Dress Code & Etiquette

Help Académie Lafayette students continue their commitment to respect school dress code.

Académie Lafayette students have made great progress in observing dress code etiquette, but we still need to pay careful attention. Students arriving at school with their shirts tucked in will avoid having to be reminded. Help your child get a positive start to each day by reminding him/her to “tuck it in!”

We need parents’ help to make sure that children’s attire meets the dress code of the school. By reinforcing that etiquette at home, we’ll all be on the same page. Otherwise, we’re sending mixed messages to our children; this is something we all want to avoid, n’est-ce pas?

Thank you for verifying that your child has the right attire for school and that he/she wears it with pride. And remember, if it’s not red, navy blue, khaki or plaid, your child should not be wearing it to school.

Standard dress code & etiquette

Shirts:

  • Collared shirt, long or short sleeve (polo or button down).
  • Solid red, white, or navy blue; no logos, except for Académie Lafayette logo.
  • Polo or button down shirts only.
  • Undershirts (long or short sleeve) should be red, white, or navy blue.
  • Shirts must be tucked in.

Pants and shorts:

  • Khaki (beige).
  • Bermuda length only (must be no more than four inches above the knee).

Skirts and jumpers for girls:

  • Académie Lafayette French Toast plaid skirts or jumpers.
  • Khaki (beige) skirts or jumpers. 
  • Tights and leggings must be solid red, white, or navy blue.
  • Note: K–3 students are required to wear shorts or leggings under skirts and jumpers.

Shoes:

  • Appropriate school shoes, including athletic shoes.
  • Stacked heels only, no higher than two (2) inches.

Belts and socks:

  • Belts and socks may be any color.

Sweaters, cardigans, sweatshirts and turtlenecks:

  • Solid red, white, or navy blue; no logos, except for Académie Lafayette logo.
  • Spirit wear with Académie Lafayette logos are allowed.

Jewelry, scarves and headwear:

  • Necklaces should be worn under shirts at all times.
  • Jewelry must not be distracting or make noise.
  • Hair accessories should be solid red, white, or navy blue, and may not be oversized or have logos.
  • Hats and other head coverings, including scarves and bandanas, may not be worn except for religious reasons.

Hair and makeup:

  • If worn, makeup should be minimal.

Casual days (usually falls on the first Friday of each month):

  • No bare midriffs, tank tops, or halter-type shirts or dresses allowed.
  • Shirts and skirts must not be more than four (4) inches above the knee.
  • Saggy pants and shorts are not allowed.
  • Leggings should be covered by a skirt or shorts.

Not allowed:

  • No shirts or sweatshirts with logos that are not Académie Lafayette logos.
  • No blue jeans.
  • No blue jean shorts.
  • No navy pants or shorts.
  • No flip flops or open toe or backless shoes.
  • Hoods must remain off heads when indoors.
  • No hats inside the school.
  • No large hoop earrings.
  • No decorative wigs.
  • No bare midriffs, tank tops, or halter-type shirts or dresses.
  • No saggy pants and shorts.
  • No visible necklaces.

Uniform Violation Consequences:

  • Students out of uniform will receive a warning and be sent to the office to change, using the uniform closet.
  • Second offense: Parents will be called to bring a change of clothes or to take the child home to change. Middle school students will receive a Saturday School write-up.
Physical Education dress code

Students must be in proper attire to participate in P.E. class.

Grades K–3

  • Gym uniforms are not required for K–3; however, students may take off their uniform shirt if they are wearing a solid white T-shirt or a white T-shirt with an Académie Lafayette logo underneath. Or bring a shirt to change.
  • Students must wear proper-fitting gym shoes.
  • Students must wear shorts under skirts.
  • Students must wear appropriate athletic shoes (no slip-on shoes) during P.E. class.
  • P.E. will take place outside as weather permits, so please have your child dress accordingly.

Grades 4–8

The Physical Education dress code ensures that students can participate in the physical activities that are required by the Missouri curriculum. We encourage our students to understand the importance of safety and hygiene during their P.E. lessons and sports activities. The P.E. uniform colors follow the general school dress code. Physical Education students must wear*:

  • Proper-fitting gym/athletic/tennis shoes (no slip-on shoes).
  • Red or white T-shirt.
  • Navy blue sport shorts (no side stripe or logo allowed except Académie Lafayette).
  • Shorts must be no shorter than four (4) inches above the knee.
  • Navy blue sweat top (for colder weather).
  • Only Académie Lafayette logos are allowed on navy sweat tops (or approved AL sweat tops).
  • Navy blue athletic pants, such as sweat pants or AL spirit wear pants (no side stripe; only AL logo allowed).
  • Students may wear leggings or tights instead of athletic pants but must wear shorts over them at all times.
  • P.E. will take place outside as weather permits, so please have your child dress accordingly.

*On casual days, students are allowed to wear different colors but must have athletic clothes (specified above) and shoes to participate.