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4832 Highland Ave.

Downers Grove, IL 60515

7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Monday to Friday

Uniform Policy

St. Joseph School Uniform Policy

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Students are asked to appear clean and dressed accordingly to the following:

Uniform Requirements

Grades K-5

  • Plaid jumper no higher than 1” above the knee
  • Navy blue twill pants (with belts grades 1-5)
  • White blouse with collar (no logo/decorations)
  • Solid red, white, navy socks that cover the ankle, knee highs or tights (no decorations)
  • Solid navy cardigan sweater, navy hooded SJS or heather grey SJS sweatshirt
  • Dress shoes that tie/buckle or loafers in black, dark brown, or navy


Grades 6-8

  • Plaid skirt must be worn at the waist and no higher than 1” above the knee
  • Khaki twill pants worn with plain belts
  • Navy blue polo long or short sleeve (no logo/decorations)
  • Solid red, white, navy socks that cover the ankle, knee highs or tights (no decorations)
  • Solid navy cardigan sweater, navy hooded SJS or heather grey SJS sweatshirt
  • Dress shoes that tie/buckle or loafers in black, dark brown, navy, beige or tan

Grades K-5

  • Navy blue twill pants (with belts grades 15)
  • Light blue polo long or short sleeve (no logo/decorations)
  • Solid color crew socks in navy, black or white that cover the ankle.
  • Solid navy cardigan sweater, navy hooded SJS or heather grey SJS sweatshirt
  • Dress shoes that tie/buckle or loafers in black, dark brown, or navy


Grades 6-8

  • Khaki twill pants worn with plain belts
  • Navy blue polo long or short sleeve (no logo/decorations)
  • Solid color crew socks in navy, black or white that cover the ankle
  • Solid blue sweater, navy hooded SJS or heather grey SJS sweatshirt.
  • Dress shoes that tie/buckle or loafers in black, dark brown, navy, beige or tan
  • Blouses and shirts must be tucked in at all times.
  • Boys in Gr 1-8 must wear belts if the item has belt loops.
  • Appropriate hairstyles are required for both boys and girls, trendy hairstyles and “sparkly” hair accessories are not allowed.
  • Hair color shall remain natural; highlights are not allowed.
  • Sandal, mocs, flip flops, clogs, crocs, platform or backless shoes are not allowed.
  • Only students in grades 6-8 may wear beige or tan shoes.
  • Pajama bottoms are not allowed in school.
  • Boys may not wear earrings and girls may not wear dangling earrings.
  • Only jewelry of a religious nature may be worn.
  • Wristbands are not to be worn unless the school approves a special cause for a limited time period.
  • No makeup or nail polish is allowed.

Warm Weather Uniform Requirements 

Students may wear warm weather uniform from the start of the school year until October 1 and  May 1 until the end of the school year. The warm weather uniform includes grade specific uniform requirements as noted above plus the following grade specific options.

Navy blue twill shorts no higher than 1” above the knee (with belts grades 1-5)

Khaki twill shorts no higher than 1” above the knee worn with plain belts

Students may wear any color gym shoes; and navy, black or white ankle length or crew socks

Gym Uniform & Sweatshirt Requirements 

Students wear regular school uniform with gym shoes (any color). Girls must wear shorts under jumper on gym days.

  • Black SJS shorts with green SJS tee shirt
  • Athletic shoes of any color and are only worn for gym class (no sling back or platform)

Cold Weather Recess

Students should have proper protection from the weather. On cold and or windy days when the weather can be threatening to uncovered skin, students not wearing leg coverings will be required to stay inside for recess.

Purchase School Uniforms

Dennis Uniform

1141 N. Main Street 

Lombard, IL 60148

630-932-7171
Order online at www.dennisuniform.com; SJS School Code: GJSGL

Gym​ ​Uniforms​ ​&​ ​Spiritwear

PS Signs & Apparel

6400 Woodward Ave

Downers Grove, IL 60516

(630) 852-4040
Order online at: www.pssigns.com/sjs