At Meadow Montessori our students show their school pride through wearing our uniforms!

Overall, uniforms are cost effective. They eliminate the scramble in the morning of “what to wear” and they create a feeling of oneness and belonging. A sense of loyalty emerges from inside, as does an extra effort to perform at the student’s best. Our students are proud of their uniforms and find them comfortable and easy to wear.

Cambridge Uniforms in North Vancouver serves our school, it is a Canadian company that manufactures 90% of their clothing.

Please open the information letter below for information about ordering from Cambridge.

Uniforms are mandatory for students in Kindergarten through to Grade 7. We also have a simple and comfortable pre-K uniform,  it optional for the 2020-2021 school year and will be required beginning in Fall 2021.The Pre-K uniform is strongly suggested.

Please note as of the 2020 – 2021 school year :
  • GREY pants/shorts/skirts/skorts/tunics are no longer part of the uniform.
  • OLD UNIFORM PLAID (burgundy plaid)is no longer part of the dress or daily uniform
Please see the section titled “DRESS CODES EXPLAINED” for details about what can be worn to school daily or for special FORMAL DRESS days.

We have designated dress down days through the course of the school year, the last Friday of each month,  during which the children can wear denims and dresses, along with their choice of shirts and sweatshirts. We also switch to casual clothing at the end of the year (usually after Summer Solstice) when summer starts heating up.

Required items for wear at school are:
  • a collared polo shirt  in white or navy blue with school logo
  • khaki dress pants, knee-length shorts, khaki skort, school tartan skort or tunic (tunics can be worn with shirts/blouses without embroidery)
  • burgundy school cardigan or knit vest with school logo (optional for grades 4-7)
  • black shoes to wear inside at all times (see next section on shoes)
Optional items:
  • white dress shirt
  • school hoodie (zip sweat shirt) with logo
  • bow tie, tartan hair tie, or head band
SEE THE DRESS CODE TAB FOR DETAILS

Please ensure clothing is labelled with student’s name (especially cardigans, vests and hoodies). We suggest Mabel’s Labels, they are easy and long-lasting (look for our school).

No other outerwear is permissible in class.

During summer (generally after summer solstice), students are not required to respect the above-mentioned dress code, although it is a requirement that all students (K-7) wear our school t-shirt or polo shirt for field trips.

We also have mandatory gym wear. Please see gym wear section for details.

Unacceptable Attire

On designated dress down days, or during summer the following clothing is not acceptable to wear:

  • Halter tops
  • “cut-off” jean shorts or jeans with holes and tears
  • shorts or dresses/skirts that are shorter than the reach of the end of the child’s fingertips (as an estimated measurement of length) worn without leggings
  • any clothing depicting negative or violent messages/images

Flip flops are not acceptable footwear for any student. It is our recommendation, for the students’ safety, that they wear running shoes, sneakers or strapped sandals on the playground to provide the best protection and coverage during play time.

Basic black shoes are required for wearing in the classroom.  All black athletic shoes are ok but cannot also be used for gym  – since gym class is often outside.

The shoes children wear at school should be good quality and designed for a child. Since they are in these shoes all day it is important buy shoes that will be comfortable and will last. Be sure the shoes are supportive and are completely black.  Flat shoes, without much support, such as Toms, Bobs, Converse, Vans and Ballet style flats are not recommended.

Please label your child’s shoes as these shoes will stay at school and often get placed in a basket with many others. Mabel’s Labels are easy and tough (look for our school).

We suggest the following shops to find good quality, long lasting shoes for your child. Look for their uniform shoes category.

On gym/fitness days  the Grade 1 – 7 students will change into their gym wear at school which includes the school t-shirt, navy sweatpants/shorts and athletic shoes. Gym wear is to be kept in the mesh gym bag given to all new students.

Please help your child get into the practice of bringing their gym clothing home on Fridays to be washed and then returned to school on Mondays.

  • Non-marking, supportive athletic shoes are required for gym and fitness classes. Flat shoes, without much support, such as Converse, Vans and Keds are not recommended.
  • Please label your child’s shoes as these shoes will stay at school and often get placed in a basket with many others. Mabel’s Labels are easy and tough (look for our school).

Rain suits and muddy buddies are now available from Cambridge Uniforms and are strongly suggested as we will be doing a lot of outdoor physical education due to the pandemic.

See Cambridge Uniforms for more details.

FORMAL DRESS UNIFORM 
  • Remembrance day assembly
  • Picture Days
  • Field Trips – unless otherwise stated
  • When requested by the administration – concerts, guest speakers etc.

Kindergarten and Grades 1-3 (Lower Elementary) 

  • School cardigan
  • White school logo polo, long or short sleeve OR white dress shirt
  • Khaki bottoms for boys (dress pants or dress shorts)
  • School plaid for girls.
  • Black dress shoes
  • White socks
  • Suggested: Bow tie for boys and plaid hair accessories (Cambridge) for girls. Black belt.

Grades 4 -7 (Upper Elementary) 

  • White school logo polo, long or short sleeve OR white dress shirt
  • Khaki bottoms for boys (dress pants or dress shorts)
  • School plaid for girls.
  • White socks
  • Black dress shoes
  • Suggested: Bow tie for boys and plaid hair accessories (Cambridge) for girls. Black belt.

The Formal Dress uniform does NOT include:

  • hoodies
  • navy shirts
  • burgundy shirts (old uniform)
  • old uniform plaids
  • navy or grey pants or skirts
  • colorful ties other than school plaid
  • eccessive hair ornamentation
  • khaki pants that are not dress pants (cargo pants etc.)
  • leggings
DAILY UNIFORM

Includes all of the Formal Dress components PLUS:

  • Navy polos with or without school logo
  • White polos with or without school logo
  • Burgundy polos with school logo (old uniform)
  • Navy pants, shorts, skirts, tunics, jumpers
  • Khaki pants, shorts, skirts, tunics, jumpers
  • Long leggings worn under skirts
  • School hoodies
  • School vests
  • Plain Navy or Burgundy sweaters other than the school cardigan

Please note as of the 2020 – 2021 school year :

  • GREY pants/shorts/skirts/skorts/tunics are no longer part of the uniform.
  • OLD UNIFORM PLAID (burgundy plaid)is no longer part of the dress or daily uniform

During summer (generally after summer solstice), students are not required to respect the above-mentioned dress code, although it is a requirement that all students (K-7) wear our school t-shirt or polo shirt for field trips.

Unacceptable Attire

On designated dress down days, or during summer the following clothing is not acceptable to wear:

  • Halter tops
  • “cut-off” jean shorts or jeans with holes and tears
  • shorts or dresses/skirts that are shorter than the reach of the end of the child’s fingertips (as an estimated measurement of length) worn without leggings
  • any clothing depicting negative or violent messages/images

Flip flops are not acceptable footwear for any student. It is our recommendation, for the students’ safety, that they wear running shoes, sneakers or strapped sandals on the playground to provide the best protection and coverage during play time.