Students are expected to be well-groomed at all times and to wear their uniform during school hours. Wearing the SMA school uniform fosters a sense of belonging to the Academy community.
The SMA uniform, with the exception of shoes, must be purchased from the Tartan Shop at the school. Students have a variety of mix and match options for winter and summer.
The regulation uniform may be worn all year. It consists of a blue plaid kilt, white oxford button down collar shirt with short or long sleeves, navy knee socks, navy tights or navy panty hose, and navy or black dress shoes. No canvas shoes, runners, boots or sandals. Shoes must have a closed toe, closed back and a heel height of less than 4 cm.
Students may also purchase a regulation sweater, available in cardigan, pullover or sleeveless vest, and a regulation tie.
Students must wear full regulation uniform to all Mass celebrations.
Students may choose to wear the summer uniform from May 1 to Thanksgiving. The summer uniform includes a light-weight navy skirt, navy or white regulation polo (golf) shirt (with SMA logo) or white uniform blouse, navy knee highs, and regulation shoes.
Students may choose to wear the the winter uniform from Thanksgiving to May 1. The winter uniform includes regulation grey or navy pants, white uniform blouse and regulation shoes.
Pants are available by special order at the Tartan Shop. Information will be provided in the fall for special order opportunites and deadlines. Cost of pants is $38 plus applicable taxes.
Throughout the year students enjoy several casual days when they're not required to wear the uniform. On casual day, students and staff are asked to make a $2 donation for the privilege of dressing in casual clothes. The following clothing items are not permitted:
- transparent clothing
- tank, halter or tube top
- flip flops
- exposed midriff
- short shorts
All proceeds benifit organizations that are either managed or supported by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary.
The Tartan Shop
Located near the cafeteria, the Tartan Shop is open 12:35 - 1:35 p.m. on Friday's beginning after the long weekend in September and ending the last Friday in May, except for days when classes are not in session.
Payment methods include Visa, Mastercard, Debit and Cash. Cheques are not accepted. GST is charged on all purchases. PST is charged on all adult sized merchandise. If you're under 15 you must complete a PST exemption form.
To volunteer at the Tartan Shop click this link.
Unworn and unwashed garments may be returned or exchanged within 60 days from the date of purchase. Tights and socks must be unopened and in their original packaging. Modesty shorts are a final sale.
Top Marks stands behind their workmanship and the fabric used in their clothing. Defective merchandise will be replaced within 60 days from the date of purchase.
All returns/exchanges must be accompanied by the sales invoice.
Tartan Shop Merchandise
The regulation uniform may be worn all year. It consists of a blue plaid kilt, white oxford button-down collar shirt with short or long sleeves, navy knee socks, navy tights or navy pantyhose, and navy or black dress shoes. No canvas shoes, runners, boots, or sandals. Shoes must have a closed toe, closed back and a heel height of less than 4 cm.