At Great Hearts schools, the student uniform is an essential part of who we are and what we do. The uniform serves to unify our students as one community of learners, irrespective of our diverse backgrounds. The uniform also signifies to the larger community our common purpose and identity as schools in pursuit of the true, the good and the beautiful. Finally, the uniform frees our students to pursue their intellectual and moral development as individuals, without the distractions of fad and fashion. True individuality is formed in the heart and mind, not in appearances.

Archway Cicero uniforms may be purchased through Dennis Uniforms.

Please review the uniform guidelines in the Archway Cicero Handbook or review the guidelines below.

The uniforms that our students wear at Archway Classical Academy are intended as constant reminder that we do not derive our identity from what we wear; rather, we derive it from what we believe, say, and do. In a similar sense, then, the school itself derives its identity from the beliefs and actions that form its mission and identity, rather than from its buildings and façade, which speaks only in a very limited way about who we really are, what we really are, as a school.

Students must stay in uniform whenever they are on campus (including the parking lot) during a school day. This means arriving on campus fully in uniform and leaving campus fully in uniform (correct shoes, shirts tucked in, etc.). Students may only change out of uniform after school with teacher/coach permission to participate in an approved curricular or extracurricular activity that requires an immediate change in dress.

Student Uniforms (Required):

  1. Polo Shirt ‐Short or Long sleeve with school logo
    • Color: White or light blue
    • Fit: Shirt must always remain tucked in
    • Vendor: Dennis Uniforms for all white or light blue logo shirts
    • Undershirts must not be visible from under uniforms
  2. Pants ‐Girls and Boys
    • Color: Navy blue
    • Style: Flat front dress pants, no pleats, no jeans or cargo pants, with belt loops and a solid, dark belt
    • Fit: Pants should reach the shoe but not drag on the ground. No excessively baggy or tight‐fitting pants will be permitted. Pants should be worn at the waist with no undergarments visible. The slacks should have belt loops and a solid, dark belt should be used.
    • Vendor: Any as long as pants are indistinguishable from the Dennis Uniform pants
  3. Jumper and/or Skort ‐K‐2 Girls
    • Color: Navy blue
    • Length: The skirt hem may be no higher than just above the knee, both in front and in back. Skirt hem should be within two inches of the ground when properly adjusted at the waist, and may be longer if desired. Skirts must be worn at the waist.
      Dark spandex tight‐fitting shorts must be worn under the jumper
    • Vendor: Dennis Uniforms
  4. Skort and/or Skirt ‐3‐5 Grade Girls
    • Color: Navy blue
    • Length: The skirt hem may be no higher than just above the knee, both in front and in back. Skirt hem should be within two inches of the ground when properly adjusted at the waist, and may be longer if desired. Skirts must be worn at the waist.
    • Dark spandex tight‐fitting shorts must be worn under the skirt
    • Vendor: Dennis Uniforms
  5. Shoes
  6. Socks
    • Color: White
    • Length: Over the ankle or knee‐high
      Girls may also wear navy tights (no white tights)

Student Uniforms (Optional):

  1. Shorts ‐Girls and Boys
    • Color: Navy blue
    • Style: Flat or pleated front walking shorts. Shorts should fall mid‐thigh and not be longer than the knee, with belt loops and a solid dark belt
    • Fit: No excessively‐baggy or tight‐fitting shorts will be permitted. Shorts should be worn at the waist with no undergarments visible. The shorts should have belt loops and a solid, dark belt should be used
    • Vendor: Any as long as the shorts are indistinguishable from the Dennis Uniforms shorts
  2. Outerwear
    • Color: Navy blue with school logo
    • Style: Vest, sweater, or cardigan
    • Vendor: Dennis Uniforms
  3. Outerwear Jackets may be worn to school for warmth but must be free of logos and messages. Jackets may only be worn before and after school and during recess.

If the cost of the uniform presents a financial hardship for your family, please contact the school office for assistance.

Hair, Jewelry and Makeup

Girls: Hair should be neatly combed or styled. White, light blue, Navy, or school‐designated plaid small bows, barrettes, headbands, and “scrunchies” are permissible. Hair should not be arranged or colored so as to draw undue attention to the student. Hair must be natural looking and conservative in its color (no bleaching or unnatural streaking/highlighting, no deep/bright reds or oranges, no artificial jet‐black coloring, and no unnatural colors). Nail polish, if worn, must be clear or a natural, light pink. If the nail polish does not comply, the student will be sent to the nurse to have the polish removed.

Boys: Hair should be neatly combed or styled. Hair must be well‐off the top of the shirt collar. Hair should not fall below the eyebrows or past the mid‐point of the ear. Hair cannot be tucked behind the ears. No shaved heads, Mohawks, rat’s tails, pony tails, or braids. Hair must be natural looking and conservative in its color (no bleaching or unnatural streaking/highlighting, no deep/bright reds or oranges, no artificial jet‐black coloring, and no unnatural colors).

Jewelry: Girls may wear small studded earrings. No loops or dangling earrings are permitted. Boys may not wear earrings. No other body piercings are permitted. Boys and girls are permitted to wear one watch. Bracelets, rings, and necklaces are not permitted unless for religious reasons.

Accessories: If hair accessories or jewelry are out of compliance, the student will be asked to store the item in his/her backpack, to be taken home at the end of the day.

Makeup: Students may not wear makeup of any kind.

Additional Guidelines

Hats and sunglasses may only be worn outside and must be removed when the student enters the building.

Student’s skin should be free of any painted or ink drawings of any kind. Students should not draw on themselves or on others.