Our development of a uniform is driven by a desire to create and promote an environment of learning where dress is not a distraction to the educational process. The motivation for the policy has grown out of the following principles:
Our goal is to honor God in all we do, acknowledging the Lordship of Jesus Christ in our choices.
All human actions, including outward manifestations such as clothing, reveal and communicate the disposition of the heart at some level. It is our desire to address these heart issues in one uniform dress policy rather than seeking to anticipate and curb the numerous manifestations of it that surface throughout the year with a looser dress code.
Clothing represents the vocational calling of a person, and inherent in the uniform dress code is a desire to create an environment where undue attention is not drawn to specific students. The neat appearance created by a uniformly dressed student body enhances a ready-to-learn atmosphere.
Uniformity helps engender a cohesive presentation of the students in our school. When our students are uniformly dressed it communicates, aesthetically, that they are part of the same team, working toward the same goals. The student is part of a group identity that strives for excellence, and the code establishes a tradition toward that end.
The uniform dress code should save parents money. Neither parents nor students will experience the temptation to constantly be adding to their wardrobe throughout the year in order to meet constantly shifting cultural standards. The uniform dress code de-emphasizes the social impact of dress and helps focus the students on character and academic issues.
Most importantly, the uniform dress code addresses On field trips, students who are dressed similarly aid the teachers in keeping track of everyone. On the playground or in the school, especially within an urban downtown setting, teachers and staff can clearly identify students from outsiders.
Students are expected to comply with the uniform policy while at the school unless specified otherwise by the administration. The administration is responsible for the interpretation of the policy, and the enforcement of the policy is the responsibility of parents, administration, faculty, and staff.
The following charts list what is required for each grade and what is optional. Our uniform supplier for the 2018/2019 school year is French Toast. You can shop for the required uniform items online at www.FrenchToast.com. Our school code is: QS5SFJZ. Be sure to change the shipping flag to Canada, so that all prices are set to Canadian dollars.
Academy Uniform Policy
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We've found that French Toast is the most economical supplier of school uniforms. But, unless stated specifically within the chart below, feel free to shop for most of these items wherever is most convenient and economical for you!
Skirts and Jumpers must be knee-length.This means they must reach the middle line at the back of the knee.
Ties (boys) and Cross Ties (girls) are mandatory for all field trips and performances. Blazers (Logic and Rhetoric) are mandatory for all field trips and performances.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: My daughter has a pretty camisole that she wears under her blouse for modesty purposes. Should it be
A: All camisoles must be tucked in. Camisoles, bras, and undershirts are considered undergarments and must be out of sight at all times.
Q: Is it alright to wear a sweater without a blouse or polo underneath?
A: Sweaters are not permitted to be worn without a blouse or polo underneath.
Q: What kind of leggings are acceptable?
A: Leggings are NOT acceptable.Only navy/white ankle socks, cable knit footed tights, skin coloured nylons, navy/white cable knit knee high socks are acceptable for girls.
Q: What about my son’s hair?
A: A young man’s hair must be above his ears and not touching the collar of his shirt. He must also remain clean shaven.
Q: What about my daughter’s hair?
A: A young woman’s hair must kept off her face. Hair accessories are fine as long as they match her outfit (in general, navy or white or green plaid).
Q: What kind of jewelry is appropriate?
A: Small earrings on the lobe are fine. Earring up around the top of the ear or anywhere else are inappropriate.Necklaces are fine, as long as they are not visible.
Q: My son likes to wear coloured t-shirts under his polo/oxford. Is that okay?
A: All t-shirts and camisoles must be white and not seen.