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One of the many blessings of attending the School of St. Mary is minimal drama over attire in the morning for both boys and girls.

School Uniform Guidelines

Students are required to wear the designated school uniforms as described in the guidelines below. Please click on each campus below to review the uniform guidelines.

Purchasing School Uniforms

Families may purchase uniforms online at Lands' End. The school code is 900129859. See the Lands' End Getting Started Guide to be walked through the steps. 

PE Uniforms for UGC

Students in grades 4-8 will need to purchase a PE uniform. The UGC Physical Education uniform is sold at Kiddles, which is located in downtown Lake Forest. Orders may be placed online and will be delivered to school if ordered by August 5.

Please contact Lee Shlifka from Kiddles at (847) 234-0025 or lee@kiddlessports.comwith any questions or to place an order.

Order PE Uniforms


If you would like to purchase used uniforms, please contact Mrs. Colleen Vedra by cell at 312-286-5193 or email at

Special Dress Days

Occasionally, SOSM allows casual days with spiritwear. Spiritwear or Crusader Wear is tee shirts and sweatshirts with School of St. Mary logos and colors. To purchase School of St. Mary spirit wear, please contact Mrs. Carlotta Plotner at or by cell at (224) 688-8427.  Parents Association will hold several online sales of spiritwear throughout the year. 

Birthday Casual Dress Day

On the student's birthday, they may dress in casual clothes on that day. If their birthday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, they may celebrate on the preceding Monday or Friday. Students whose birthday falls in the summer may celebrate on their half-birthday. 

Dress Code Guidelines for 8th Grade

School of St. Mary eighth-graders attend several celebratory and special functions throughout their eighth-grade year. Students may find attire guidelines for Confirmation, May Crowning, Dinner, Dance, & Graduation here.

Frequently Asked Questions regarding Attire

Gym shoes are perfectly acceptable for both boys and girls.  Please do not select shoes for school that draw attention.  For example, no flashing lights, noisemakers, Uggs, fashion statement shoes, open-toed shoes, flip-flops, or sandals.

 Yes!  But most choose to wear skirts and jumpers.

No.  Shorts are allowed from August through October 15th, then again from April 15th - the end of school.

All students must respect the requirement that shorts and skirts must not go above 2 inches above the knee.  

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we strive to minimize contagion and provide a clean environment.  Therefore, please send every student to school in a freshly washed outfit.  That being said, we recommend, depending on how often you prefer to launder clothes, 3-4 outfits to get through the week.  For younger children (kindergarten and 1st grade), we suggest having an older uniform available for a quick change if necessary.

When students are outdoors, they may wear any coat, sweatshirt, sweater, etc., but once they resume class indoors, students must layer with specified uniform compliant sweaters and fleeces (available at Lands End) or spirit wear sweatshirts.

Girls at the PGC must wear knee socks as described in the uniform. Girls at the PGC may wear socks that cover their ankles. All students must wear socks that cover their ankles.

We request that girls wear biker shorts underneath skirts and jumpers.

One final note about uniforms:  All students must tuck in their shirts and wear belts with pants and shorts.  We ask parents to support the uniform standards as uniforms contribute to a productive learning environment.