St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Elementary School
148 Belmont Street  ~  Manchester, NH 03103  ~  603-622-0414


UNIFORM and DRESS CODE

While in school, students are expected to be neat, clean and attired in a manner consistent with accepted community standards of good taste, decency and safety. Dress or appearance that is disruptive to the learning process will not be tolerated.

Diocesan Policy Handbook for Catholic Schools (2001)

In accordance with diocesan policy, students are expected to be well groomed and neatly dressed in the school uniform.
GIRLS
BOYS
GYM
Plaid jumper (PK – Grades 3)
Plaid skirt (Grades 4 - 6)
Khaki skort
Khaki dress pants
Khaki walking shorts (Sept & Oct,
     May & June only)
Maroon collared polo shirt
White collared oxford shirt
White turtleneck
Khaki walking shorts
Maroon cardigan sweater or vest
Maroon sweatshirt
Laced shoes (sneakers preferred) Socks/tights (white, maroon, gray,
     or black solid color)
Belt – black, brown

Khaki dress pants
Khaki walking shorts (Sept &  
     Oct, May & June only)
Maroon collared polo shirt
White collared oxford shirt
White turtleneck
Maroon cardigan sweater or vest
Maroon sweatshirt
Laced shoes (sneakers preferred)
Socks (white, maroon, gray, or 
     black solid color)
Belt – black or brown

Navy sweatpants or wind pants
Uniform gym shorts (Sept & Oct,
May & June only or under gym
sweatpants)
Maroon long or short sleeve t-shirt
Maroon sweatshirt (on gym days or
     w/school uniform)
Sneakers -required for gym days

Gym uniforms sold by Educational Outfitters are mandatory for all students. They are to be worn on the day the student has gym class.

Uniform Specifications:
  • Dress pants/walking shorts are zipper front cotton twill with belt loops; no “cargo” type pockets
  • Walking shorts, jumpers and skirts should be no more than 2 inches above the knee.
  • Non-uniform sweaters or sweatshirts, hooded or fleece vests are not allowed for inside wear.
  • Shirts are neatly worn; if properly fitted, they may be worn untucked.
  • Pants and shorts are secured with a belt (grades 2-6) and worn at the waist.
  • Socks are mandatory with all shoes.
  • Shoes should have non-marking soles
  • All footwear must be safe for playground wear and for use on stairs.
  • Shoes must have backs, low heels and laced securely enough to remain snuggly on feet.
  • Clogs, sandals or boots are not allowed.
Make Up, Perfume and Jewelry
Make up, perfume, and cologne are not allowed. Girls may wear jewelry but it must be conservative in style and size. Expensive jewelry or jewelry with great sentimental value should not be worn to school. Boys may wear a small chain. Jewelry is not to be worn on gym day. St. Anthony School assumes no responsibility for personal items.

Hair Styles
Hair must be kept neat and clean. It must be trimmed above the eyebrows. It may not be bleached or dyed to non-natural colors. Spiked hair, long side-burns, and nonconventional or faddish hairstyles are not permitted. Boys’ hair must be above the shirt collar and not fall below the earlobe or eyebrow.

Dress Down Days
As the name implies, dress down days are designated school days when students are allowed to come to school in non-uniform clothing. On those days, students may choose to dress in a dressier or more casual manner than usual. Guidelines regarding sizing, neatness, appropriateness, modesty, make up, jewelry, perfume, etc. continue to apply on these day. Clothing that is too tight, too baggy, suggestive, revealing, sloppy, torn, or is in any way considered inappropriate for our school setting may not be worn.

Uniforms can be ordered through our uniform company, Educational Outfitters. There is a store in Nashua, or you may order by phone or online. For any questions, call 880-3800 or visit their website: