Students in St. Paul Lutheran School’s K-8 elementary and middle school programs wear school uniforms. The dress code policy is found in a link below.
The philosophy behind our dress code is expressed in the following:
The administration of St. Paul Lutheran School believes that there is a direct correlation between a student’s dress and the overall attitude toward school work. In order to encourage and support this attitude, the school board has implemented mandatory dress codes for Kindergarten through 8th grade.
We believe that uniforms allow students to be on a more equal plane in terms of socio-economic and other factors that tend to divide or single out children. Perhaps this allows children to measure classmates more on internal qualities of character and personality than on outward adornment. There is some evidence that school uniforms reduce misbehavior and improve academic performance. School uniforms reduce the distractions that can arise due to student clothing choices and can reduce the clothing related administrative tasks of teachers and administration. Most families concur that school uniforms can actually reduce the total amount of money parents spend to clothe their children.
I Peter 3:3 and 4
Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.
I Peter 5:5 and 6
All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.
Once a month students in grades K-8 may contribute to a charity in exchange for the privilege of a non-uniform day. Buy Out Days typically generate $400 – $500 for a worthy cause and provide a nice break for students.