St. Barnabas School believes that the school uniform helps to create an appropriate tone for a productive school environment. It is imperative that students abide by the dress code from the time they arrive in the building until they leave the building after school. By eliminating competition in dress, the code helps to create a spirit of community while building positive identification with the school.
The general rule: A student who wears a visible item that is not specifically permitted by the dress code is in violation of the code. Students violating the dress code will be asked to provide written explanation from a parent/guardian. If a written explanation is not provided, parents/guardians may be called and asked to bring a change of clothes. The administration of St. Barnabas School has the ultimate authority to determine the appropriateness of all attire, including special dress days. Parents are depended upon to see that the dress code is observed at all times.
New fashions and trends sometimes pose questions as to whether they are consistent with the uniform policy. Please refer to this policy before purchasing such items. Questions may also be referred to the administration. Additions or changes to this policy may be made at any time.
The PTU sponsors Uniform Exchange events throughout the school year, where new and gently used Uniform items are available for a small fee ($10 or less per item.) You do not need to bring an item to purchase an item. The Uniform Exchange Chairperson may also be able to accommodate a special request, outside of the scheduled sessions by appointment.