Wearing the Uniform with Pride
For more than 100 years, ST(M)A cadets have worn a distinctive cadet/military uniform, a source of pride and a symbol of excellence.
Uniform Policy and Appearance
Because the uniform distinguishes Saint Thomas Academy cadets, it’s important that cadets wear the uniform correctly and completely, on and off campus, at all times. We expect all cadets to maintain a high standard of dress and appearance with clean, fitted and serviceable uniforms. Uniform guidelines are enforced by the Academy’s faculty, staff, and senior cadet leaders.
Regular Quartermaster Hours when school is in session:
Monday through Thursday—3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Link to the Quartermaster Store Garment Bag order form
New Uniform Sale
Thursday, August 3,10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 9, 12:00-6:00 p.m.
STA Garberg Military Wing
- It is critical for the cadet to attend the sale to ensure proper fit of pants, shirts, shoes, etc. For parents who cannot attend during the published sale dates - uniforms will be available for purchase, each day after school (3:00-3:30 p.m.) during the first week of school.
- Please note that STA changed the style of the blue uniform shirt, beginning for the Class of 2021, and this item will only be available for purchase from the Quartermaster. Upperclassmen may still purchase the old style blue shirt at the Quartermaster.
- Parents/students who cannot make one of the new uniform sale dates - don't worry. The Quartermaster Store will be open after school the first week of school to fit uniforms / buy items, etc. If your son does not have a complete uniform the first day of school he should wear slacks, a button or polo shirt, and nice shoes - he will not be the only one out of uniform.
- Contact Commandant of Cadets LTC DePuglio (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Blue blouse coat, gray trousers, white shirt, tie, and black shoes. This uniform is worn for Alumni Review, Grandparents' Day Review, and other special events. This uniform, without the blouse coat and hat, is also worn for all Masses. The hat is not needed for student picture day.
Identical to Class A, except that cadets wear the white dress trousers. This uniform is the most formal uniform and is worn for the Archbishop's Review, Military Ball, Senior Awards, Military Awards, Baccalaureate Mass, and Graduation.
Long-sleeve blue shirt with tie and gray pants. This is the normal duty uniform for school between October and May.
Blue shirt (sleeves rolled up above the elbow) and no tie. This uniform is worn as the duty uniform during August-October and May-June.
All cadets are required to wear the black coat or the STA letter jacket when outdoors, in uniform, between the months of October and April (specific dates are announced in LET classes).
Additionally, during periods of warmer weather (September-October and April-May), if an outer garment is worn, it must be an STA logo sweatshirt or “hoodie.” Civilian attire is not allowed to be worn with the STA uniform. STA logo baseball caps are allowed if worn correctly (the bill to the front). Winter stocking caps must be blue, black or gray in color.
When civilian attire is authorized for special events, such as field trips, cadets wear a dress shirt with collar, tie, slacks (not cargo pants), and dress shoes.
When the Class B1 uniform is worn, the authorized civilian attire is an open-collared, short-sleeved shirt without a tie.
Hair must be neatly groomed, above the ears, collar and eyebrows. Length is not to be ragged, unkempt, bulky or extreme. Sideburns are neatly trimmed and do not extend below the lowest part of the exterior ear opening. Hair is not colored or highlighted. Lines cut into the scalp are not permitted.
Face is clean-shaven, prior to arrival at school. Waivers for skin disorders are granted with parental note.
Miscellaneous - Decorative jewelry, bracelets, key chains, earrings, neck chains, pins and buttons are not authorized for wear in uniform. A single ring and plain watch (with brown, black, dark blue or gray band) are acceptable. Cadets are expected to maintain good daily grooming and hygiene. Tattoos and piercings (ear, lip, nose, eyebrow and tongue) are not permitted.
Information about when the Quartermaster is available.
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