The St. James Day School uniform is intended to provide a common visual identity for St. James students, a uniformity of dress to reduce comparison, and a savings in overall costs for school clothing. Pride in one’s school is demonstrated when uniforms are well kept, clean, and in good repair. Appropriate student dress and grooming is conducive to good discipline and behavior.

  • Students are to be neat in appearance and well-groomed.

  • Makeup may not be worn by any student.

  • If worn, jewelry should be simple and may not be distracting to the educational process.

  • Earrings may not be worn by boys.

  • Hats may not be worn at school, unless required for medical reasons.

  • Hair shall not cover the eyes, or be styled in a way that is distracting and/or designed to be conspicuous.

Authorized uniforms are required to be worn by all students Monday through Friday. Dress uniform may be worn on any day, but is required on Tuesdays, for all field trips and special performances, as directed by the Head of School. Official Scout uniforms may be worn on Scout meeting days. Uniform components shall be ordered from Land’s End or Parker Uniforms, unless otherwise indicated. Exception shall be made for belts, hair ribbons and bows, shoes and socks, which may be purchased from any source. Hair ribbons and other hair accessories (barrettes, bows, etc.) must color coordinate with the uniform.
Uniform tops shall display the St. James Day School logo, with the exception of blouses and shirts that are covered by a jumper. Only the performance fine gauge cardigan, drifter crew sweater, zip front sweatshirt or fleece jacket or vest with logo will be permitted to be worn inside.

 

Dress Uniforms

Required every Tuesday plus all field trips and performances
 

Girls

Primary I-Third Grade

  • St. James tartan plaid jumper
    • from Parker Uniforms
    • length must range from 2”above the knee to 2”below the knee
  • Blue Peter Pan knit top
    • from Lands’ End
    • short sleeve or long sleeve
  • Performance Fine Gauge Cardigan (optional) 
    • from Lands' End
    • with logo
    • classic navy

Girls

Fourth-Sixth Grade

  • St. James tartan plaid skirt
    • from Parker Uniforms
    • length must range from 2”above the knee to 2”below the knee
  • Blue oxford or pinpoint blouse
    • from Lands’ End
    • with logo
    • short sleeve or long sleeve
    • must be tucked in
  • Performance Fine Gauge Cardigan (optional) 
    • from Lands' End
    • with logo
    • classic navy

Boys

Primary I-Sixth Grade

  • Khaki shorts or pants
    • no cargo pants or shorts
    • belts required for first-sixth grades
  • Blue Oxford or pinpoint shirt
    • from Lands’ End
    • with logo
    • short sleeve or long sleeve
    • must be tucked in
  • Drifter Crew sweater (optional) 
    • from Lands' End
    • with logo
    • classic navy

Everyday Uniform

All Students - Monday, Wednesday, thursday, Friday

 
  • Skirts
    • side buckle, or any on approved on Lands’ End list
    • khaki
  • Skorts
    • blended short chino, stretch two-button chino, blended chino, or any approved on Lands’ End list
    • khaki
  • Shorts or pants
    • approved on Lands’ End list
    • khaki
    • no boot cut
  • Cargo pants or shorts
    • khaki
    • for boys only
    • no cargo pants or shorts with dress uniform
  • Belts
    • black, brown, navy or Lands' End hunter green/navy belts
    • required for grades 1-6
    • not required for Primary I-Kindergarten 

 

  • Shirts
    • Interlock Polo-performance or feminine fit shirt
    • with logo
    • red or classic navy
    • must be tucked in
    • Mesh Polo shirts maybe worn by those requiring toddler sizes
  • Sweatshirt or zip front sweatshirt
    • with logo
    • classic navy
  • Girls: Performance Fine Gauge cardigan
    • with logo
    • classic navy
  • Boys: Drifter Crew sweater
    • with logo
    • classic navy
  • Mid-weight Fleece Jacket or Vest
    • with logo
    • classic navy
 

Additional Requirements

 

Jackets/Coats

  • If the weather is cool enough for any type of light jacket, students may wear either the performance fine gauge cardigan, drifter crew sweater, zip front sweatshirt or fleece jacket with logo.
  • No other sweater or light jacket is permitted or to be worn inside.
  • Any type of outdoor winter coat is permitted in cold weather but may not be worn inside.

Undergarments

  • Only solid white short-sleeved undershirts may be worn beneath the uniform shirts but should not be visible.
  • Girls must wear modesty shorts or biker shorts beneath skirts and jumpers; modesty shorts should not be visible.
 
 
 

Shoes

  • Shoes shall be closed toe and closed heel.
  • Styles may be athletic, loafers, top-siders, dress or saddle shoes.
  • No shoes with high tops, lights, wheels, sounds, cartoons, sparkle, ornate or excessive decorations, sandals, Croc-style, boots, slippers or flip-flops.
  • The primary color of the uppers of shoes shall be brown, blue, white, grey, black, or tan.
  • Neon uppers are not allowed. The uppers of shoes may have accents of any color, including neon colors.
  • The soles and interior lining may be of any color, including neon colors.
  • Shoes with laces must be laced and tied; shoes with Velcro shall be fastened.
  • Snow boots or rain boots are permitted only in bad weather, and only outside.
  • School shoes must be worn inside.

Socks

  • Socks must be worn at all times.
  • Boys: Solid white, navy or black, ankle length or shorter
  • Girls: Solid white, navy, or black, ankle length or shorter. White or navy knee socks are permissible.
    • Leggings or tights in solid white or navy, ankle length (no lace or skin showing) are optional in cooler weather. The Head of School may prohibit leggings at special events to ensure uniformity of appearance.
 

Spartan Spirit Days

as authorized by the Head of School, usually every Friday

 
  • Spartan Spirit t-shirts may be worn
  • Khaki shorts, skirts, pants or skorts are to be worn with Spartan Spirit t-shirts.
  • Belts are not required and t-shirts do not have to be tucked in.
  • Shoe policy is still in effect
 

 

Non-Uniform Dress Code

Applies to special occasions when the head of school declares a non-uniform day 

Whether on or off campus, students are expected to dress in a neat, tasteful manner. Short and skirt length requirements listed above remain in effect. Uniform shoe requirements also remain in effect.

The following types of clothing are not permitted:

  • clothing with inappropriate language or graphics
  • pajamas and lounging clothes
  • spaghetti strap, tank top, bare midriff or sleeveless shirts

Students who elect not to participate in the non-uniform days (or who are ineligible) must be dressed in appropriate school uniform.

Other special occasions will give students the opportunity to wear special clothes that are related to specific themes. The specific options will be given to students on those occasions. These days are not non-uniform days, and students who do not choose to wear the theme clothing must wear the school uniform.

 

 

Interpretation and Enforcement

The Head of School and faculty have the authority to make judgments regarding any uniform policy issues, and determine whether clothes or grooming are considered distracting or inappropriate. For the first two uniform or grooming infractions, a parent will receive written notification when his/her child is not in compliance with the uniform policy. The third infraction will result in the parent being called to immediately correct the situation. Requests for revisions/changes in the dress code should be addressed in writing to the Head of School and will be considered for the following year.