St. Malachy Dress Code

Dress Code
St. Malachy School students wear uniforms and uphold a dress code to mark themselves as serious learners, as members of a community striving to be their best selves, and as persons of equality within the larger Christian community. These intentions, and a realization that our personal decisions impact the lives of others, guide decisions regarding dress code.

Students who are not meeting the uniform or dress code requirements will be asked to change their behavior in order to be in uniform and a letter will be sent home to let the parent/guardian know. If that change is not possible, a parent/guardian will be contacted in order to bring the change to school or pick the student up until the change is able to be made. If being out of uniform becomes a pattern, which is identified by three uniform violations in one month, we will schedule a parent/guardian meeting that must occur within one week so we can make a plan for uniform success.

During the 2017-2018 school year, St. Malachy students may NOT wear the 2015-2016 school uniform. New uniform ONLY during the school year. Please see descriptions below.

2017-2018 GIRLS
K-4th Official NEW 2017 uniform jumper*, hem at top of knee
Plain navy knee high socks or plain navy tights with solid black Mary Jane shoes
Plain navy cardigan sweater w/ St. Malachy logo
5th-8th Official NEW 2017 uniform skirt*, worn to knees
Plain white button down shirt (short or long sleeved)
Plain navy knee high socks or plain navy tights with solid black penny loafers
Navy blazer with St. Malachy logo (required October 1 – to May 1)

2017-2018 BOYS
Plain white button down shirt (short or long sleeved)
Official uniform tie.
Plain socks in white, black, or navy with solid black penny loafers.
Optional plain white undershirt
K-4th – Plain navy cardigan sweater w/ St. Malachy logo
5th-8th Navy blazer with St. Malachy logo (required October 1 – to May 1)
*Official Uniform items must be purchased from Flynn & O’Hara Uniform Company
Address: 10905 Dutton Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19154 Phone: (215) 637-4600

Other Dress Code Requirements
• Students should be in uniform throughout the school year until the last day of school. Students should remain in complete uniform throughout the school day until off campus. (Exceptions may be made during before or after school activities with permission of a teacher or activity moderator)
• All shirts must be tucked in
• Hair, jewelry, and accessories should be styled conservatively. Specifics include:
Permitted
• Watch, ring, religious medal, one earring in each ear smaller than the size of a dime
• Extensions the same color as the student’s natural hair color
• Hair accessories in simple, solid uniform colors including solid black, navy or white
• Official uniform tie*
Not Permitted
• Color highlights or lines shaved into hair
• Make-up, including lip gloss and lipstick; Nail polish or fake nails
• Tattoos
• Other articles of clothing not listed here