Patriot Academy students wear school uniforms to promote school spirit, a sense of unity and community, self-respect, and an atmosphere of modesty and "professionalism". In order to meet these goals, our required uniform has been designed to be simple, readily available, and inexpensive.
Below you will find examples of all permitted uniform items. See the detailed dress code from our handbook here.
Cold Weather Uniforms
Friday Spirit Shirts
Why are uniforms important?
According the ERIC Digest on Educational Management, "Potential benefits attributed to school uniforms include improved discipline, increased respect for teachers, increased school attendance, fewer distractions, improved academic performance, increased self-esteem and confidence, lower overall clothing costs, promotion of group spirit, reduction in social stratification and fashion statements, improved classroom behavior, lower rates of school crime and violence, and easy identification of nonstudents (Brown)."
See also, the Department of Education's Manual on School Uniforms.