St. Mary's Elementary School

Uniform Policy


The wearing of a school uniform is a decision made by the school community. It will be strictly enforced throughout the year. Each student is REQUIRED to be in the following uniform: 


  • Grey Pants 
  • St. Mary’s Crested Polo Shirt 
  • St. Mary’s Crested Burgundy Cardigan 
  • Dark, Grey or White Socks 
  • Grey Walking Short (Optional for Summer - April-Oct.) 


  • Tartan Jumper (Kindergarten – Grade 3) 
  • Tartan Skirt (Grade 4 – Grade 7) 
  • St. Mary’s Crested Polo Shirt 
  • St. Mary’s Crested Burgundy Cardigan 
  • Navy Blue Knee Socks or Tights 
  • Grey Skorts (Optional for Summer - April-Oct.) with plain white socks and runners 

PE uniform for all: 

  • St. Mary’s Athletic Logo T-shirt 
  • St. Mary’s Athletic Logo Black Short 
  • Running Shoes & Plain White Sport Socks 
  • St. Mary’s Crested Black Track Pants and Hoodie 


  • Plain Black Low Heeled Dress Shoes 
  • Plain Black Running Shoes with no contrasting stripes 


Modest hair accessories are allowed and should complement uniform colours (e.g., burgundy, black, navy, dark green). Hair colour should be natural and not dyed.  All hair has to be brushed, neatly tied back if long enough and kept out of the face. 

Grade 7: 
  • Graduation Sweatshirt alternative to Cardigan 


Earrings: for safety no hoops or dangling earrings. Stud earrings are acceptable. 

The school cannot be responsible for lost, missing, or broken jewelry. 

NoteAll uniform pieces with the exception of socks and shoes must be purchased through: 

Neat Uniforms 

1050 Boundary Rd. Burnaby 

Telephone: 604-205-7555  

Uniforms may be purchased online or in-person with an appointment at NEAT Uniforms. 

SMSAINTS Apparel: St. Mary’s offers a variety of branded items for students and adults available to purchase. Parents will be notified with pop-up orders throughout the year. Specialized clothing items are not part of the school uniform, but can be worn on designated days. 

Please Note:

Warm weather months will be announced at the Principal’s discretion.

At regular intervals uniform checks will be conducted to ensure conformity with the uniform policy as well as condition of garments (i.e. excessive wear or damaged clothing is not acceptable).

Everything but socks and shoes must be purchased from Neat Uniforms .

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