School Uniform

Classic Polo Shirts (any solid color)

Classic Polo Shirts may have one pocket or no pocket. Classic Polo Shirts do not have additional embellishments, such as ruffles, bows, extra pleats, etc. Classic Polo Shirts may be long or short sleeve. Polo shirts do not need to be worn tucked-in at school, and only the top button may be left undone.

Specialized clothing for school-sponsored groups such as school music groups or school clubs or Yearbook Staff may be worn at school under certain circumstances upon approval from school administration.


Standard Classic Oxford Shirt (any solid color)

Buttons must go up from the bottom of the shirt to the collar and must have a collar. Classic Oxfords have one pocket or no pockets. Classic Oxfords do not have additional embellishments, such as ruffles, bows, extra pleats, etc. Only the top button may be left undone when worn at school. Classic Oxford shirts have top-stitching along the buttons on the front of the shirt. No other button shirts or blouses will be acceptable.

Classic Oxford shirts, long- sleeve, short-sleeve or ¾ length sleeve. Oxford shirts must be tucked-in, if a necktie is worn, the shirt must be tucked in when worn at school.

Necktie: (if worn) in any color, pattern, or design, must be worn around the neck under the collar.


Undershirts (solid white)

Optional. Long or short sleeve. Sleeves may come out under the Polo or Oxford shirt for a layered-look.


Pants (khaki & navy blue)

School Uniform style pants. No more that 1%-2% spandex. No cargo pants. No tight-fitting pants around the knees to the ankles, no leggings worn as pants. No corduroy.  (Dockers Style Pants)


Shorts / Skirts & Capris (khaki & navy blue)

Shorts: Must be knee-length
Skirts: Must be mid-calf length

No cargo shorts. No corduroy.



Any shoe and style so long as they are ALL black or ALL brown version of the shoe. Laces, soles, or tips, may be white. Shoes must be closed toe and closed heel. Shoes must be worn at all times while at school.


Socks (any pattern, color or design)

Nothing inappropriate or offensive.


Belts (black or brown)

Solid color black or brown belt. Suspenders must also be solid color black or brown.


Sweaters & Hoodies

Only solid colored sweaters (knitted or sweatshirt material). Sweater styles may be: crewneck, sweater vest, V-neck, Cardigan, or the Paradigm-issued sweaters or Paradigm-issued Hoodies. Collared Polo shirt or Oxford shirt must still be worn underneath any sweater. No other hoodies allowed (only Paradigm-issued Hoodies). No turtle neck sweaters.

The school will provide official Paradigm school apparel (sweaters, hoodies, and/or jackets), and make additional school apparel available to purchase. Non-Paradigm issued hoodies or jackets are not allowed to be worn in the building.


Coats and Jackets

Suit Blazers and Paradigm-issued jackets may be worn in the school building. The school will make additional school jackets available to purchase. No other coats or jackets may be worn in the building. If brought to school, non-Paradigm coats or jackets must be in a backpack or hung up in the office, a mentor’s closet or in an Admin office. (Not carried in hand or on person). Hoods are not to be worn in the building.

Blazers: Blazers are to be in the classic cut and style, not longer than waist length, in solid colors only, with two pockets or no pockets. Blazers are to be worn over Polos and Oxfords.


Headwear & Accessories

Headwear: Solid colored headbands or hair-ties. No bandanas. No hats in the building.

Scarves: No scarves in the building.

Costuming: No capes, cloaks, or robes.  No costume pieces or headbands with ears, horns, or the like, or props, toys, or stuffed animals etc.

Piercings: One pair of earrings. No body or facial piercings visible while at school.

Tattoos: No tattoos visible at school. No pen, pencil, marker, or paint drawings or markings on the face or body while at school.


Hair & Grooming

  • Only natural hair colors and patterns (hair color that a human being is born with).
  • Styles: No extreme hairstyles (dictionary definition: furthest from the center or a given point; outermost.). Hair is out of the face and eyes.
  • Well-groomed and clean. Use deodorant if necessary and facial hair neatly trimmed.
  • If worn, make-up must be customary and not “extreme” or distracting. No facial art, drawings, symbols on the face or body.


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    Julia H.

    I went to Paradigm all through high school. Best experience ever. Not only did it help me focus on my strengths, but it also prepared me for college with its challenging curriculum that makes you think outside the box. The mentors there care about each of their students individually, and want nothing more than the students’ success.

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