Uniforms are worn at Father Andrew White, SJ School as a symbol of unity and school pride. The uniform code creates equity among students, a valuable reminder that all students are equally precious in the eyes of God. The wearing of uniforms is to be a cooperative effort among parents, students, and staff.

Uniforms are required and are not subject to modification. Uniforms should be clean and pressed with all buttons attached and hems intact. Students and parents share the responsibility for proper dress and grooming.

PK Girls
August-October & April-June

  • Navy blue skort or navy blue elastic waist cotton shorts
  • Light blue short-sleeve polo shirt with school insigniaNovember-March
  • Navy blue sweat pants with school insignia or navy blue elastic waist long slacks
  • Light blue short- or long- sleeve polo shirt with school insignia
  • Navy blue sweatshirt with school insignia (optional)

Year-round

  • Navy blue or white crew socks
  • Tennis shoes (any color)

PK Boys
August-October & April-June

  • Navy blue elastic waist cotton shorts
  • Light blue short-sleeve polo shirt with school insigniaNovember-March
  • Navy blue sweat pants with school insignia or navy blue elastic waist long slacks
  • Light blue short- or long- sleeve polo shirt with school insignia
  • Navy blue sweatshirt with school insignia (optional)Y ear-round
  • Navy blue or white crew socks
  • Tennis shoes (any color)

K-5 Girls
August-October & April-June

  • Plaid jumper or navy blue permanent-press shorts with stitched belted waistband – shorts may not be below the knee and no shorter than two inches above the knee
  • Short-sleeve white peter pan collar blouse or polo shirt with the school insignia
  • When choosing to wear shorts, a plain brown or black belt must be worn and shirts must be tucked in neatly at all times

November-March

  • Plaid jumper or navy blue permanent-press dress pants with stitched belted waistband may be worn and must include a plain brown or black belt
  • Short- or long-sleeve white Peter Pan collar blouse or short- or long-sleeve polo shirt with the school insignia
  • Navy-blue V-neck or cardigan sweater with the school insignia (optional)
  • FAW sweatpants or solid, navy-blue leggings under jumpers for warmth (optional)
  • Girls are also advised to wear a pair of shorts under their jumpers throughout the year

K-5 Boys
August-October & April-June

  • Navy blue permanent-press dress shorts or pants with stitched belted waistband (elastic on sides or back for sizing is acceptable) – shorts may not be below the knee
  • White button-down collar oxford cloth short-sleeve dress shirt or white short-sleeve polo shirt with school insignia
  • A plain brown or black belt must be worn with pants belted at the waist – shirts must be tucked in neatly at all times.

November-March

  • Navy blue permanent-press dress pants with stitched belted waistband (elastic on sides or back for sizing is acceptable) and must include a plain brown or black belt
  • White button-down collar oxford cloth short- or long-sleeve dress shirt or white short- or long- sleeve polo shirt with school insignia
  • Shirts must be tucked in neatly at all times
  • Navy-blue V-neck sweater with the school insignia (optional)

6-8 Girls
August-October & April-June

  • Plaid skirt or navy blue permanent-press shorts with stitched belted waistband – skirts must touch the top of the kneecap and may not be rolled at the waistband – shorts may not be below the knee and no shorter than two inches above the knee
  • Short-sleeve white peter pan collar blouse or polo shirt with the school insignia
  • When choosing to wear shorts, a plain brown or black belt must be worn and shirts must be tucked in neatly at all times

November-March

  • Plaid skirt or navy blue permanent-press dress pants with stitched belted waistband may be worn and must include a plain brown or black belt
  • Short- or long-sleeve white Peter Pan collar blouse or short- or long-sleeve polo shirt with the school insignia
  • Navy-blue V-neck sweater vest with the school insignia
  • FAW sweatpants or solid, navy-blue leggings under jumpers for warmth (optional)
  • Girls are also advised to wear a pair of shorts under their skirts throughout the year

6-8 Boys
August-October & April-June

  • Navy blue permanent-press dress shorts or pants with stitched belted waistband – shorts may not be below the knee
  • White button-down collar oxford cloth short-sleeve dress shirt or white short-sleeve polo shirt with school insignia
  • A plain brown or black belt must be worn with shorts or pants belted at the waist – shirts must be tucked in neatly at all times

November-March

  • Navy blue permanent-press dress pants with stitched belted waistband and a plain brown or black belt
  • White button-down collar oxford cloth short- or long-sleeve dress shirt or white short- or long- sleeve polo shirt with school insignia
  • Shirts must be tucked in neatly at all times
  • Navy-blue V-neck sweater vest with the school insignia

K-8 Shoes, All Students:

  • Solid brown, black, navy, or tan rubber sole dress shoes or solid black or solid white low-cut tennis shoes
  • Any contrasting color in stitching, trim, logos, or soles on ANY shoes is not acceptable
  • All shoes should have soles and heels no more than one inch high for safety reasons
  • High top shoes or boots may not be worn
  • School shoes must cover the entire foot – open-toe shoes, clogs, mule style, slides, flip-flops, etc., may not be worn
  • Shoes must be secured on children’s feet with tied laces, Velcro, or buckle straps at all times K-8 Socks, All Students:
  • Plain white, navy, or black crew socks must be worn at all times•
  • Navy blue or white knee socks may be worn with skirts and jumpers
  • Low cut socks of any kind are unacceptable

Socks may have a small logo but cannot have decorations or be trimmed with another color – logos should not distract from the uniform

K-8 PE Uniforms, All Students:

  • Navy blue gym shorts or sweatpants with school insignia
  • White t-shirt or navy blue sweatshirt with school insignia
  • Any color athletic shoe with good support and a rubber sole required
  • Dress shoes may not be worn for PE class
  • All students must be in PE uniform to participate in class
  • For safety reasons, no jewelry is to be worn on PE days ADDITIONAL UNIFORM EXPECTATIONS Hair:
  • Students’ hair length and style must not impede vision nor be a distraction from schoolwork
  • Neither coloring of the hair (i.e. dyeing, bleaching, coloring, etc.) nor extreme hairstyles (i.e. mohawks, rattails, etc.) are permitted
  • Girls’ hair should be clean and neatly groomed with bangs cut above the eyebrows – long hair must be pinned back so as not to fall over the eyes or face
  • Girls’ hair accessories must be minimal and not distract from the uniform
  • Girls’ hair accessories (i.e. headbands, bows, etc.) MUST BE PLAIN and match a color in the school uniform.
  • Boys’ hair should be cut above the eyebrows, cut above and not touch the shirt collar, and cover no more than the top third of the ear
  • Boys’ hair may not flip up above the eyebrows, collars, or ears
  • Older boys must be clean shaven – no facial hair is permitted Accessories: In keeping with the simplicity of a uniform, accessories should be minimal as follows:
  • Wristwatches may be worn (those with sound capabilities should be set to silent mode)
  • Bracelets or hair ties of any kind worn on the wrist are not permitted
  • Due to the standalone capability of some models/brands to send and receive text messages and take pictures, no smartwatches of any kind (i.e. Apple Watch, Android Watch, etc.) may be worn at any time, even if their “smart” functions can be ‘turned off’
  • Rings of any kind are not to be worn
  • A plain chain necklace with a cross or religious medal is the only necklace that may be worn
  • Modest, appropriate stud earrings (one in each ear) may be worn – in the interest of safety, no hoops of any size nor any dangling earrings are permissible
  • For safety reasons, no jewelry is to be worn on PE days
  • No make-up is not to be worn to school
  • No nail polish, artificial nails, or French manicures (regardless of out-of-school commitments)
  • Visible body markings such as temporary tattoos must be covered with a bandage until they have worn off or been removed
  • Students may not draw tattoo-like markings on any visible parts of their bodies with pens or markers

Additional PE Option:

Students may wear their FAW spirit gear on the day of their regularly scheduled PE class. The royal blue, grey, or white short- or long-sleeve shirt or hoodie (Under Armour sold by the school) with the Father Andrew White/Crusaders logo can be worn in place of the white t-shirt or navy blue crew neck sweatshirt with the school insignia on it. With this option, students are still required to wear the navy blue FAW shorts or sweatpants. Students in PK-5th grade should NOT wear the spirit gear on the day they have their extra PE class during the A or B week.

All students are expected to follow the complete dress code. When a uniform violation occurs the first time, a verbal warning will be given. The second time, teachers will notify parents so they can help the child correct the violation. After the verbal warning, middle school students will be assigned an infraction. Further violations of the dress code may result in the student losing part or all of recess, additional infractions for middle school students, and/or notification of the parents by the principal to resolve the problem. Parents will be called to pick up their child when uniform violations are not corrected.

NON-UNIFORM CODE

On designated days (“tag days”), students may be given permission by the principal to wear clothing other than their uniforms to school. Students must abide by the following on tag days:

  • Clothing must be modest and appropriate
  • Shirts may not have inappropriate words or pictures on them
  • Pants must be clean and properly sized for both girls and boys
  • Tank tops, tops with spaghetti straps, or crop tops that leave the midriff area bare above the waistband are not permitted
  • Shorts or skirts may not be more than three inches above the knee
  • Leggings can only be worn when paired with a top long enough for modest, appropriate coverage
  • Jeans should fit properly around the waist
  • Jeans that are ripped or have holes are not permitted
  • Pants or skirts that expose bare skin are not permitted Parents may be called to bring a uniform to school for any student who the principal determines is dressed inappropriately. Normal daily school rules regarding accessories, jewelry and make-up will apply on tag days.

New uniforms can be purchased through Flynn O’Hara. Click on this link to order.

For used uniforms, contact Jackie Greenwell at jacquelyn.greenwell@gmail.com.

Click on this link that shows our current used uniform inventory.