Uniforms

*2017-2018 Uniform Update

Please see the updated Saint Frances Academy Uniform Policy.

St. Frances Academy uniforms must be purchased through Flynn and O'Hara Uniforms.

See the 2017-2018 Flynn O'Hara Uniform Price List for more information.


In General

Belt: All students that wear pants must have a black dress belt.

Pants: The Flynn & O'Hara navy blue or khaki pants are the only acceptable pants. They should fit appropriately, be hemmed properly and worn at the waist. Pants that are snug fitting or tight around the legs are not acceptable. 

Shirts: Only the Flynn & O’Hara short or long sleeved light blue or white button up shirts with the school emblem is allowed to be worn. Polo shirts are NOT allowed to be worn by any students in any grade except seniors who may wear the Flynn & O’Hara ash gray senior class polo with the school emblem and Class of 2018 on it and only when administration permits it during designated times of the year. 

Hair: Hair should be neat, clean, combed and kept in good taste. No pictures, words, or designs are to be cut or painted in the hair. Students are to refrain from excessive hair coloring or glitter. Hair grooming should not take place during school hours. No hats, headbands, or bandanas are to be worn in the school building.

Jewelry: Freshmen and sophomores are only allowed to wear one watch, one-ring and one pair of post earrings not larger than the size of the ear lobe. Juniors and seniors may wear one pair of small hoop earrings, not larger than a quarter, one bracelet, one ring other than the school ring and one watch. No jewelry resembling bullets, guns, or spikes are to be worn.

Blazers: Blue School Blazers with the school emblem are required to be worn by all students in all grades. All students are required to have their school blazer starting the first day of school.

For Girls:

Make-up: Freshmen and sophomores may not wear make-up. Juniors and seniors may wear modest makeup. Excessive use or loud colors are not appropriate.

Shoes: Black, low heeled dress shoes. Boots, sneakers or another other casual footwear are unacceptable. You may purchase these shoes at any store but they must be approved by the administration.

Socks: Navy blue, black or white knee-high socks or tights must be worn.

Skirt: The regulation navy and gray pleated skirt is the only acceptable skirt. The skirt must be no more than 2 inches above the knee all the way around.

Pants: The Flynn & O'Hara navy blue or khaki pants are the only acceptable pants. They should fit appropriately, be hemmed properly and worn at the waist with a black dress belt with small buckle. Pants that are snug fitting or tight around the legs are not acceptable.

Shirts: Only the Flynn & O’Hara short or long sleeved light blue or white button up blouse with the school emblem is allowed to be worn. Blouses must be worn with the girl’s criss-cross tie at all times. Polo shirts are NOT allowed to be worn by any students in any grade except seniors who may wear the Flynn O’Hara ash gray senior class polo with the school emblem and Class of 2018 on it and only when administration allows it during designated times of the year. Only a white plain short-sleeved T-shirt is permitted as an undershirt. Blouses are to be pressed, fastened to the first button at the neck and worn with the shirttails inside skirts and slacks. Students are not allowed to roll up sleeves.

Sweaters/Blazers: Only the Flynn & O'Hara navy blue school pull over sweater with school emblem or blue blazer with the school emblem are permitted. No cardigans are allowed. No other outer wear is permitted to be worn.

For Boys:

Shoes: All students, regardless of shoe size, will be required to wear black, low heeled dress shoes. Boots, sneakers or any other casual footwear are unacceptable. You may purchase these shoes at any store but they must be approved by the administration.

Socks: White, black, or navy blue socks are permitted. Socks are always required.

Pants: The Flynn & O'Hara navy blue or khaki pants are the only acceptable pants. They should fit appropriately, be hemmed properly and worn at the waist with a black dress belt with small buckle. Pants that are snug fitting or tight around the legs are not acceptable.

Ties: Ties must be worn with the long or short sleeved Flynn O’Hara button up shirts. Ties are to be conventional length and width, appropriate for professional wear, with conservative patterns. Ties with cartoons or printed messages that are obnoxious or in poor taste are prohibited. Ties are to be appropriately affixed at the neck with the shirt buttoned. Bow ties are acceptable as well.

Shirts: Only the Flynn & O’Hara short or long sleeved light blue or white button up shirt with the school emblem are allowed to be worn. Shirts must be worn with a tie at all times. Polo shirts are NOT allowed to be worn by any students in any grade except seniors who may wear the Flynn O’Hara ash gray senior class polo with the school emblem and Class of 2018 on them and only when administration allows it during designated times of the year. Only a white plain short-sleeved T-shirt is permitted as an undershirt. Shirts are to be pressed, fastened to the first button at the neck and worn with the shirttails inside slacks. Students are not allowed to roll up sleeves.

Sweaters/Blazers: Only the Flynn & O'Hara navy blue school pull over sweater with school emblem or blue blazer with the school emblem are permitted. No cardigans are allowed. No other outer wear is permitted to be worn.

Attire for Special Class Events

Attire for Special Class Events such as Freshmen Commitment Ceremony, Sophomore Pinning, Junior Ring Mass, Senior Inauguration, Senior Farewell, etc. is as follows:

  • no jeans or tennis of any kind
  • no T-shirts, shorts or leggings
  • jackets must be worn with sleeveless and/or strapless shirts/blouses
  • students should be dressed in Sunday best or business attire with nothing too short, too tight or too revealing.

Administration makes the decision on what is appropriate and inappropriate attire at all times. Students may be sent home or not allowed to participate in classes or school activities if the administration deems their attire inappropriate.


School Uniform Update

***There has been some irregularity regarding some aspects of the uniform, e.g. types of pants, length and type of skirts, color and type of footwear, hoodies, etc. This letter will hopefully assist in helping to obtain a level of consistency about the proper school uniform.

We feel that a uniform instills pride and professionalism, a sense of school identity, in addition to supporting the philosophy of St. Frances Academy. As such, gentlemen should wear properly fitting Flynn & O'Hara pants, black dress shoes, black belts, the SFA polo or white collared shirts with appropriate ties. Ladies should wear properly fitting Flynn and O'Hara uniform pants or the regulation navy and gray pleated skirt no more than 6 inches above the knee, the SFA polo or white collared shirt, black dress shoes.

The following will NOT be accepted as uniform:

  • Leggings of any type
  • Tight fitting pants or shirts
  • Dickies or other non - Flynn & O'Hara pants
  • Short skirts
  • Footwear that goes over and above the ankles, i.e. boots/basketball/converse type
  • Non-uniform sweaters, fleeces, sweatshirts, hoodies, or jackets etc
  • Frilly or bright colored socks

For further clarification, please see the SFA Uniform Policy below.

Also, STUDENTS SHOULD ARRIVE TO SCHOOL IN FULL UNIFORM. They should not change in or out of any portion of the uniform during any part of the school day. Having the proper uniform item in their locker, book bag, classroom, coaches office, etc. and not on their person is an unacceptable excuse. We have given everyone an entire summer to find, order, and receive properly fitting footwear and other uniform items. Therefore, NO UNIFORM PASSES WILL BE GIVEN to any student effective immediately.