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.
All Students wear:
- Dress Slacks or shorts – Khaki – must wear with brown or black belt – may be purchased from any vendor
- Girls may wear school plaid skirt – available from both Dennis and Anton Uniforms
- Black Sweater or Pullover with embroidered school crest
Middle School Students – Grades 6-8
- Polo color choices are burgundy (wine) or black, short or long sleeved with embroidered school crest.
High School Students – Grades 9-12
- High school students may wear the white long or short sleeve Oxford, but it is not required. They can also purchase new black or burgundy polos from our vendors.
High School Students – Grades 11-12
- Necktie – custom, available for purchase from North Phoenix Prep
- Black blazer – Seniors may choose to wear a black blazer and Juniors may add the blazer after the ceremony.
Important notes –
Shirts – Shirts must be fully buttoned (only collar button may remain unbuttoned), and always remain tucked in so that dress belt may be seen. Undershirts must be solid white and otherwise unseen.
Skirt – A plaid Academy uniform skirt, available at both Anton and Dennis Uniforms. The skirt hem may be no higher than just above the knee, both in front and in back. Our uniform skirts come in many different styles, which are meant to reflect the different body types of young ladies have. If you purchase a skirt that fits the waist, the length may not be sufficient to reach the knee. If your young lady has shape to her hips, the length may seem correct in front, but not come down far enough in back. Skirts come in Girls, Half, Half Teen, and Junior. Girls style skirts tend to not suffice for a developing teen body. To get a proper fit, you MUST check the waist AND the length across the hips and/or buttocks.
Dress Slack/Shorts – Properly fitting khaki dress slacks are worn at the waist with a solid dark colored dress belt.
Footwear – All students may wear black dress shoes or solid black sneakers, no exceptions to solid black will be permitted.
Socks must black. Socks must be crew length or knee high and cannot have a visible logo. Girls may wear knee socks or tights. Leggings are not acceptable.
Hair – Boys’ hair must be trimmed and combed so that is neat, off the collar, off the ears, and not hanging below the eyebrows. Girls’ hair should be neatly combed or styled, neat bows, barrettes, headbands, and “scrunchies” are permissible but must match skirt colors. Hair must be natural looking in color.
Jewelry – All jewelry should be subtle and tastefully matched to the uniform. Girls may wear one pair of short earrings only on the ear lobes. “Short” means that the earrings should not hang more than ½ inch below the ear lobe. Loops are not to be larger than the size of a nickel. For each student, one simple ring on each hand is permitted. One wrist bracelet, one watch, and one small necklace are permissible.
Girls Makeup – Makeup is permitted and should be applied tastefully and in moderation. Fingernails should not be excessively long and may be painted in any solid color, so long as all the nails match. No glitter or designs are allowed.
Outerwear – Sweaters and sweatshirts may be worn for warmth before and after school but must be stored in lockers and remain in during school hours. NPX uniform sweaters may be worn throughout the school day. This includes NPX sweatshirts, blazers, and Letterman jackets.
Body – Students will bear no tattoos, temporary or permanent, including pen and ink writing and drawings on the skin.
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 co-curricular activity that requires an immediate change in dress.
View the NPX Family Handbook for requirements about clothing, hair, makeup, and jewelry at special events.