What to Bring: Clothes

We believe that the way a person acts is related to the way a person dresses. We impose a stricter standard of dress upon our students than they might upon themselves — from 7:55 in the morning until 3:30 in the afternoon — to underline our seriousness of shared purpose here and to foster the feeling of belonging to a larger community. After school and on the weekend, students are allowed to wear clean, neat, and appropriate casual clothes.

For Female Students

Tops: Collared blouses are required at all times for females. A collared blouse must be worn under all sweaters, sweatshirts, or blazers. Blouses should be buttoned up to the second button, and show a modest neckline. Blouses must be of appropriate fit, covering the lower back and entire shoulders. Blouses should be made to be tucked in.

Bottoms: Skirts must be worn at the waist and be of appropriate fit and length (knee length). Full- length dress pants other than jeans or jeans-cut style are also permitted. Solid color, ankle length leggings are appropriate if worn under a knee-length dress or a skirt. Dresses or jumpers, which are of appropriate length (knee length), are acceptable.

Footwear: Dress sandals, sneakers, casual dress shoes, semi-formal footwear, and footwear designed for harsh weather are acceptable.

Outerwear: Sweaters, vests, and jackets of appropriate fit and length are permitted, as are sweatshirts without hoods. No logos other than the SJA logo are permitted

Hair: Should be a natural color and should be worn in a neat and appropriate fashion.


For Male Students

Tops: Oxford shirts with collars and sleeves are acceptable and must be worn tucked in. Ties are required and must be dress ties, (includes bow ties). They must be properly tied, pulled up, and visible. Ties may not have distracting colors or designs.

Bottoms: Dress slacks and pants which are worn at the waist with a belt (other than jeans or jeans-style) are permitted.

Footwear: Dress sandals, sneakers, casual dress shoes, semi-formal footwear, and footwear designed for harsh weather are acceptable.

Outerwear: Sweaters, vests, and jackets of appropriate fit and length are permitted, as are sweatshirts without hoods. No logos other than the SJA logo are permitted

Hair: Should be a natural color and trimmed so as to be above the collar, ears, and eyes.


Variety Clothes Days

Variety Clothes Days will occur occasionally; a nominal fee will be associated with the privilege of wearing casual attire. The fees will be collected for various charities. On casual days, jeans worn above the hips are permitted, as are tee-shirts which conform to our standards of modesty and decency. Casual footwear will be permitted on casual days. Variety Clothes Days are NOT costume days.


General

All clothing must be in good repair, must fit properly, and no undergarments can be revealed.

Clothing must be of styles made for dress or casual wear (not athletic attire like nylon shorts or sweat suits, nor “work” clothing such as camouflage or overalls). Cargo pants, Carhartts, and similar styles with oversized pockets are also not appropriate.

Brand names, writing, or insignias should be small and unobtrusive. Clothing and accessories must be free of any profanity, vulgarity, or inappropriate messages or symbols.

The only visible “pierced” jewelry allowed are ladies’ earrings.

“Rolling under” the hem of a garment is not permitted.

Men should be clean shaven with sideburns no longer than the bottom of the ear.

Tattoos must be covered at all times.


Shown above is an example of proper dress code.

Laundry
Washers and dryers are available free-of-charge in all dormitories for personal laundry.

Laundry Service
VT Campus Laundry & Storage, LLC has been serving St. Johnsbury Academy resident students
for several years. They provide laundry services for all school clothing, bedding, and drycleaning, including ironing.

They also provide shipping and storage of students’ personal belongings over the summer.

Melody Phelps Peterson, Owner
vtcampuslaundry@yahoo.com
1-802-274-5021