Uniform Guide

General Dress

Saint Mary’s Catholic School requires all students to dress in uniform on all days. 

  • The dress code applies to all students as long as they are on school grounds or at school-sponsored activities; including field trips.
  • Students should present a neat appearance. No sloppy dress is permitted.
    • Shirts must be buttoned, except for top button, and neatly tucked in at all times.
    • Clothing should be clean, unwrinkled, devoid of holes, and not faded, torn, or frayed.
  • Pants and skirts must be worn above the hips.
  • No baggy, oversized, or excessively tight clothing.
  • No sweatshirts/sweaters worn around the waist.
  • Undergarments must not show through uniform parts.


Dirty Buc Oxfords with red rubber sole or Athletic Shoes with velcro or laces that meet the requirements of black, navy, gray or white with minimal white accents. Middle School students also have the option of wearing Brown Sperry Top-Siders. Examples of these requirements can be found on page 6 of our Uniform Guide.

Jewelry / Piercings

  • One cross, religious charm or medal, one ring, one bracelet, and a watch are permissible.
  • Only necklaces with a religious medal/theme or cross may be worn.
  • Chokers, large bracelets, necklaces and thumb rings are not acceptable.
  • No visible body piercings are allowed except for girls, which are allowed one single stud earring in each ear. No hoop, dangling, or French loop earrings are permitted. No tongue piercings are permitted.
  • No chains or studded jewelry of any kind may be worn to school or at any school-sponsored event/trip.
  • Due to the potential for lost items, younger children are strongly discouraged from wearing jewelry.
  • No shoe jewelry is permitted.


  • Hair should be groomed away from the face so as not to cover the face.
  • No hair dying, chunking, or streaking.
  • No shaved or intentionally bald heads. No designs are to be shaven into hair.
  • No “skater cuts”, spiked hair, or tails.
  • Boys:
    • Hair must not extend over the ears or below the top of the shirt collar.
    • Ponytails are not allowed.
    • Sideburns must be straight, trimmed, and must not extend beyond the lowest opening of the ear.
    • Bangs should not extend past the eyebrows.
    • Students must be cleanly shaven every day (no mustaches, beards, or goatees).
  • Girls:
    • Conservative hair clips are allowed (dark blue, white, etc.)
    • Bandannas, multi-colored ribbons, etc. are not permitted.

Makeup / Nail Polish

  • No makeup is allowed to be worn.
  • Nail polish or artificial fingernails are not permitted.
  • Visible tattoos are not permitted.

Tag Day Dress

The only exception to students being in uniform is when a “TAG” day is granted by the Principal or Pastor.

  • Students will be notified of any special occasions when they are allowed to wear non-uniform “TAG” day clothing.
  • Tag Days are a privilege, not a student right.

Additional Resources


Uniforms are made available through Flynn O’Hara.

All logo items, pants, and gym uniform must be purchased from Flynn O’Hara. Uniform sweatshirts and fleece jackets are sold by Flynn & O’Hara.

Please note that Flynn O’Hara also sells non-uniform items with the Saint Mary’s logo for use as “spirit wear.”  Sweaters and nylon jackets are available for purchase and use but are not allowed to be worn as part of the daily uniform.

Call ahead for store hours: Flynn & O’Hara
9708 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23235
(804) 327-9001‎

Please note our Flynn O’Hara Saint Mary’s order page it does not have a Junior Kindergarten option listed. You can choose “K” for Kindergarten. Both grades have the same uniform expectations.

Uniform Exchange Closet:

Until further notice, we are not accepting any more used uniforms. Future uniform exchange plans will be announced after the completion of our on-going renovation.

School Uniforms – Refreshed Designs for fall 2022!

We are pleased to continue our partnership with Flynn O’Hara with the release a “refreshed” school logo and athletics logo that will be featured on all uniform elements going forward. More details and ordering information is available at the bottom of this page. You can also sign up for news and discounts from Flynn O’Hara here.

Please note that uniform elements with older branding will be permitted over the next two years before they are phased out. All elements of the girls’ formal (mass) uniform remain the same.