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.
All Students (PreK - Grade 6)

OFFICIAL UNIFORM ITEMS  (purchased from Educational Outfitters)   
•    Khaki dress pants
•    Khaki walking shorts (Sept & Oct, May & June only)
•    Plaid uniform jumper or skirt (girls all grades)
•    Uniform khaki skort (girls)
•    Maroon cardigan sweater/vest
•    Maroon collared polo shirt (short or long sleeve)
•    Maroon pullover crewneck sweatshirt
•    Hooded sweatshirt

Other items (may be purchased anywhere, *required for dress uniform day but can be worn any day as well):
•    *Plain short or long sleeve white oxford shirt  (boys & girls)*
•    *Plain short or long sleeve peter-pan collared blouse (girls)*
•    Laced or buckled shoes - plain black only  (sneakers ok)
•    Socks/tights (white, maroon, gray, or black solid color)
•    *Belt – black or brown*
•    *Solid maroon tie (boys)

GYM UNIFORM (Boys & Girls): (purchased from Educational Outfitters)    
•    Uniform sweatpants (navy w/logo)
•    Uniform gym shorts (Sept & Oct, May & June only)
•    Uniform T-shirt, maroon w/logo, long or short
•    Uniform pullover or hooded sweatshirt
•    Sneakers required for gym days

Uniform Specifications:
•    Uniform Dress pants and walking shorts are zipper front cotton twill with belt loops - no  “cargo” type pockets or tight fitting pants allowed
•    Walking shorts, jumpers and skirts should be no more than 2 inches above the knee.
•    Uniform shorts only allowed September - October & May - June only
•    Non-uniform sweaters or sweatshirts, hooded or fleece vests are not allowed for inside wear.
•    Polo and T-Shirts on gym days, 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. Solid colors ONLY
•    Shoes should have non-marking soles.
•    All footwear must be black and safe for playground wear and for use on stairs. Shoes must have backs, low heels and laced or buckled securely enough to remain snuggly on feet. Clogs, sandals or boots of any kind are not allowed. Sneakers are fine.

Dress Uniform - Mass Days
Girls should wear the uniform jumper or skirt with white blouse. If your child does not have a dress or skirt, the uniform pants will be allowed for girls but blouse must be tucked in with a brown or black belt. Boys should wear the uniform pants with a maroon tie, white oxford shirt, tucked in, and a brown or black belt.  

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. Gym may wear conservative hair ornamentation (bow, barrettes, headbands) in uniform colors only.

Dress Down Days (Non-Uniform Day)
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. No sleeveless or tank tops permitted. 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: