” days, students will be permitted to dress out of uniform. While relaxed dress is accepted on such days, modesty and appropriateness will be enforced. Tennis shoes, jeans, shorts during appropriate times, t-shirts, and similar relaxed attire is acceptable. Students may never wear tank or cropped tops, low-rise jeans or shorts, sandals, clogs, or heels exceeding 1-1/2 inches. Parents will be called to bring suitable clothing. Days when students may wear hats in school will be announced. On “dress-up” days, such as school picture day and the last day of school, students may dress out of uniform in appropriate clothing such as (for boys) dress pants or shorts and a collared shirt and (for girls) dresses or dress pants, shorts or skirts and a dress shirt. Students (except kindergartners) may not wear tennis shoes on “dress-up” days. Dress pants or shorts with modest cargo pockets are acceptable on dress-up days. Otherwise, regular dress code standards will be enforced. The enforcement of the gym uniform dress code will be handled by the physical education teacher. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Students in grades 2-8 are required to wear the school gym uniform. This consists of a gray St. Hilary tee shirt (shirts must be purchased at school), solid black knit/nylon shorts, and regular athletic shoes with non-marking soles. Students must have regular athletic shoes with non-marking soles for gym classes. Students (except kindergartners) are not permitted to wear the same shoes during the school day and also for gym classes.
Gym uniform items are available for purchase at Back-to-School Night, and
may be ordered and sent home any time during the year
through the backpack!
Simply stop by Horning Hall between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.
on Back-to-School Night - August 19, 2013
to purchase items on-site,
or complete and return a gym uniform order form
gym uniform order form rev 2012
any time throughout the school year
(forms are also available in the school office)
and receive your order within a few days through the backpack.
St. Hilary School uniform sweatshirts may also be purchased in this manner.
School uniform sweatshirts may be worn with the school uniform by all students in grades 1-8.
Gym uniform items and school uniform sweatshirts can be exchanged
if they are clean and have never been worn.
Please put your child's name on everything.