Our Academy desires to develop a community of learners dedicated to the highest standards of academics and deportment. As such, a distinctive uniform is a unifying factor within our school community and an outward recognition of our seriousness of purpose. When our students put on their uniform, they are immediately connected to our culture of learning and our specific expectations. When students are seen in uniforms, it is a visible signature to the larger community of our pride of purpose and standard of excellence.
Our desire is not to squash students’ individuality by requiring uniforms. Rather, we want to secure their commitment to a community of learners and remove distractions such as the latest fads, conversations about modesty, or even social competition. We ask not only for the student's commitment to this concept, but for the parent’s as well. We all have the same goals: for our children and students to look their best, do their best, and enjoy learning at school. With no time wasted on needless clothing discussions (before and during school), there is far more time for the students to express their individuality in conversations about art, science, music, history and all that that is included in our liberal art and practical arts program.
In short, the dress code of JH Classical Academy supports and reinforces our academic goals and assists us in staying focused on the true individuality offered by healthy dialogue and the development of the life of the mind for each student. So, we have included our uniform guidelines here, including samples of appropriate shoes, to guide you in ordering uniforms and purchasing shoes before school begins in a month, on Tuesday, September 5th. Students must wear a uniform when on campus.
A full description of 2019-2020 school uniform options may be viewed on the Lands' End Website. For your reference, our Preferred School Number is 900152737.