Student uniforms are a long standing tradition in Catholic schools including St. Thomas the Apostle. Uniforms, along with a formal dress code, have many benefits for our school community:
- Uniforms increase school unity and pride.
- Uniforms free students to express themselves through personal or academic achievement rather than the latest clothing styles.
- Uniforms, along with a standard of proper dress and appearance, help reflect the Christian values of the school.
- Comparison studies have proven uniforms to be more cost effective for families compared to unregulated school clothing.
Students’ respect for their uniforms and the school’s dress code translates to respect for the school and its values. As ambassadors for St. Thomas the Apostle, students represent the school at all times, to visitors within the building as well as on field trips, at sporting events, and in the community.
Students in prekindergarten through eighth grade wear uniforms as outlined in the general dress code and
more specifically in the dress code for girls and the
dress code for boys. In addition, all students wear the
designated uniform for physical education class. The clothing
and appearance of all students should always be appropriate,
neat and modest. The dress code is strictly enforced
by the school faculty and administration. Questions
regarding the interpretation of STA’s uniform policy
should be directed to the principal.
St. Thomas the Apostle families have two resources for uniforms:
3517 W. 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL 60805
79th & Harlem in the Bridgeview Court Plaza
Bridgeview, IL 60455
Families may also purchase gently used uniforms from the school’s supply closet at $5.00 per item or, make an exchange of clothing. Sales of gently used clothing take place periodically throughout the school year.
School Spirit Days
School Spirit Days are scheduled monthly. On School Spirit Days, students may wear official St. Thomas the Apostle spirit wear. Approved items are sold at specified times throughout the year; order forms are available in the school office.
Occasionally, students are allowed to dress out of uniform for special days or special rewards. N.U.T. days (No Uniform Today) are not permitted on days when students attend Mass or a field trip. Students should always dress in clothes appropriate for a Christian student. The principal will make the final decision as to whether a particular article of clothing is appropriate for a N.U.T. day.