All schools operated by ESPIRITU have a primary objective of developing “International Servant Leaders" dedicated to the highest standards of academics and department. As such, a distinctive uniform is a unifying factor within our school community. It is also a visible signature of our school to the larger community, an indicator of our unity and of our pride of purpose. This is one of the most important functions of a uniform: it identifies its wearer as part of a distinctive group with a distinctive purpose. It is a reminder to its wearer of that purpose and of one’s responsibility to that group.Our students should dress their best, look their best, and do their best. All clothing must be clean, neat, reasonably pressed, and in properly fitting condition. If a child is deemed to be wearing inappropriate attire, the parent will be notified and a change of clothing may be required for attendance that day. If in doubt about the appropriateness of an article of clothing, check with School Officials before purchasing. Good judgment exercised at home will be a learning activity for the child that will help to avoid embarrassment or wasted time at school. Decisions about the appropriateness of apparel may be referred to the School Officials, whose judgment will be final. The School Officials may make specific exceptions to the dress code, as demanded by particular religious customs; parents should address specific concerns to the School Officials before the second week of school.
The approved uniform is as follows:
School Shirts: As the outer garment, a polo shirt with the appropriate school logo is the only acceptable uniform shirt. The color will depend on the school attended. Uniform shirts may be purchased at your child’s school office. Shirts must be tucked in to skirts/slacks/shorts at all times.
Under Shirts: A white, navy blue, and/or black undershirt may be worn, free of any designs or logos.
Shorts: Uniform shorts in the khaki color may be worn. Shorts should be secured at the waist with a black belt. Pant leg should not be rolled up.
Slacks: Only dress slacks of khaki colors may be worn. NO denim pants, jean-style pants (of any material or color), or baggy pants are allowed. Slacks should be secured at the waist with a black belt (no initials on buckle) worn with any slacks having belt loops.
Skirts: Only uniform skirts may be worn. They are pleated plaid skirts with colors depending on the school attended. Length should be no more than 3” above the knee. During the months of November-March, girls may wear uniform pants. Only uniform slacks of khaki color may be worn. Denim pants, jean-style pants (of any material or color), bell-bottoms, extremely tight pants or baggy pants are NOT allowed. Slacks should be secured at the waist with a belt (no initials on buckle) worn with any slacks having belt loops. No sweat pants may be worn.
Shoes: Shoes and sandals should be closed at the ankle. Flip/Flops or slippers are not acceptable.
Hair: Hair is to be neat and well groomed at all times. No elaborate or outlandish hairstyles are permitted, including streaking, spraying colors, dyeing, or head shaving (all or part). Long hair for male students should be pulled back and facial hair should be trimmed short at all times.
Hats: Hats or visors may not be worn on campus from the time of arrival until the time of dismissal
Jewelry: Jewelry and accessories should be worn in moderation and in good taste. If worn, we are not responsible for any items lost or stolen while on campus or school activities. For male students earrings, visible necklaces, and belt chains are not permitted. Body piercings are prohibite.
Glasses: Dark glasses may not be worn in the classroom.
New winter uniform policyBeginning Fall2017 winter uniforms will be required. All schools will sell uniform hoodies, sweatshirts, and sweaters with their designated school logo. Students will not be allowed to wear hoodies, sweatshirts, and sweaters that are not the school uniform. All winter outwear must be the navy color and have the RMR logo. Please see the front office to order your winter uniform.