Types of Uniforms
There are two main types of uniforms, Daily and Dress, but students may also wear “Spirit Wear” on occasion.
Daily Uniform: To be worn any day but All-School Mass days.
Dress Uniform: To be worn on All-School Mass days or as desired.
Spirit Wear: A “Spirit Wear” sweatshirt or hoodie may be worn on the designated spirit day with an approved dress-code shirt underneath. Alternately, Spirit Wear T-shirts may be worn on the designated spirit day. Spirit Wear bears the St. Ambrose Academy logo or mascot or the mascot from school-approved sports. Seniors who have formally accepted admission to a college or university or enrolled in the military may wear t-shirts, sweatshirts, or hoodies from their future school/branch of the military on the designated spirit day after May 1 following the same conditions.
Where to Purchase?
All selections may be purchased from the Lands’ End Uniform Catalog over the phone (1-800-469-2222) or online (www.landsend.com/school) or from local retail stores consistent with the “Lands’ End school uniform look.” Lands’ End provides a 3% rebate to the school; use School Code 900089046.
Depending on the location of where the items are purchased, the minimum cost of the uniform will be around $200 for the quantities indicated below for girls and boys, not including the cost of shoes and socks that would have to be purchased even if the student didn’t attend St. Ambrose Academy.
An annual uniform swap is arranged by parent volunteers. After the first year or two, the cost goes down as families trade and recycle clothes as their children grow out of them. Students usually do not have to replace their entire wardrobe every year.
Girls will need, at a minimum, one skirt, one pair of pants, one dress shirt, two polo shirts, one pair of gym shorts, one gym shirt, one hoodie sweatshirt, and one pair of sweatpants.
|Items for Girls||Color||Daily||Dress|
|Skirt: Plaid Pleated or Plaid A-Line||Clear blue plaid||x|
|Dress Uniform Blouse: Three-Quarter or Full-Length Sleeve Oxford||Chambray blue or white||x|
|Daily Uniform Shirt: Fit-for-her mesh polo short or long sleeve, interlock polo short or long sleeve||Chambray blue or white||x|
|Sweater: Vest, zip-front cardigan or hooded cable cardigan, crewneck, or fleece jacket, or any Lands End uniform cardigan||Navy||x||x|
|Pants: Stretch stain-resistant flares, Feminine fit plain front chinos or front flare chinos, IZOD flat-front, Arizona favorite trousers||Khaki or navy||x|
|Shoes: Mary Jane or any dress shoe (no more than 1” heel)||Black, brown, navy, or black-and-white saddle shoes||x||x|
|Knee Socks||Navy, black, or white||x||x|
|Tights||Navy, black, or white opaque||x||x|
Boys will need, at a minimum, two pairs of pants, one dress shirt, one tie, two polo shirts, one pair of gym shorts, one gym shirt, one hoodie sweatshirt, and one pair of sweatpants.
|Items for Boys||Color||Daily||Dress|
|Dress Uniform Shirt: Easy Care Oxford short or long sleeve||Chambray blue or white||x|
|Daily Uniform Shirt: Mesh polo, short or long sleeve, interlock polo, short or long sleeve||Navy or white||x|
|Sweater: Vest, crewneck, or zip-front cardigan||Navy||x||x|
|Pants: Plain-front, pleated, or elastic waist plain-front Chinos||Khaki or navy||x||x|
|Shoes: Oxford dress shoe||Brown or black||x||x|
|Socks: Crew socks||Navy or black||x||x|
|Belt||Black or brown||x||x|
|Tie: Navy/dark crimson stripe, or bow tie||Navy/dark crimson||x|
Physical Education clothing must be worn during all P.E. classes. Students attend P.E. classes once per week in Junior High and according to the elective schedule in High School.
|Items for Boys and Girls||Color|
|Athletic Shorts: |
*When the arms are straight down at the side, the bottom of the shorts is below the longest finger.
|Navy, black, or gray|
|Short-sleeve T-shirt||Navy or gray or SAA Spirit Wear|
|Hoodie or Sweatshirt (recommended for winter)||Navy or gray or SAA Spirit Wear|
|Sweatpants (recommended for winter)||Navy or gray|
|Athletic Pants (recommended for winter)||Navy|
|Athletic Shoes||Any color|