Uniform Requirements

Girls Grades 1-4 - Summer Dress Code

(August, September, October, April 15 to the end of the year)

 

Option #1        

  • White school logo polo shirt                               

  • White or light blue round collar blouse (long or short sleeve)

  • Plaid or navy slacks, or Navy walking shorts

  • Black, Brown or Blue dress shoes      

 

Option # 2

  • Plaid jumper

  • White crew socks                 

  • Knee socks or tights, white or navy

  • Dark dress shoes                                   

  • Black, Brown, or Blue dress shoes

 

 

Girls Grades 1-4 - Winter Dress Code

(November, December, January, February, March, April 1st-14th)

 

  • Plaid jumper, or plaid or navy slacks

  • White or light blue round collar blouse (long or short sleeve)

  • Navy or Prescott red cardigan, V-neck sweater or vest is to be worn

  • Knee socks or tights, white or navy

  • Black, Brown, or Blue dress shoes

 

 

Girls Grades 5-8 - Summer Dress Code

(August, September, October, April 15 to the end of the year)

 

Option #1

  • White school logo polo shirt

  • Plaid or navy slacks, navy walking shorts, plaid skort or skirt  (skirt length no more than 3 inches above knee)                                                       

  • Knee socks or tights, white or navy, with skirt or skort

  • Black, Brown, or Blue dress shoes

          

Option #2

  • White or light blue oxford blouse (long or short sleeve)

  • Plaid skort or skirt (skirt length no more than 3 inches above knee)

  • Plaid or navy slacks

  • Knee socks or tights, white or navy

 

 

Girls Grades 5-8 - Winter Dress Code

(November, December, January, February, March, April 1st-14th)

 

  • Plaid skirt (skirt length no more than 3 inches above knee) or skort; navy or plaid slacks

  • White or light blue oxford blouse (long or short sleeve)

  • Navy or Prescott red cardigan, V-neck sweater or vest is to be worn

  • Knee socks or tights, white or navy

  • Black, Brown, or Blue dress shoes

 

 

Gym Uniform (all grades)

  • Any St. Ignatius Loyola School or Berks Catholic T-Shirt or Sweatshirt.                       

  • Navy shorts with St. Ignatius Loyola School logo or black shorts that must have Berks Catholic High School logo. (shorts must be at least fingertip length)

  • Navy sweatpants with St. Ignatius Loyola School or sweatpants with the Berks Catholic logo.

  • Sweatpants MUST be worn during winter dress code. (November 1st to April 14th)

  • Socks and Sneakers

 

 

Additional Dress Code Requirement

  • Shoe laces must be tied. No open toed or open healed shoes may be worn

  • Jumpers, skirts and skorts may be no more than 3 inches above the knee.

  • Slacks are to be straight leg, dress slacks, No fad slacks. Belts must be worn with slacks, shirts must be tucked in.

  • Girls may wear hair ribbons, barrettes, etc., that are small and inconspicuous and complement the uniform.

  • Only white t-shirts may be worn under the polo or oxford.

 

 

Boys 1-8 - Summer Dress Code

(August, September, October, April 15 to the end of the year)

Option #1                                                                       

  • White school logo polo shirt                                                           

  • Navy pants or navy walking shorts                     

  • Belt      

  • Socks

  • Black, Brown, or Blue dress shoes (no sneakers or work boots)

 

Option #2

  • White or light blue oxford (long or short sleeve)

  • Navy necktie

  • Navy Pants

  • Belt      

  • Socks     

  • Black, Brown, or Blue dress shoes. (no sneakers or work boots)

 

Boys 1-8 - Winter Dress Code

(November, December, January, February, March, April 1-14)

 

  • White or light blue oxford (long or short sleeve)

  • Navy or Prescott red cardigan, V-neck sweater or vest is to be worn

  • Navy necktie

  • Navy pants

  • Belt

  • Black, Brown or Blue dress shoes (no sneakers or work boots)

  • Socks

 

Gym Uniform (all grades)

  • Any St. Ignatius Loyola School or Berks Catholic T-shirt or sweatshirt.

  • Navy shorts with St. Ignatius Loyola School logo or black shorts with Berks Catholic logo (shorts must be at least fingertip length)

  • Navy sweatpants with St. Ignatius Loyola School or sweatpants with Berks Catholic logo

  • Sweatpants MUST be worn during winter dress code.

  • Socks and Sneakers

Additional Dress Code Requirements

  • Shoe laces must be tied appropriately for safety purposes.

  • Shirt tales must be tucked in at all times.

  • Top button of oxford must be buttoned and tie should be appropriately worn.

  • Only white t-shirts may be worn under polo and oxford.

  • Pants must be worn at the waist and not at the hips.

Dress Down Guidelines

 

Jeans or sweatpants can be worn.  No skirts shorter than uniform skirt regulation, which is no more than 3 inches above knee. No tight fitting clothing, including leggings, jeggings or yoga pants unless the student is wearing an appropriate length top, dress or skirt over the pants. (Fingertip length or longer). No low cut tops, no tank tops or crop tops. No pajamas.

 

All pants shirts and sweatshirts must fit properly without holes or tears. No shorts may be worn during winter dress code. When worn, shorts must be at least fingertip length.

 

Rules for makeup and jewelry are still in effect.

 

If the school’s administration feels a student is dressed inappropriately a change of clothes will need to be brought to school.

Hair Styles

  • Boys: NO FAD hairstyles. Haircuts are to be neat and trimmed properly. Hair is not to go beyond the collar, below the ear, or touch the eyebrows. At the junior high level, no facial hair is allowed.

  • Girls: NO FAD hairstyles. Braids are allowed. No bandanas are allowed. All hair must be natural looking.

 

Jewelry

  • With the uniform a watch, simple necklace, a chain with a medal is permitted. Bracelets may be worn but must be limited to one per wrist. Please keep to small post style earrings, since large hoop, etc. can present a safety hazard.  Only one earring in each ear allowed.

  • Earrings on boys are not permitted.

 

 

Make-up

Make-up is not allowed to be worn by the students through fifth grade. In grades 6-8 make-up is allowed but it must be natural looking. If the make-up is noticeable, then it is too much. Colored nail polish, fake nails and French manicures are not permitted.

 

 

Additional Dress Code - 7th and 8th grade only

 

7th and 8th graders have the option of wearing either the Saint Ignatius Loyola uniform OR the Berks Catholic High School uniform. The current (2021-2022) 7th and 8th grade will be the last students with this option. All students will wear the Saint Ignatius uniform as of August 2023.

 

The Berks Catholic uniform code is as follows:

Boys

Summer:  (August, September, October, April 15 to the end of the year)

Students have the option of wearing the short sleeve or long sleeve golf-type shirt with the Berks Catholic High School emblem. These shirts will take the place of the regular uniform shirt and tie, only gray or plain white T-shirts may be worn under the golf shirt. Boys who opt not to wear the golf shirt may wear the standard uniform; however, they are not required to wear a sweater. Students are not required to tuck in the shirt that has the elastic band at the bottom. Boys can wear the banded shirt outside of their pants.   White or black banded polo’s must be purchased from The Saints Locker or Flynn O'Hara.

Winter: (November, December, January, February, March, April 1st-14th)

White button down dress shirt, long or short sleeved can be purchased at any store.  Every button must be fastened at all times, including cuffs. Shirts shall remain tucked in at all times. Sleeves shall not be rolled up. Fall and Spring Only gray or plain white T-shirts may be worn under the dress shirt or polo.

  • Ties– Boys must wear the approved school tie (two options) which is available in the school store.

  • Slacks– Boys can wear either gray dress slacks which must be purchased from Flynn O'Hara (these are not hemmed) or purchase khaki dress slacks at a store of their own choice. They must be hemmed and not be frayed, ripped or stained.

  • Belts– Fabric belts or leather dress belts are allowed. Acceptable colors are brown, khaki, cordovan, or black. Bizarre or large size (as determined by school administrators) belt buckles are not allowed. A belt must be worn with slacks.

  • Sweater– School sweater to include a vest option, v-neck pullover, or v-neck cardigan with the official school seal. Sweaters shall have no holes.

  • Footwear– Students have a choice of three styles of approved shoes, available only at Boscov’s (Berkshire Mall store only). Socks must be worn. 

 

GIRLS

Summer: (August, September, October, April 15 to the end of the year) Students have the option of wearing the short sleeve or long sleeve golf-type shirt with the Berks Catholic High School emblem. These shirts will take the place of the regular uniform blouse, only gray or plain white T-shirts may be worn under the golf shirt. Girls who opt not to wear the golf shirt may wear the standard uniform; however, they are not required to wear a sweater. Students are not required to tuck in the shirt that has the elastic band at the bottom. Girls can wear the banded shirt outside of their pants.   White or black banded polo’s must be purchased from The Saints Locker or Flynn O'Hara.

Winter: (November, December, January, February, March, April 1st-14th)

White button down dress blouse, long or short sleeved can be purchased at any store or short sleeve or long sleeve golf-type shirt with the Berks Catholic High School emblem.  Every button must be fastened at all times, including cuffs. Shirts shall remain tucked in at all times (Banded shirts do not have to be tucked in.) Sleeves shall not be rolled up. Fall and Spring white or black banded polo’s must be purchased from The Saints Locker or Flynn O'Hara. Only gray or plain white T-shirts may be worn under the dress shirt or polo. Button down or golf shirt must be worn with a school sweater.

  • Uniform Skirt–All girls must wear the official plaid pleated kilt or pleated gray skirt from Flynn O'Hara.

    • Skirts must be no more than 1 inch from the top of the knee cap. Skirts that cannot be lengthened in accordance with the school mandate of 1 inch from the top of the knee cap must be replaced.

  • Slacks: Girls may wear khaki dress slacks from Flynn O'Hara please note: only slacks from Flynn O'Hara may be worn.  They shall have properly tailored cuffs and shall not be frayed, ripped or stained.  A belt must be worn with slacks.

  • Belts: Fabric belts or leather dress belts are allowed. Acceptable colors are brown, khaki, cordovan, or black. Bizarre or large size (as determined by school administrators) belt buckles are not allowed.

  • Footwear– Students have a choice of three styles of approved shoes, available only at Boscov’s (Berkshire Mall store only).  Socks must be worn.

  • Sweater– School sweater to include a vest option, v-neck pullover, or v-neck cardigan with the official school seal. Sweaters shall have no holes. Only school sponsored pins, buttons, ribbons etc. are allowed on the sweater or uniform.

  • Socks:

       Fall/Spring:  Opaque, pattern-less, black knee-high socks or black opaque

       tights.  

       Winter:  Black opaque tights.

 

Kindergarten

 

 

Girls

Option #1

  • White school logo polo shirt

  • Plaid or navy slacks, or Navy walking shorts (Aug-Oct and April 15 until the end of the year)

  • White crew socks

  • Black, brown or blue dress shoes

Option #2

  • White or light blue round collar blouse (long or short sleeve)

  • Plaid jumper

  • Knee socks or tights, white or navy

  • Black, brown or blue dress shoes

 

Boys

Option #1

  • White school logo polo shirt

  • Navy pants or navy walking shorts (Aug-Oct and April 15 until the end of the year)

  • Belt

  • Socks

  • Black or brown or blue dress shoes

 

Option #2

  • White or light blue oxford (long or short sleeve)

  • Navy pants

  • Belt

  • Socks

  • Black or brown or blue dress shoes

 

Gym Uniform

  • Any Saint Ignatius Loyola School or Berks Catholic High School T-shirt or Sweatshirt.

  • Navy blue shorts with St. Ignatius Loyola School or black shorts with Berks Catholic High School logo. (shorts must be at least fingertip length)

  • Navy blue sweatpants with St. Ignatius Loyola School or Berks Catholic High School logo.

  • Sweatpants MUST be worn during winter dress code.

  • Socks

  • Sneakers

 

Prekindergarten

 

  • Prekindergarten students may wear the gym uniform which consists of plain navy shorts or plain navy sweatpants and either a St. Ignatius tee shirt or a Berks Catholic tee shirt.

**Please mark all sweatshirts and outer clothing such as jackets, mittens, hats, backpacks, lunchboxes, etc. with your child's name.

 

Uniform Suppliers
 

Flynn and O’Hara School Uniforms 

www.flynnohara.com
 

McGinn School Apparel

12 South 5th Avenue  West Reading, PA 19611 610-939-1503

www.mcginnschoolapparel.com

Spirit Wear

The St. Ignatius Home & School Association has partnered with Team One Tees to offer new on-line spirit wear options.  This on-line spirit wear store will be open year round.  Purchased items will be shipped directly to your home.  Visit the on-line store here.  If you have any questions about the new spirit wear store, please contact Kelly Burkman:  kellyburkman110@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Uniform Exchange

St. Ignatius Loyola Regional School's HSA organizes this free service to benefit all of our families, where gently used uniforms are available for boys and girls in a wide range of sizes. There is no charge for the uniforms, except a request for a canned good to donate to the local food pantry.

 

If your student has outgrown uniforms, consider donating the items to our Uniform Exchange so we may continue to provide uniforms to our St. Ignatius Loyola families.