By choosing to attend Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School, each student has agreed to wear the school uniform as described below. The uniform builds a sense of community and minimizes distractions. Parents are asked to support their daughter in complying with the uniform code.
Inspection of uniforms will be performed weekly; the uniform should be clean and neat at all times. The blazer must be worn for all formal occasions, such as assemblies, and skirts are to be of an appropriate length (no shorter than 3” above the knee). If a student chooses to wear shorts under her uniform skirt, they must be a solid black or dark blue compression or Soffe® short.
No excessive jewelry such as chains, choker necklaces and the like are permitted. With the exception of ear piercing, body piercing is forbidden. Extreme hairstyles or hair dyes are not permitted.
Parents should send an explanatory note if a student is unable to wear her uniform on a given day. An excuse pass will then be issued by the Dean of Students. A doctor's certificate is required for the extended use (more than one day) of anything other than the regulation shoe. If a student needs to wear a sneaker for an extended period of time (more than a week) the color of the sneaker must be black.
Unless directed otherwise, girls representing Gwynedd Mercy in extra-curricular activities (either as participants or spectators) are required to wear the school uniform.
On occasions such as field trips, when the uniform is not worn, the moderator will determine student dress norms.
The fall/spring uniform consists of a white banded bottom polo shirt with emblem, light blue kilt, navy socks or tights and traditional loafers in burgundy or black (see Bass® or Eastland®). This uniform should be worn prior to November 1st and after April 15th.
The winter uniform consists of a navy blazer with emblem, navy sweater, white button-down shirt, plaid kilt, navy socks or tights and traditional loafers in burgundy or black (see Bass® or Eastland®). This uniform should be worn between November 1st and April 15th.