From Anklets to Uniforms, Where to Find Articles of Clothing Your Child Will Need to Succeed!
Before purchasing items, you may want to visit our Saint Ambrose Uniform Exchange: During the summer months, student's slightly worn school uniform clothing can be placed in the Uniform exchange and parents/guardians can search for uniform clothing for their child(ren) for the upcoming year. Only clothing in good condition, without holes and stains will be accepted. The official uniform policy is located under the
Office tab on the Saint Ambrose eboard.
Both Saint Ambrose School Uniforms and spirit wear items can be purchased at the following:
1108 South Centre Street
Pottsville, PA 17901
Hours: Monday - Friday 8a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Philadelphia, PA 19154
10905 Dutton Road
Dress Code – Revised August 2017
A student’s appearance, self-respect and performance tend to complement each other. Hence, reasonable care and neatness in regard to dress and appearance are required of all students. The manner of wearing the school uniform reflects self-respect and respect for family as well as the St. Ambrose School community.
When in doubt about any aspect of the dress code, call the school and ask for verification before purchasing school clothing and/or allowing your child to wear questionable hairstyles or clothing. Whenever a determination must be made as to whether or not a student is violating the dress code, the school administrator will make the decision.
In order to show reverence when attending the sacred liturgy, students are to wear the dress uniform on all Mass days. Boys’ dress uniform includes the dress shirt and a school tie. Girls’ dress uniform includes white blouse and the plaid jumper or skirt. If the school Mass is celebrated on a gym day, students in grades K-4 may wear their gym uniform to Mass. Students in grades 5-8 must wear the dress uniform to Mass and bring their gym uniforms and sneakers to change into for gym.
All dress uniform articles of clothing may be purchased from Flynn O’Hara. They are located at 1876 Catasauqua Rd, Allentown, PA or online at www.FlynnOhara.com.
Shoes: Soft-soled, flat shoes of conservative colors are permitted. Boots, clogs, sports shoes, sneakers and sandals are not permitted. If boots are worn to school, shoes must be worn while the student is inside the building.
Slacks: Navy blue cotton dress slacks are permitted. Slacks must be worn at the waist. Baggy pants, cargo pants or any pants with patch pockets are not acceptable.
Shorts: Navy blue dress shorts may be worn in from August to October 15and from April 15th through June (weather permitting). Solid navy blue or white socks and school shoes must be worn with the shorts.
Shirts: Light blue, long or short-sleeved dress or the St. Ambrose knit (light blue or red) shirts are permitted. The dress shirt must be worn with a tie. All shirts must be worn tucked in.
Ties: The plaid school tie must be worn whenever the dress shirt is worn. Ties must be in place when the boys enter school and may not be removed until the boys return home.
Belts: Solid dark color belts must be worn. If the pants have belt loops, belts must be worn for students in grades 5-8.
Socks: Solid dark or white socks without design or logos and which are visible above the shoe are to be worn.
T-shirts: Solid white t-shirts may be worn under the uniform shirt.
Sweaters: Only solid navy blue cardigan, vested or pullover sweaters with the St. Ambrose logo are permitted. The black with red St. Ambrose track jacket may be worn by boys in grades 6 – 8.
Jewelry: A wristwatch, small cross, medal or Student Council pin may be worn. Boys may not wear earrings.
Grooming: Male students must be neatly groomed. Hair is to be cut to a length which is above the collar and may not extend below the eyebrow or below the ears. All male students must be clean-shaven. Extreme or fad hairstyles may not be worn. This includes unnatural hair coloring.
The St. Ambrose red polo shirts, short or longsleeved, may be worn with the dress pants or shorts (summer only) on any school day on which the dress uniform is not required. The polo shirt is to be buttoned and tucked in.
Shoes: Soft-soled, black or dark brown flat heel dress shoes are permitted. Boots, sneakers, sports shoes, open-toed shoes, sandals, backless shoes and clogs are not permitted. If boots are worn to school, shoes must be worn while the student is inside the building.
Jumpers and Skirts: Flynn O’Hara plaid drop waist jumperis worn in Kindergarten through grades four. Girls in grades 5 - 8 wear the box pleated Flynn O’Hara skirt. Jumpers and skirtsmust be hemmed to“knee length”. Jumpers and skirts are to be worn with the appropriate white blouse.
Slacks: Plain navy blue dress slacks are permitted. Stretch pants, cargo pants and pants with patch pockets are NOT acceptable.
Skorts: Navy blue uniform girls’ skorts (available from Flynn O’Hara)may be worn from August through October 15 and from April 15th through June (weather permitting). Navy blue or white knee socks or anklets and school shoes must be worn with the shorts.
Blouses: White, round collar (Peter Pan collar) blouses are to be worn with the jumper (grades K – 4). White oxford blouses are to be worn with the plaid skirt ((grades 5 – 8). Long or short-sleeved blouses may be worn. Long sleeves may not be rolled up. Blouses must be buttoned at the neck at all times. If a round collar blouse is worn without a sweater or jumper, a camisole or white tank top must be worn underneath. All blouses/shirts must be worn tucked in.
The red St. Ambrose polo shirt, short sleeved or long sleeved, may be worn with dress pants or the skort (summer only) on any day on which the dress uniform is not required. The shirt is to be buttoned and tucked in.
Socks: Navy blue or white knee socks without design or logos and which are visible are acceptable. Navy blue or white tights are also permitted.
Sweaters: Only solid, navy blue cardigan or vested sweaters are permitted. All sweaters MUST have the St. Ambrose logo.
Jewelry: A wristwatch, small cross, medal, one pair of small (non-dangling and in the earlobe) earrings and the Student Council pin may be worn.
Hairstyle: Hair must be styled neatly and so as not to impair vision. Severe hairstyles, including unnatural hair coloring may not be worn.
Head Bands: Small, inconspicuous headbands or bows are permitted.
Makeup: Makeup of any kind is not permitted.
Fingernail Polish: Clear fingernail polish is permitted in grades 5 – 8.