DSBN Academy requires its students to dress in a manner appropriate to a productive educational environment. All students are to be in school uniform each regular school day. By adhering to our dress code, DSBN Academy students will continue to be recognized as serious students focused on success.

Uniform Policy

The uniform is traditional at DSBN Academy. It reflects the students’ commitment to excellence and success, and creates a positive atmosphere for learning. Students are expected to abide to the following guidelines.

  • Students will cooperate with the school's uniform policy at all times.
  • Students will be in uniform all day, everyday, from arrival to departure excluding designated days as determined by the Administration of the school.
  • The only shirts, sweaters, pants, skorts or shorts that students will wear are the official school uniform items supplied for the specific school.
  • Students will keep uniform items clean and in good repair.
  • Students will wear uniform items properly.

Uniform Items

Pants

Elementary Only - Khaki pants provided by designated uniform supplier. Secondary Only - Navy pants provided by the designated uniform supplier

Shorts

Uniform shorts will also be permitted. Uniform shorts are not to be rolled up.

Polo

DSBN Academy Navy polo shirts (long and short sleeve) provided by designated uniform supplier.

Oxford

DSBN Academy White oxford shirts (long and short sleeve) provided by designated uniform supplier.

Sweater Vest

(Secondary only)

Navy sweater vest provided by designated uniform supplier to be worn over polo or oxford shirt.

Cardigan

(Secondary only)

Navy cardigan provided by designated uniform supplier to be worn over polo or oxford shirt.

Skort

(Secondary only)

Navy skort provided by designated uniform supplier. Hem length must not be altered.

Sweatshirt

(Elementary only)

DSBN Academy navy hoodie or zippered hoodie sweatshirts provided by designated uniform supplier.

Footwear

Crocs, flip-flop, open back shoes, high-heeled shoes and sandals are not allowed due to safety concerns. Fashion and weather boots are not permitted during the school day. Athletic shoes and other flat shoe wear not mentioned above are suitable for school.

Accessories

Dangerous accessories, such as studded jewelry and chains are not appropriate for school. Accessories which are deemed distracting to the learning of others are also not appropriate for school.

Jackets, Coats, Bags and Backpacks must be stored in lockers.

Uniform Supplier & Ordering Process

Exclusive Imprint
175 Queenston St, St Catharines, Ontario.
Phone (905) 397-0705


Alternate Dress Day Policy

While DSBN Academy is a school that uses uniforms, the school will allow "Alternate Dress Days" on designated dates during the school year. On these dates, students have the option to dress casually, including wearing jeans, and t-shirts. However, students must adhere to the Alternate Dress Code Policy listed below.

  • Shirts must modestly cover from shoulders to hips.
  • Pant, skirt or dress length must be appropriate and modest.
  • Clothing must not display any sign, symbol or phrase, which is directed at an individual, group or culture or which contains an offensive or inappropriate message, advertisement or slogan.
  • Students may wear casual shoes which are appropriate for the classroom environment (flat fashion shoe and boot). However, Crocs, flip-flops, open back shoes, high-heeled shoes and sandals are not permitted due to safety concerns.

To ensure that Alternate Dress Days are a positive experience for students, we encourage parents, guardians and students to submit inquiries regarding our policy prior to an Alternate Dress Day.

Spirit Wear Day Policy

DSBN Academy values opportunities for students to show their school pride and promote co-curricular activities by wearing a school jersey, graduating class shirts etc. Any article of clothing that has the official DSBN Academy logo is acceptable. Students are required to wear proper uniform attire other than Spirit Wear apparel. All students not participating in Spirit Wear Day must be in full DSBN Academy Uniform.