Uniforms/Dress Code

Saint James School adheres to a strict Dress Code and Uniform Policy in an effort to maintain an environment that is free from distractions and completely focused on learning.  We believe a clean and neat appearance enhances a child’s dignity and promotes proper behavior.  We ask that parents make every effort to ensure their child is properly dressed and groomed prior to arriving at school.  All tops and bottoms must be from Land’s End or Dennis Uniform, with the exception of gym shorts/pants and gym sweatshirt.  Socks, shoes, and belts may also be purchased anywhere as long as they conform to the documented requirements.

A specific outline of our dress code and uniform policy is below:

Boys & Girls Kindergarten – Grade 5

  • Standard uniform for girls in grades K-5 consists of plaid uniform skort or khaki pants with navy or yellow polo shirt bearing the Shell logo.  Tan shorts may be worn during specific months.  A brown or black belt is required when wearing pants and shorts in grades 3-5.  Shoes must be brown/black leather dress shoes with ties or mary-jane style buckle shoes.  Navy tights or knee socks must be worn with skort.
  • Standard uniform for boys in grades K-5 consists of khaki pants with navy or yellow polo shirt bearing the Shell logo.  Tan shorts may be worn during specific months.  A brown or black belt is required when wearing pants and shorts in grades 3-5.  Shoes must be brown/black leather dress shoes with ties (no slip ons or loafers).

 Boys & Girls Grade 6 – Grade 8

  • Standard uniform for girls in grades 6-8 consists of plaid uniform skort or khaki pants with yellow or blue oxford shirt with logo.  Tan shorts may be worn during specific months.  A brown or black belt is required when wearing pants or shorts.  Shoes must be brown/black leather dress shoes with ties.  Navy tights or knee socks must be worn with skort.
  • Standard uniform for boys in grades 6-8 consists of khaki pants with white or blue oxford shirt bearing the Shell logo and a necktie.  Tan shorts and a navy or yellow polo shirt with Shell logo may be worn during specific months.  A brown or black belt is required on all days except for gym day.  Shoes must be brown/black leather dress shoes with ties (no slip ons or loafers).

Boys & Girls Kindergarten – Grade 8

  • Uniform shorts  for both boys and girls may be worn during the months of September, October, May and June only.  Girls may wear white socks (must cover ankles) with their skort during these four months as well.
  • Gym uniform consists of plain navy sweatpants, white T-shirt with Shell logo, plain navy Sweatshirt, white socks and sneakers.  Plain navy gym shorts may be worn in place of sweatpants during September, October, May and June.
  • Uniforms must be clean, neatly pressed, and free of imperfections.
  • Only solid white t-shirts may be worn under uniforms.
  • All items except sweatpants, sweatshirts, gym shorts, socks, belts, and shoes must be purchased from Land’s End or Dennis Uniform.
  • No nail polish or makeup may be worn to school.
  • Hair for boys must be cut short (above ears).
  • Hair must be natural color only (no dyes or highlights).
  • Socks must be white, navy or khaki and cover the ankles.

 

Additional Information

Saint James School keeps a large Uniform Closet, that consists of gently used uniform items donated by families whose children have outgrown them.  These items are available to any Saint James School family free of charge.  To visit the Uniform Closet, speak with the receptionist at the school office.  Gently worn uniform donations are always appreciated.

Printable Dress Code  (opens in PDF)

Land’s End Website  School Code: 900117540.

Dennis Uniform School Code: WB00SJ