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Dress Code
Pacific Northern Academy has a mandatory dress code for all elementary and middle school students. There are many positive reasons for a school dress code, including encouraging students to express their individuality through personality and academic achievements, and putting the focus on academics, not fashion. The responsibility for ensuring that students come to school in compliance with the Dress Code rests with parents.

PNA will contact parents when non-compliance occurs. Students are to look neat and clean. Hair must be a natural hair color. Piercing is limited to ears and no visible tattoos are allowed. Any student whose appearance becomes unusual in a manner which is not addressed by the Dress Code but which is objectionable and not consistent with the spirit and purposes of the Dress Code may be required to change that appearance. Such instances will be handled on a case-by-case basis, as not every circumstance can be foreseen.

Students are required to use good judgment, to respect themselves and others, and to demonstrate modesty in selecting attire. All clothing is to be neatly hemmed, properly fitting, conservative, and in good repair. Button down shirts are to be tucked in. Hats and jackets are to be left in classrooms during the school day.

Everyday Attire - Monday through Thursdays:

All Early Childhood, Lower School and Middle School Students

  • Pants, Shorts, Skirts, Skorts & Jumpers: Navy, khaki, and classic Blackwatch (navy/green) plaid
  • Shirts and Blouses: Solid colors only; collar required; Polo shirts, dress shirts, turtlenecks and mock turtlenecks are permitted. *Beginners Program students are not required to have a collar.
  • Sweaters, Vests and Sweatshirts: Navy, dark green, or maize yellow; Sweaters and vests with v-neck, crewneck, and cardigan styles are permitted. Sweatshirts must have the PNA logo or be official PNA Spirit wear, available at school.
  • Stockings, Tights and Socks: White, black, navy blue or skin tone stockings or tights and any matched color socks.
  • Shoes: Simple, clean and modest athletic shoes or dark dress shoes with non-slip and non-marking soles.

Dress Down Days - Fridays

Early Childhood, Lower School and Middle School Students

Students are allowed to wear the clothes of their choice on Fridays. All clothing should be appropriate to the student’s age, school activities, and weather conditions. If for some reason, students need to wear Dress Attire for a special occasion on a Friday, parents will be notified by their teachers ahead of time.

Not permitted for Everyday Attire: Athletic style clothing, sweat pants, knit pants, leggings, cargo style bottoms, t-shirts, rugby shirts, and argyle patterns.

Not Ever Permitted: Tank, halter, spaghetti strap or strapless tops or dresses are never allowed. Clothing may not advertise, condone, depict, or promote the use of alcohol, tobacco, or drugs; also prohibited is clothing with vulgar or obscene language, or with images or writings that promote disruption of the educational setting. Shorts, skirts and dresses may not be shorter than mid-thigh length.

Dress Attire: Field Trips and Special Occasions

Early Childhood and Lower School Girls
  • Navy sweater vest or cardigan with the PNA logo, OR A navy blazer (Navy blazer does not require the PNA logo.)
  • White button down blouse with collar
  • Classic Blackwatch plaid (navy/green) jumper or skirt
  • Khaki pants or skirt
  • White, black, navy blue or skin tone stockings and tights
  • Black, navy blue or dark brown socks
  • Brown, black or navy dress shoes
Early Childhood and Lower School Boys
  • Navy sweater vest or cardigan with the PNA logo OR
  • A navy blazer (Navy blazer does not require the PNA logo.)
  • White button down shirt with collar
  • Khaki pants
  • Black, navy blue or dark brown socks
  • Brown, black or navy dress shoes
  • Tie (optional for Early Childhood only)
Middle School Girls
  • Navy blazer (Does not require the PNA logo)
  • White button down blouse with collar
  • Classic Blackwatch plaid (navy/green) jumper or skirt
  • Khaki pants or skirt
  • White, black, navy blue or skin tone stockings and tights
  • Black, navy blue or dark brown socks
  • Brown, black or navy dress shoes
  • Tie (optional)
  • Black/dark brown belt if khaki pants are worn
Middle School Boys
  • Navy blazer (Does not require the PNA logo)
  • White button down shirt with collar
  • Khaki pants
  • Black, navy blue or dark brown socks
  • Brown, black or navy dress shoes
  • Tie
  • Black/dark brown belt if khaki pants are worn
Before You Shop!

Check out PNA’s Uniform Closet for gently used uniform items. Visit the Uniform Closet at any time to find a usable uniform item at no charge. Donations of good shape (no tears/stains) uniform clothing are welcome.

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