Student Life

Uniforms at St. Ambrose Academy

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 Tuesday.

Dress Uniform: To be worn Tuesdays (All-School Mass days) or as desired.

Spirit Wear: A “Spirit Wear” sweatshirt or hoody may be worn on Thursdays with a dress-code shirt underneath. Spirit Wear bears the St. Ambrose Academy logo or mascot. Seniors who have formally accepted admission to a college or university or enrolled in the military may wear sweatshirts from their future school/branch of the military on Thursdays 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 ( or from local retail stores consistent with the “Lands’ End 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, a vest, one pair of gym shorts, one gym shirt, one hoodie sweatshirt, and one pair of sweatpants.

Items for GirlsColor Daily Dress
Skirt: Plaid Pleated or Plaid A-LineClear blue plaidx
Dress Uniform Blouse: Three-Quarter or Full-Length Sleeve OxfordWhite or bluex
Daily Uniform Shirt: Fit-for-her mesh polo short or long sleeve, interlock polo short or long sleeveChambray blue or whitex
Sweater Vest (optional)Navyx
Sweater: Zip-front cardigan or hooded cable cardigan, crewneck, or fleece jacket, or any Lands End uniform cardiganNavyx
Pants: Stretch stain-resistant flares, Feminine fit plain front chinos or front flare chinos, IZOD flat-front, Arizona favorite trousersKhaki or navyx
Shoes: Mary Jane or any dress shoe (no more than 1” heel)Black, brown, or navyxx
Knee SocksNavy, black, or whitexx
TightsNavy, black, or white opaquexx
Leggings: Winter only (not to be worn with skirt)Navy, black, or whitex


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 BoysColor Daily Dress
Dress Uniform Shirt: Easy Care Oxford short or long sleeveBlue or whitex
Blazer (optional)Navyx
Shirt: Mesh polo, short or long sleeve, interlock polo, short or long sleeveNavy or whitex
Sweater: Vest, crewneck, or zip-front cardiganNavyxx
Fleece JacketNavyx
Pants: Plain-front, pleated, or elastic waist plain-front ChinosKhaki or navyxx
Shoes: Oxford dress shoeBrown or blackxx
Socks: Crew socksNavy or blackxx
BeltBlack or brownx

Physical Education

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 elective schedule in High School.

Items for Boys and GirlsColor
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-shirtNavy 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 ShoesAny color