Students are expected to adhere to the school and gym dress codes. Parental support of these codes is required. We encourage students at NFA to take pride in their appearance. When a child looks and feels good about him or herself, he or she acts and works accordingly.
- Students are to maintain an appearance of neatness, which includes shirts being tucked in at all times, and slacks and skirts worn correctly at waist level.
- Neatness and cleanliness in personal attire are part of a child’s education and the responsibility of the parents.
- If a situation arises where a student will not be in full uniform, parents are expected to send a note to the homeroom teacher.
- Some occasions require formal attire. If a formal occasion, such as a liturgy or an assembly, falls on a gym day, students are expected to wear their regular school uniform and sneakers.
Students in grades 1 to 8 are required to wear the uniform and shoes as outlined below. We work primarily with two vendors: Flynn & O’Hara Uniform Company in Springhouse (215-793-9436), and Flocco’s Shoes in Conshohocken (610-828-5544).
A regulation school uniform is not required for children in Pre-primary program, Kindergarten, and Montessori preschool. These children wear sneakers or shoes that tie or velcro so that they are conducive to outdoor play. Beginning this year, the NFA gym uniform will be an optional daily uniform for these students. In the 2020-2021 school year, the gym uniform will be a daily requirement for children in Pre-primary program, Kindergarten, and Montessori preschool.
The NFA Parents Association offers gently used uniforms at reasonable prices. Please check the calendar for “The Clothesline” schedule.