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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Dear O'Hara Families,

O'Hara has a dress code that was designed to foster school pride, to create a non-competitive dress environment, and to be simple for students and parents. In November, we conducted a survey of O'Hara families and staff to assess satisfaction with the school dress code. Upcoming dress code changes reflect data collected from the survey, along with recommendations from the Dress Code Committee and school administration. Starting with the 2018-2019 school year, these changes are focused around simplifying the dress code for students and families and allowing O'Hara staff members to more efficiently monitor.

We're excited to introduce the following dress code changes starting Fall 2018. 

The Middle Layer
  • Sweaters, vests, fleece, and sweatshirts: All middle layers must be navy blue with an O'Hara logo. These must be purchased from one of our uniform providers: Lands' End, Tommy Hilfiger, and French Toast.   
  • O'Hara sweatshirt: To guarantee that every student has a middle layer option, we will issue a navy blue O'Hara crewneck sweatshirt with logo to each student on Passport Day. We will bring in size samples toward the end of the school year so families can order the appropriate sizes. Additional logo sweatshirts will be available for purchase through one of our uniform providers. 
  • Middle School: Students have the option to purchase an O'Hara hoodie through one of our uniform providers; the O'Hara logo is required. Sports season sweatshirts and Catholic School Spirit Monday will remain the same. Hoodies are only permitted for Middle School students.
  • Blazers: Students who wish to wear blazers (optional), must wear navy blazers with the O'Hara logo, purchased from one of the uniform providers.

Mass Dress

We will keep Mass Dress consistent throughout the year, eliminating "special dress" days. (Marist Mass during Catholic Schools Week will be the only exception and will remain as a  Sunday Best dress day .)
  • Plaid skirts & jumpers: Girls must wear uniform plaid skirts or jumpers for Mass. Skirts or jumpers are required on Mass days.
  • Plaid ties for boys: Boys must wear ties in uniform plaid. We will continue to sell ties at the front office; the price will be $10. Ties are required on Mass days.
  • Plaid ties for girls: Girls may wear a "cross tie" in uniform plaid. Cross ties are optional on Mass days.
  • O'Hara logo'd middle layers will be allowed on Mass days.

Links for purchasing

Lands' End (preferred school # 9000-3197-2)
French Toast (preferred school # QS476QR)

( Please note, the changes for next year are in process with our uniform companies and are not yet reflected on these websites )


Please  submit them here and come to our Coffee Chat at 8:15am on April 11th! We will answer questions and also have samples of the school issued sweatshirts.  

Looking forward to 2019-2020 school year
  • Uniform plaid skirts and jumpers: If girls choose to wear skirts or jumpers to school, they must be uniform plaid. Girls will no longer be allowed to wear khaki or navy skirts or jumpers. Navy, khaki and burgundy dresses will no longer be permitted.

Thank you,

The O'Hara Administration

"Rise up in splendor! Your light has come, the glory of the Lord shines upon you."

-Isaiah 60:1