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 St. Thomas More School
Uniform Guidelines for All Students

 
As a Roman Catholic School, we emphasize the importance and virtue of modesty in behavior and dress. Our school uniform represents the St. Thomas More School educational community and is worn by our students in Preschool through 8th grade (with modifications for Preschool and Pre-K). The STMS Dress Code is in effect from the first day of school to the last with the occasional exception of specified out-of-uniform days.  Uniforms can be purchased at any store. “St. Thomas More plaid” items can be found at area uniform stores. No visible manufacturer’s insignias are permitted.  Students are expected to always look presentable with shirts tucked-in, belts and neatly styled hair.
 

Girls Dress Code

Top: 
  • Maroon or white polo shirt, turtleneck or blouse (short or long sleeve)
  • Maroon V-neck cardigan, pull-over sweater, sweatshirt or vest
Bottom:
  • Shorts: Navy (PS-6) or medium khaki (7-8) or “STMS Belair Plaid” (until November 1st and after April 1st )
  • Pants:  Navy (PS-6) or medium khaki (7-8) uniform pants with belt loops (corduroys are acceptable)
  • Jumper or skort in Navy (PS-6) or medium khaki (7-8) or “STMS Belair Plaid”
Accessories/Shoes:
  • Socks: Navy, maroon or white anklet socks, knee socks or opaque tights. Socks must be worn with all shoes. Ankles must be covered at all times.
  • Shoes: Navy, black or brown dress shoes. Heel height not to exceed 2” (no sling-backs, clogs, flip flops, deck shoes or sandals).
  • Solid white or solid black athletic shoes.  No secondary color allowed!
  • Accessories: One small ring, small stud earrings (one piercing per ear), simple crucifix or medal on a chain is allowed. Watch with small, modest face allowed. No bracelets or other jewelry permitted.
  • Navy, maroon, black, brown, gray or white solid-color barrettes, headband or scrunchie allowed.
  • Belts must be solid black, navy or brown with a small buckle.

Boys Dress Code

Top:
  • Maroon or white polo shirt or turtleneck (short or long sleeve)
  • Maroon V-neck cardigan, pull-over sweater, sweatshirt or vest
Bottom:
  • Shorts: Navy (PS-6) or medium khaki (7-8) shorts (until November 1st and after April 1st )
  • Pants: Navy (PS-6) or medium khaki (7-8) uniform pants with belt loops (corduroys are acceptable)
Accessories/Shoes:
  • Socks: Navy, white or black crew socks. Socks must be worn with all shoes.
  • Ankles must be covered at all times.
  • Shoes: Navy, black or brown dress shoes. No deck shoes.
  • Solid white or solid black athletic shoes. No secondary color allowed!
  • Accessories: Simple crucifix or medal on a chain is allowed. Watch with small, modest face allowed. No other jewelry is permitted.
  • Belts of solid black, navy or brown with a small buckle.

All Pre-School & Pre-K Students

 
All preschool & pre-k students wear either navy blue pants/shorts with a white or maroon polo shirt (or the STMS plaid jumper). For your convenience, these can be purchased at any store.  The STMS plaid jumper is carried by several local uniform stores. 
*Belts not required (elastic waist allowed)
*Colorful shoes allowed
 

Prohibited

  • Hiking boots, combat boots or boots with lug soles Moccasins Sling-back shoes, clogs, flip flops/sandals  Deck shoes
  • Hats worn inside
  • Facial hair Hair longer than mid-ear for boys Cornrows/shaved head
  • Cargo pants or cargo shorts
  • Make-up/nail polish
  • Spray bottles of perfume/hairspray
  • Carrying of a purse
  • Temporary or permanent tattoos