Uniforms

A committee of parents, teachers, and administrators established the Uniform Dress Standard to help students focus on their academic, creative, and physical performance and not be burdened by the social demands of the latest fashion trends. We encourage students to express their individuality through the products of their academic, creative, and physical efforts, not through their ability to dress in a particular way.

The spirit of our uniform dress standard is clean, well dressed, and conservative to encourage a professional and serious attitude towards learning, and to avoid extremes in appearance that may draw attention away from studies and other school activities.

Shirts/Blouses

Clean, solid white or solid navy shirts/blouses with collars are required. Shirts must be long enough to be tucked into pants, shorts, skirts, etc. Shirts are to remain tucked in throughout the school day (with the exception of recess and PE class). Shirts may be long or short-sleeved. Sweatshirts may be worn during the cold season, and should also be white or navy.
  • NO striped shirts, jerseys, tank tops, halter-tops, or sleeveless shirts are to be worn.
  • NO T-shirts or logos on shirts (Nike, Tommy, etc.) except AOE logos.
Pants/Shorts/Skirts/Skorts and Jumpers

Clean, solid khaki or solid navy is required. Clothing must be fitted around the waist, and must be in good repair. Shirts are to be tucked into pants with a belt supporting the pants at the waist. The length of shorts/skirts must be at or below the student’s fingertips when standing.
  • NO stripes, denim/jean material, skinny jeans, baggy pants/shorts or sweatpants/shorts.
  • NO pedal pushers, bell-bottom style pants, and extra long shorts.
Shoes & Socks

Solid navy, brown, black, or white shoes (with laces matching the shoe color). Socks must be worn at all times, and must either be solid white or solid navy. Socks must be long enough to be neatly folded down once and still remain an inch or more above the ankle.
  • NO sandals or open toed shoes due to PE class and for other safety reasons.
  • NO thick-soled shoes no more than one (1) inch in height. No knee-high sneakers.
  • NO ankle socks, leggings, jeggings, or multi-color socks are allowed.
Jackets & Sweaters
Students are encouraged to wear navy blue or white jackets and coats. Once students enter the classroom, jackets will need to be placed on the back of their chairs. We ask that students avoid wearing red jackets.


Jewelry & Hair Dressings

Girls may wear one pair of earrings, no more than ¼ inch in diameter and length. However, boys are not to wear any type of plastic or metal ear piercing objects. One wristwatch is acceptable for both boys and girls, otherwise.

  • NO permanent hair colors ( red, yellow, blue etc.)
  • NO facial jewelry or piercing.
  • NO jewelry is to be worn at school by both boys and girls.
  • NO outrageous haircuts (for example, Mohawks, designs cut in the hair, etc.) or dyes (for example, purple, blue, yellow, orange, or red) are permitted except on special occasions with the approval of the administration.
  • NO visible tattoos.
  • NO bandanas are to worn during school hours.
Other

If clothing is in need of repair, it must be mended or patched before the child comes to school.

STUDENTS WHO FAIL TO MEET DRESS CODE STANDARDS, PARENTS WILL BE CALLED TO BRING A CHANGE OF CLOTHING OR THE CHILD WILL BE REQUIRED TO STAY IN THE FRONT OFFICE AND A DRESS CODE VIOLATION WILL BE ISSUED. JEWELRY MAY BE CONFISCATED AND HELD UNTIL THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR OR INDEFINITELY.