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As an academic community devoted to a common principle, Saint James’ Episcopal School prides itself upon the bond of our unity. Traditionally, schools of excellence have celebrated such fellowship, both within the school and throughout the greater community, through a shared code of dress incorporating the colors of the school. We have established such a uniform here at Saint James’ with an expressed goal that all students may simultaneously take pride in wearing the uniform of their school and recognize the unique attributes that exist within each individual.

A committee of parents and SJES School Board members worked to establish a uniform policy for all elementary students. Students enrolled in the Saint James’ Episcopal School elementary program and their families are expected to follow the uniform requirements outlined in the policy. Cold and hot weather options are detailed, and may be worn according to the judgment of the parents.

Educational Outfitters (EO), www.arlington.educationaloutfitters.com, is our preferred uniform vendor.

Educational Outfitters (EO), www.arlington.educationaloutfitters.com, is our preferred uniform vendor. All uniform pieces must be purchased from EO except shoes, socks, privacy shorts and PE yoga pants. Girls yoga pants for PE may be purchased from Land’s End.

The following policies apply to all elementary girls:

  • Jewelry: Small, stud size earrings, fitted (short strand) necklaces, and watches are the only jewelry permitted.
  • Hair Accessories: Hair accessories in red, white, blue or SJES plaid (#94) may be worn.
  • Sweater or Fleece (optional): Cardigan sweater or fleece jacket, in navy, with SJES logo
  • Shoes: Solid navy, preferably Mary Jane-style , closed toe, solid navy bows that match shoe color allowed; Bling (rhinestones, sequins, etc) or Toms/Sperrys/boat shoes are not allowed.

K-2 GIRLS’ CASUAL UNIFORM:
Red polo under Plaid Jumper with navy privacy shorts, navy shoes, white or navy cotton or nylon knee-high or turn down crew socks/plain tights (Layering socks over tights is not permitted.)

K-2 GIRLS’ FORMAL UNIFORM White Peter Pan-collared, short or long sleeve blouse under Plaid Jumper with navy privacy shorts, navy shoes, white only cotton or nylon knee-high or turn down crew socks or plain tights.

Grades 3-5 GIRLS’ CASUAL UNIFORM:
Red polo with Kick pleat plaid skirt and navy privacy shorts, or navy pants, navy shoes, white or navy cotton or nylon knee-high or turn down socks/plain tights (Layering socks over tights is not permitted. Navy pants only allowed with casual uniform.)

G3-5 GIRLS’ FORMAL UNIFORM: White Peter Pan-collared, short or long sleeve blouse with plaid Kick pleat skirt and navy privacy shorts, navy cross tie, navy Mary Jane shoes, white only socks (cotton or nylon knee-high or turn down )/plain tights. (Navy pants not allowed with formal uniform.)

K-5 GIRLS’ PE UNIFORM: The PE shirt and shorts/pants are optional; however, the sneakers and socks are required. Girls may wear their casual uniforms with white quarter or crew socks and white base athletic shoes (minimal color accents please) OR the following PE uniform:

  • Mesh shorts in navy
  • Tee with LOGO in red
  • Piped athletic pants (from EO only) in navy or yoga pants (from Land’s End only) in navy
  • Piped athletic jacket in navy (optional)

Girls may wear the casual red logo polo with any of the above PE bottoms. Please note the following regarding sock height:

  • Quarter socks rise from the shoe to usually cover the ankle bone entirely.
  • Crew sock heights vary but usually rise 4-8” above the shoe line.
  • No-show, low, or tab socks are not permitted.

All Grades BOYS’ CASUAL UNIFORM:
Red LOGO polo with navy pants or shorts, dark brown mocs or lace-ups, navy crew socks (if undershirts are worn, they must be white.)

K-2 BOYS’ FORMAL UNIFORM:
White oxford (button down) with navy pants or shorts, plaid tie, dark brown mocs or lace-ups, navy crew socks

G3-5 BOYS’ FORMAL UNIFORM:
White oxford with navy pants or shorts, flat brown belt, plaid tie, dark brown mocs or lace-ups, navy crew socks

K-5 BOYS’ PE UNIFORM:
The PE uniform shirt and pants/shorts are optional; however, the sneakers and socks are required. Boys may wear their casual uniforms with white quarter or crew socks (refer to sock definitions below) and predominantly white athletic shoes (minimal color accents please) OR the following PE uniform:
• Mesh shorts
• Tee with LOGO in red
• Piped athletic pants in navy
• Piped athletic jacket in navy (optional)

Boys may wear the casual red logo polo with any of the above PE bottoms. The SJES PE uniform must be purchased at Educational Outfitters.

The following uniform pieces are optional for boys:

  • Sweater or Fleece: Cardigan sweater or fleece jacket, in navy, with SJES LOGO Belt (suggested for Formal Uniform in Grades 3-5): Leather fashion belt, flat (no braided), in dark brown - your store and brand of choice
  • Sweater vest: Navy with SJES LOGO

Please note the following regarding sock height:

  • Quarter socks rise from the shoe to usually cover the ankle bone entirely.
  • Crew sock heights vary but usually rise 4-8” above the shoe line.
  • No-show, low, or tab socks are not allowed.
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