Uniforms and Cool School Gear

Mills Uniforms is our official School Uniform Partner.

Place uniform orders through the Mills website here.

Uniform Guidelines


The school uniform, as determined by the principal, is to be worn at all times throughout the school year unless otherwise permitted. The purpose of uniforms is to minimize distractions so that an atmosphere conducive to learning is fostered.

The official Saint Joseph School uniform provider is Mills Uniform Company, located at 204 Ward Circle, Suite 400, Brentwood, Tennessee, 37027, or online at MillsWear.com. Mills also has at least one traveling store day during the summer at Pope John Paul II High School.

There are three (3) possible circumstances when a student may dress in clothing other than the prescribed uniform policy: Birthdays, Cool School Gear days, and Out of Uniform Days. Please see “Out of Uniform days” in these guidelines for more information.


We have two uniform types: Formal Uniform and Regular Uniform.

Formal Uniform: Required on Fridays for all school Mass days and other special days throughout the year.

Regular Uniform: all days that are not designated Formal Uniform days

All Grades – All Year – Formal and Regular Uniform – Boys and Girls


Shoes: Tennis shoes or casual shoes (soft soles) in solid colors: black, brown, tan, navy or white; shoes should not be higher than the ankle. Shoes must have a closed heal and a

closed toe.

Socks: Solid black, navy or white crew socks (above the ankle)

Khaki: Pants purchased from Mills Uniform

Formal Uniform (All School Mass Days and other special days)


GIRLS


Plaid/Khaki: Girls will have the following options from Mills Uniform. Skirts, skorts, or

jumpers must be worn no higher than 2” from the top of the knee

a. Traditional Zipper Back Jumper (PreK – 3rd Grade)b. Plaid “No Roll” Skirt (4th-8th Grade)c. Plaid Skortd. Pants purchased from Mills Uniform


Shirts: The following shirts are required:

a. White Peter Pan Round Collared Shirt worn with the Traditional Zipper Back Jumper (PreK – 3rd Grade)b. White button down collar Oxford (long sleeve or short sleeve) worn with the Skirt, Skort or Khaki pants3.


Optional Items:

a. Solid Black, Navy or White tights without designs, worn with the Plaidb. Embroidered full-zip fleece purchased from the Saint Joseph School Cool SchoolGear Store

c. Navy Cardigan or Navy Sweater Vest with the SJS crest purchased from Mills Uniform

BOYS

Khaki: Pants purchased from Mills Uniform

Shirts: White button down collar Oxford (long sleeve or short sleeve)

Ties: SJS Tie or Bow Tie (4th-8th Grade) purchased from Mills Uniform

Belt: Boys in 1st – 8th grade must wear a brown belt.

Optional Items:

a. Embroidered full-zip fleece purchased from the Saint Joseph School Cool SchoolGear Store

b. Navy Cardigan or Navy Sweater Vest with the SJS crest purchased from Mills Uniform

Regular Uniform (All days that are not designated Formal Uniform Days)


GIRLS


Plaid/Khaki: Girls will have the following options from Mills Uniform. Skirts, skorts, and jumpers must be worn no higher than 2” from the top of the knee.

a. Traditional Zipper Back Jumper (PreK – 3rd Grade)
b. Plaid “No Roll” Skirt (4th – 8th Grade)
c. Plaid Skort
d. Pants purchased from Mills Uniform2.


Shirts: The following shirts are required:

a. White Peter Pan Round Collared Shirt worn with the Traditional Zipper Back Jumper (PreK – 3rd Grade)
b. White button-down collar Oxford (long sleeve or short sleeve) worn with the Skirt, Skort or Khaki pants
c. Embroidered Navy Blue Polo (long sleeve or short sleeve) purchased from Mills Uniform, worn with the Skirt, Skort or khaki pants


Optional Items:
a. Solid Black, Navy or White tights without designs, worn with the Plaid
b. Embroidered full-zip fleece purchased from the Saint Joseph School Cool SchoolGear Store
c. Navy Cardigan or Navy Sweater Vest with the SJS crest purchased from Mills Uniform


BOYS

Khaki: Pants or Shorts purchased from Mills Uniform

Shirts: White button-down collar Oxford (long sleeve or short sleeve) or an Embroidered Navy Blue Polo (long sleeve or short sleeve) purchased from Mills Uniform

Ties: SJS Tie or Bow Tie (4th-8th Grade), purchased from Mills Uniform, must be worn with a white button-down collar Oxford (long sleeve or short sleeve) shirt

Belt: Boys in 1st-8th grade must wear a brown belt.

Optional Items:
a. Embroidered full-zip fleece purchased from the Saint Joseph School Cool School Gear Store
b. Navy Cardigan or Navy Sweater Vest with the SJS crest purchased from Mills Uniform

In addition, the following uniform policies are expected to be followed at all times:

• No thermal underwear, shorts, dance/privacy shorts are to hang below the uniform skirt/skort/jumper.

• Permitted jewelry includes a watch, a religious medal, and one ring per hand. One bracelet per arm are allowed. Girls may wear one pair of small earrings on the lower lobe of the ear, provided they do not extend below the ear lobe. No dangling earring or hoops are permitted. Boys may not wear earrings at any time.

• No makeup, nail polish, gel or dipped manicures, or artificial nails may be worn at any time during the school day.

• Hair is to be worn neat, clean and well-groomed at all times. Fad haircuts are not permitted. Hair should be a natural color at all times. This includes, but is not limited to, highlighting, bleaching, and/or coloring of the hair. Hair should be worn away from the face to avoid distraction. Boys hair may not touch the collar of the shirt, must be worn above the eyebrows and above the ears.

• Shirts and blouses must be completely tucked in at all times while on school property, including entering and leaving the building. To be considered “in uniform” the waistband or belt must be visible. Low riding pants are not permitted. Skirts, skorts, pants and shorts must be worn at the natural waistline.

• Hats are not to be worn inside the building. Jackets and sweatshirts with hoods may not be worn while in the building.

• Clothes must fit properly, being neither too big, nor too tight, nor too small.

• For warmth, plain white t-shirts may be worn under school blouses or shirts. The t-shirt should not be visible past the sleeves of a short sleeved uniform shirt. No writing should be visible through the school uniform or blouse.

• Shoes are to be laced and tied at all times. No bright or neon shoelaces are permitted. No boots or shoes worn above the ankle.

• Contact lenses with colors other than a natural eye color are not permitted (for example, purple). Non-prescription eyeglasses are not permitted.

• Students will not have any writing, pictures or drawings on their clothing or skin.

• Any other distracting or inappropriate dress or fad styles will be checked by Saint Joseph School administration.

Cool School Gear Days


On days designated as Cool School Gear Days, the following uniform policy will apply: Students shall be allowed to wear any SJS shirt or jersey with school uniform bottoms, socks and shoes. If a jersey is sleeveless, a t-shirt must be worn underneath.

Out of Uniform Guidelines


On days designated as Out of Uniform Days, the following uniform policy will apply: Students shall be allowed to wear any item of clothing that is neat, clean and free of inappropriate wording or images. Clothing should not be ripped, too big or too small. Yoga pants, leggings, tights etc., are not pants, however, they may be worn under a dress, skirt or shorts. Sweatpants, basketball shorts, running shorts, and sleep wear are not permitted unless specifically announced. On Out of Uniform Days, makeup, nails and hair policies remain in effect.

• Skirts are not to be worn shorter than uniform length.

• Clothing with inappropriate messages is not permitted.

• Tank tops, shirts with spaghetti straps, and low cut shirts are not permitted.

• Pants must be worn at the waistline.

• Shirts/tops must come either below the waistline or be fully tucked in.

• Shorts are to measure no more than three inches from the top of the knee.

• Depending on the occasion, jeans or shorts may or may not be permitted.

• No torn or ripped clothing.

• No flip flops, crocs or slides.

The administration and staff reserves the right to determine if the dress code has been violated and prescribe appropriate consequences.