Student Uniforms

 

Uniforms

 

St. Monica Academy is a uniform school and requires student to adhere to the guidelines below:

General Information

Appearance, dress, and grooming make the school atmosphere more conducive to academic excellence, respect for the school, and charity toward neighbor. Respectful dress is habit- forming and will help in adult life.

While on campus, the student must wear the uniform according to the dress code until he/she exits the campus or changes into sports/practice attire. There are four types of dress in the Uniform Policy: regular, full-dress, PE, and non-uniform.

CKW Uniform in Temple City, and Modela Uniform in La Crescenta, are the authorized vendors of the St. Monica Academy uniform which includes: jumpers, skirts, pants, sweaters, blazers, shirts, ties, outer jackets, and PE uniforms. All uniform items MUST be purchased from CKW or Modela Uniform. Exceptions: navy blazers and oxford button- down shirts that are identical to those sold by CKW or Modela are acceptable.

Green Slips

To enforce compliance with the dress code, the school issues “green slips” for uniform infractions.

For the third green slip received in a quarter, students will be given a detention. Every subsequent green slip given in that same quarter will result in an additional detention. If a student should receive 5 green slips in a quarter, they will then be placed on Uniform Probation. This means that if the student arrives at school again in violation of the uniform policy they will not be admitted to any classes until they are wearing the proper uniform. Continued lack of compliance with school policies while on probation will result in suspension

1st – 8th Grade Uniform Policy

1st – 8th Grade Girls Regular Uniform
  • Jumpers (grades 1-5) and skirts (grades 6-8) must be mid-knee or longer in length.
  • Shoes must be closed-toed, low-heeled (maximum 1”), all black school shoes (see Shoe Guidelines). Grades 1-3 must have Mary Jane-style strap. No boots or slippers are allowed. Athletic shoes are allowed for P.E. only.
  • Socks must be white or navy blue knee-high socks or fold-down bobby socks (socks must cover the ankle entirely), or white or navy blue tights.
  • Grades 1 thru 5 shirts are white, puffed short-sleeved, with navy blue piping around a Peter Pan collar.
  • Grades 6 thru 8 shirts* are white oxford with button-down collars.
  • Plaid crossover ties are made from the same material as the jumpers and skirts and are worn every day.
  • A green cardigan sweater is required for Full Dress Uniform days.
  • On cold weather days, students may wear an SMA monogrammed jacket from CKW or Modela in addition to their sweater. No other jacket or coat outerwear is permitted.
  • Students in 8th grade may wear class sweatshirts over the school shirt on Thursdays.
  • Girls may wear the CKW gym shorts under their jumpers and skirts.
  • Hair accessories must be solid-colored navy blue, forest green, white, red, black or the uniform plaid.
  • Hair should be neatly groomed and of natural color.
  • No make-up, including nail polish, may be worn. One pair of stud pierced earrings and/or a simple necklace may be worn. No dangling earrings allowed. No fashion jewelry may be worn. A simple religious pin or American flag may be worn on the uniform.
1st – 8th Grade Boys Regular Uniform
  • Pants are navy blue. No shorts allowed.
  • A black, leather-type belt is worn at all times.
  • Shoes must be closed-toed, low-heeled (maximum 1”), all black school shoes (see Shoe Guidelines). No boots or slippers are allowed. Athletic shoes are allowed for P.E. only.
  • Dress socks must be worn with dress shoes and must be solid navy blue or black and must cover the ankles entirely.
  • Shirts* are white oxford with button-down collars.
  • A tie, matching the girls’ uniform plaid, is worn at all times.
  • A green V-neck pullover sweater is required on Full Dress Uniform days.
  • On cold weather days, students may wear SMA monogrammed jacket from CKW or Modela in addition to their sweater. No other jacket or coat outerwear is permitted.
  • Students in 8th grade may wear class sweatshirts over the school shirt on Thursdays.
  • Hair should be a traditional gentleman’s cut: around the ear and short all around, neatly groomed, of natural color, and worn above the collar.
  • A cross, crucifix, or religious medal on a chain may be worn. A simple religious pin or American flag may be worn on the blazer.

*All shirts must be tucked into skirts and pants, and top button must be buttoned at all times. Short-sleeved shirts are not to be rolled up.

Full-Dress Uniform is required on all Mass days, field trips and special events.

1st – 8th Grade Girls Full-Dress Uniform
  • Add green cardigan sweater to regular uniform
  • White knee-high or fold-down bobby socks only
1st – 8th Grade Boys Full-Dress Uniform
  • Add green V-neck pullover sweater to regular uniform

PE Uniforms.

1st – 8th Grade Girls P.E.
  • Gym shorts must be CKW knit navy short, no more than 4 inches above the knee. Tight or biker shorts are not allowed.
  • Gym shirts are gray t-shirts with SMA imprint on front. These shirts may be worn underneath the uniform shirt on gym days.
  • Optional-Navy blue sweatpants and navy blue SMA embroidered sweatshirts may be worn only during P.E. class, not in the classrooms.
  • Any type of athletic footwear is acceptable
1st – 8th Grade Boys P.E.
  • Gym shorts must be CKW mesh or knit navy short, no more than 4 inches above the knee. Tight or biker shorts are not allowed.
  • Gym shirts are gray t-shirts with SMA imprint on front. These shirts may be worn underneath the uniform shirt on gym days.
  • Optional-Navy blue sweatpants and navy blue SMA embroidered sweatshirts may be worn only during P.E. class, not in the classrooms.
  • Any type of athletic footwear is acceptable.

Non-Uniform Dress Days Policy.

1st – 8th Grade Girls Non-Uniform Dress
  • Dress or skirt to the knee; pants (slacks or loose jeans are acceptable)
  • Blouse or polo must have collar & sleeves
  • Shoes, tennis shoes and socks
1st – 8th Grade Boys Non-Uniform Dress
  • Shoes, tennis shoes and socks
  • Shirt or polo must have collar & sleeves
  • Shoes, tennis shoes and socks

Inappropriate for all school functions: dirty, torn, faded or cut-off clothing, skinny jeans, jeggings, yoga pants, leggings, too-short shorts or skirts, too-tight tops, offensive messages, tank tops, halters, bare shoulders or midriffs, gym clothes (except for PE), hats, caps, bare feet, earrings on boys, sunglasses indoors, or anything that looks bizarre or immodest.

CKW and Modela Uniform are the authorized vendors of the St. Monica Academy uniform that includes:

jumpers, skirts, pants, sweaters, blazers, shirts, ties, outer jackets, and PE uniforms.

All uniform items MUST be purchased from CKW or Modela Uniform.

Exceptions: navy blazers and oxford button-down shirts that are identical to those sold by CKW or Modela are acceptable.

High School Uniform Policy

High School Girls Regular Uniform
  • White short-sleeved or long-sleeved oxford shirt* with or without plaid crossover tie, or white polo shirt with SMA logo
  • Plaid skirt or khaki skirt, mid-knee or longer in length.
  • Navy blue blazer is required for Full Dress Uniform Days.
  • Navy blue V-neck sweater vest, and/or navy blue long-sleeved V-neck pullover sweater (optional, but recommended for cold weather days).
  • SMA varsity letterman jackets.
  • On cold weather days, students may wear the SMA navy vest, pullover sweater, scarf, jacket, and blazer. No other jacket or coat outer wear is permitted. Plain white long-sleeved undershirts are permitted.
  • On rainy days, students may wear a waterproof raincoat over their uniform outerwear while outside. This may not be worn in the class room. No hoodies may be worn except as stated below.
  • Official school teams, clubs or class sweatshirts may be worn over the school shirt on Thursdays. Non-SMA hoodies are unacceptable.
  • All black dress shoes (maximum 1” heel; e.g., penny loafers). No tennis shoes.
  • On rainy days, students may wear waterproof boots. No tennis shoes.
  • White or navy blue knee-high or fold-down bobby socks (socks must cover the ankle entirely), or white or navy blue tights. White knee-high or fold-down bobby socks must be worn on Full Dress Uniform Days.
  • Light natural-looking make-up may be worn. Only clear nail polish may be worn.
  • One pair of stud pierced earrings, a simple necklace, a simple ring, and/or a single bracelet may be worn. No excessive, gaudy, or distracting jewelry may be worn. In addition, a simple religious pin or American flag may be worn on the blazer.
  • Hair accessories must be solid-colored navy blue, forest green, white, red, black or the uniform plaid.

*All shirts must be tucked into skirts at all times. No more than one button may be unbuttoned.

High School Boys Regular Uniform
  • Oxford short-sleeved or long-sleeved shirts* with or without plaid tie, or white polo shirt with SMA logo.
  • Khaki or navy blue pants.
  • Navy blue blazer is required for Full Dress Uniform Days.
  • Navy blue V-neck sweater vest, and/or navy blue long-sleeved V-neck pullover sweater (optional, but recommended for cold weather days).
  • SMA varsity letterman jackets.
  • On cold weather days, students may wear the SMA vest, pullover sweater, scarf, jacket, and blazer. No other jacket or coat outerwear is permitted. Plain white long-sleeved undershirts are permitted.
  • On rainy days, students may wear a waterproof raincoat over their uniform while outside. This may not be worn in the classroom. No hoodies may be worn except as stated below.
  • Official school teams, clubs or class sweatshirts may be worn over the school shirt on Thursdays.
  • Black belt.
  • All black dress shoes. No tennis shoes.
  • On rainy days, students may wear waterproof boots. No tennis shoes.
  • Black or navy blue dress socks with dress shoes. Socks must cover the ankle entirely.
  • A cross, crucifix, or religious medal on a chain may be worn. A simple religious pin or American flag may be worn on the blazer.
  • Hair must be a traditional gentleman’s cut: around the ear and short all around, neatly groomed, of its natural color, and worn above the collar. Faces must be clean-shaven.

*All shirts must be tucked into pants at all times. No more than one button may be unbuttoned. Short-sleeved shirts are not to be rolled up.

Full-Dress Uniform is required on all Mass days, field trips and special events.

High School Girls Full Dress Uniform
  • White short-sleeved or long-sleeved oxford shirt.*
  • Crossover plaid tie.
  • Plaid skirt, mid-knee or longer in length.
  • Navy blue blazer.
  • White knee-high or fold-down bobby socks. Socks must cover the ankle entirely.
  • Black dress shoes (maximum 1” heel; e.g., penny loafers). No tennis shoes.

*All shirts must be tucked into skirts at all times. A tie must be worn on Full Dress Uniform Days and top shirt button must be buttoned.

High School Boys Full Dress Uniform
  • White short-sleeved or long-sleeved oxford shirt.*
  • Plaid tie.
  • Khaki pants.
  • Navy blue blazer.
  • Black belt.
  • Black or navy blue dress socks.
  • Black dress shoes. No tennis shoes.

*All shirts must be tucked into pants at all times. A tie must be worn on Full Dress Uniform Days and top shirt button must be buttoned.

PE Uniforms.

9th & 10th Grade Girls P.E
  • Gray T-shirt with SMA imprint
  • Gym shorts must be CKW knit navy shorts, and must be mid-thigh in length or longer. Tight or biker shorts are not allowed.
  • Optional – CKW navy sweatpants may be worn only during P.E. class, not in the classrooms.
  • Any type of athletic footwear is acceptable
9th & 10th Grade Boys P.E.
  • Gray T-shirt with SMA imprint
  • Gym shorts must be CKW mesh or knit navy shorts, and must be mid-thigh in length or longer.
  • Optional – CKW navy sweatpants may be worn only during P.E. class, not in the classrooms.
  • Any type of athletic footwear is acceptable.

Non-Uniform Dress Days Policy.

High School Girls Non-Uniform Dress
  • Dress or skirt to the knee; pants (slacks or loose jeans are acceptable)
  • Blouse or polo must have collar & sleeves
  • Shoes, tennis shoes and socks
High School Boys Non-Uniform Dress
  • Pants with a belt (slacks or loose jeans are acceptable)
  • Shirt or polo, must have collar & sleeves;
  • Shoes, tennis shoes and socks

Inappropriate for all school functions: dirty, torn, faded or cut-off clothing, skinny jeans, jeggings, leggings, yoga pants, too-short shorts or skirts, too-tight tops, offensive messages, tank tops, halters, bare shoulders or midriffs, gym clothes (except for PE), hats, caps, bare feet, earrings on boys, sunglasses indoors, or anything that looks bizarre or immodest.

Graduation Dress Guidelines

CKW and Modela Uniform are the authorized vendors of the St. Monica Academy uniform that includes:

jumpers, skirts, pants, sweaters, blazers, shirts, ties, outer jackets, and PE uniforms.

All uniform items MUST be purchased from CKW or Modela Uniform.

Exceptions: navy blazers and oxford button-down shirts that are identical to those sold by CKW or Modela are acceptable.