At St. John Catholic High School, the uniform is a source of pride and a builder of our community.  Students who enroll at St. John Catholic High School do so with a complete and full awareness of uniform requirements.  Therefore, by choosing St. John Catholic High School, students and parents agree to abide by the established School Uniform Policy. 



The uniform is to be worn for the entirety of the full school day including lunch, supervised study periods, and spares, in ALL areas of the school.  Students are required to wear the prescribed school uniform throughout the school year, including examination daysBasic uniform items include:

Shirts:  Golf Shirt, long or short sleeve;

Bottoms: Pants, Capris, Shorts, Kilt (shorts and kilts may not be rolled up at the waist); and

Sweaters:  Pullover, Half Zip Polo, Cardigan, Full-Zip Sweater.

Footwear:  Open-toed shoes (e.g. sandals) may not be worn in some classes due to safety concerns.

Students are expected to arrive to school in uniform and are to be in full uniform at all times during the day.  Uniforms will be worn on all school trips unless otherwise specified by school administration. Students are expected to display a neat and orderly appearance.   All bottoms must be worn at the waist and clothing should be kept clean and in good condition.  There is to be no alteration of the school uniform (including but not restricted to pinning the backs of shirts, re-hemming/fitting of pants, rolling up pant/short legs or kilts, etc.)  All uniform items are to be purchased from R.J. McCarthy.

If a student arrives out of uniform, the student will work in isolation for the day, and will not be admitted to classes.  Parents/Guardians will be notified. Students not admitted to class will be responsible for all work missed.  Students borrowing uniform pieces may receive a detention.  Repeated infractions may result in suspension out of school.

The principal or vice-principal will only grant temporary uniform exemptions for extenuating circumstances. A medical note from a doctor must be provided clearly outlining the need for the exemption. In the case of an exemption, students should be in as much of the uniform as possible.  Appropriately coloured pants or shorts must be worn in such a case.  (Jeans are not acceptable)

Coats and jackets are not to be worn in the building during the day and are to be kept in lockers.  Only solid, plain white or black t-shirts can be worn under uniform shirts. Graphics, scripts, or designs are not acceptable. Should a student wear a different colour shirt underneath, he/she will be asked to change.  A uniform shirt must be worn under sweaters, vests, hoodies and half zip polos.

Baseball caps, hats, any type of bandana, and other headwear are not permitted during school hours and should be left at home.  Students wearing headwear risk losing it for the balance of the school day.  Accessories must be in keeping with the spirit of the uniform.  The following are unacceptable:  large jewelry, wallet chains, studded belts, collars, or bracelets, scarves, gloves (of any style), leg warmers, etc. 

The school uniform store stocks a number of uniform items for students to purchase.  Please consult the school website for the hours of operation.  Items can also be purchased online at


Spirit Wear Days:

Most Fridays throughout the school year, students may substitute articles of Spirit Wear clothing to be worn in conjunction with their uniform pieces. Spirit Wear pertains to clothing purchased from various school clubs or sports teams reflecting the school culture of SJCHS.

Casual Dress Days:

Student Council requests days throughout the year during which students may choose to wear clothing other than the regular school uniform. Students and staff who choose casual dress attire on these days will make a contribution (usually $2.00) to a designated charity.

On Casual Dress Days, students are expected to maintain respectful, appropriate, and modest attire reflecting our positive school culture.


Families are asked to use solid judgment, keeping in mind that the following are NOT acceptable:

– Spaghetti/thin straps, or low cut tops/dresses;

– Muscle shirts, crop tops, see-through material;

– Short shorts or low-riding bottoms;

– Exposed undergarments;

– Pajama pants;

– Hats, bandanas, fish net stockings, or pocket chains;

– Monogrammed clothing or accessories promoting sex, violence, drugs, alcohol, or racist messages.

Final interpretation of our School Dress Code is the responsibility of School Administration.