Uniforms and Handbook


DMA Family Handbook

School uniforms are designed to take the pressure off competition and economic status for students. Uniforms encourage a neat, consistent appearance and assist students as they concentrate on their studies. The uniform code is strictly enforced by the school faculty and administration. All uniforms should be clean, pressed and free of holes. Shoes and socks must be worn at all times. Uniform items may be purchased through Land's End or the Uniform Locker. 

All Grade levels:

  • All students shall wear a DMA uniform (or after-school activity specific dress) from the moment they step onto campus until when they depart.
  • All students will wear a DMA Royal Blue collared shirt with the logo on the left breast.
    This shirt shall be ordered from Land's End.
    Click here to go to the ordering page at Land's End.
  • Before November 1st and on or after April 1st, boys shall wear non-pleated khaki shorts with a brown belt and white crew socks. Younger boys who may have trouble with a belt are excused from this requirement.  During these times, girls shall wear Khaki skirts (with black bike shorts) with white crew socks.
    Click here to go to the ordering page at Land's End.
  • Between November 1st and March 31st, boys shall wear non-pleated light khaki pants with a brown belt to complement their shoes. Girls shall wear black leggings with calf-length black socks such that no skin is showing. All skirt hems must fall at or below the knee.
    Click here to go to the ordering page at Land's End.
  • A white undershirt is recommended for use under the uniform shirt.
  • A navy v-neck pullover with the DMA logo may be worn during cooler weather.   Click here to go to the ordering page at Land's End.
  • With the tutor's permission, a grey fleece jacket with the DMA logo may also be worn in the classroom during cooler weather. The Fleece shall not be wrapped around the waist, but rather hung on the back of a chair.
    Click below to purchase a grey fleece jacket.  Once you have the jacket in hand, bring it to Propst and Sons in Pasadena to have them embroider it with the DMA logo.
    Click here for the link to the Iron Grey fleece for youth.
    Click here for the link to the Battleship Grey fleece for men.
    Click here for the link to the Iron Grey fleece for women.
  • Hair should be clean and not be a cause of distraction and prevent learning. It should be pulled out of the face. All accessories, including girls’ hair bands/ties and barrettes, should be conservative and complement the uniform (Royal Blue or White).
  • No make-up or face glitter is to be worn by students at any time. No fingernail polish or lip gloss will be allowed. A basic chapstick is permitted for personal use only.
  • For the 2023-2024 school year, all students will wear white socks and brown dress shoes. This includes the brown Bucks and Mocs and includes other brands and styles of brown dress shoes.
    • DMA Physical Education 2022-2023  *Sportswear*.
    • DMA PE Uniforms can be ordered from Land's End or the DMA Uniform Locker.
    • Children must have their own non-scuff (light colored soles) tennis shoes to change into on PE days.  Tennis shoes should be in good condition, no light-up or neon colored shoes.  Solid neutral colors are preferred.
  • The DMA Uniform Locker has an inventory of new and used uniform items that have been donated or unclaimed from the lost and found. If your child needs a uniform item that is in stock, you can buy that item at a discounted price, receive it within a day or two, and the proceeds go directly to DMA.
  • The administration reserves the right to determine the definition of appropriate school dress. Parents may be called to bring a change of clothes for students who are inappropriately dressed. The children generally go outside, even when the weather is cold. During these times, it is necessary for them to have hats, gloves, scarves, etc.
  • Occasionally DMA allows students to have “Dress Down Days” where they may dress out of uniform. Children may wear jeans, khakis or other clean, casual type slacks with appropriate tops: T-shirts, sweatshirts, etc. may be worn, but they must be appropriate to the Catholic environment of DMA. It is permissible for girls to wear a casual skirt on “out of uniform” days, as long as the skirt follows the guidelines for uniform skirts and the hem touches the top of the knee or longer.

Requirements for All Grades

  • Hair must be clean and neat.
  • No dyed or spiked hair.
  • No bizarre cuts or designs.
  • Hair accessories should be simple; no scarves or dangling headbands may be worn.
  • For boys, hair should be cut above the eyebrows and around the ears; hair should not fall over the collar.


  • For safety reasons no dangling earrings will be permitted.
  • No bracelets or necklaces (aside from a miraculous medal on a chain) may be worn. (Girls may only wear the miraculous medal but boy may wear any christian medal).
  • For boys, other than a Christian medal on a chain, and/or a watch no jewelry is permitted. (Christian medal - is this limited to current tradition or any Christian era… Dolphins, pelicans, pilgrim shells, etc.

Pope St. John Paul II
Prepare for life with seriousness and diligence. Always remember that only if one builds, as Saint Paul says, on the foundation which is Jesus Christ, will one be able to construct something really great and lasting. With the liveliness that is characteristic of your age, with the generous enthusiasm of your young hearts, walk towards Christ. He alone is the solution to all your problems. He alone is the way, the truth, and the life; He alone is the real salvation of the world; He alone is the hope of mankind.