Uniforms

Our students dress for success! To foster school pride, promote a dignified school climate, and maintain an elevated standard of personal appearance, we have uniform and appearance guidelines for all grades. Uniforms are required daily, except for school or PTSA-sponsored “No Uniform” days, which are announced in advance.

 

Uniform Suppliers

Wesley International Academy student uniforms may be purchased at Parker School Uniforms (formerly called Buckhead Uniforms) or Charter Uniforms. We expect all Wesley International Academy families to purchase uniforms at one of these locations.

Parker School Uniforms, School Code: 404
6311 Roswell Road, Atlanta Georgia 30328 – Phone: (404) 303-8600 (Other locations listed on website.)

Charter Uniforms
1412 Moreland Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30316 – Phone: (404) 489-4774, Option 3

 

PTSA Used Uniform Sale

The WIA PTSA holds Gently Used Uniforms Sale every 3rd Tuesday of each month starting at 5pm. All proceeds benefit WIA PTSA, which supports the Wesley school community.

Our donation bin is located in the front office. Please contact Brandy Morrison if you have any questions brandy_herlinger@hotmail.com.

 

WIA Uniform Closet

We keep a variety of uniforms at the school in case of accident, illnesses, or for students who are out of uniform. If you have any uniforms to donate, please drop off anytime to Nurse Z’s office or email Brandy Herlinger Morrison at brandy_herlinger@hotmail.comOther items we accept are soap, deodorant, dental hygiene, and feminine hygiene products.

 

PYP Uniforms – K-5th grade

Girls 

Tops

  • Red Knit Polo with appliqué (short or long sleeve)
  • White Peter Pan shirt with appliqué

Bottoms

  • Plaid Jumper with appliqué
  • Navy Blue Pants, Shorts, Skirts, or Skorts (solid navy only)

Accessories 

  • Solid Navy Blue Knee-High Socks, Leggings, Tights or White Ankle Socks
  • Solid Black Shoes (Acceptable: tennis shoes, Mary Janes; Unacceptable: boots, sandals)
  • Red Sweater (vest, cardigan, or pullover) with appliqué

Boys

Tops

  • Red Knit Polo with appliqué (short or long sleeve)

Bottoms

  • Navy Blue Pants or Shorts (solid navy only)

Accessories 

  • Black, Navy, or White Socks
  • Black or Navy Belt
  • Solid Black Shoes (rubber soles)
  • Navy Blue Sweater (vest, cardigan, or pullover) with appliqué

 

MYP Uniforms – 6th-8th grades

Girls 

Tops

  • White Knit Polo with appliqué (short or long sleeve)
  • White Oxford with appliqué (short or long sleeve)

Bottoms

  • Navy Blue Pants, Shorts, Skirts, or Skorts (solid navy only)
  • Plaid or Grey Skirts

Accessories 

  • Solid Navy Blue Knee-High Socks, Navy Blue Tights or White Ankle Socks
  • Solid Black Shoes (Acceptable: tennis shoes, Mary Janes; Unacceptable: boots, sandals)
  • Red Sweater (vest, cardigan, or pullover) with appliqué

Girls Formal Day Uniform (All components are REQUIRED)

Top: White Oxford with appliqué (short or long sleeve)
Bottoms: 
Grey Skirt
Accessories: Solid Navy Blue Knee-High Socks or Tights
Shoes: Solid Black
Accessories: 
Red Sweater (vest, cardigan, or pullover) with appliqué

 

Boys 

Tops

  • White Knit Polo with appliqué (short or long sleeve)
  • White Oxford with appliqué (short or long sleeve)

Bottoms

  • Navy Blue Pants or Shorts (solid navy only)

Accessories 

  • Navy Blue or Black Socks
  • Navy Blue or Black Belt
  • Solid Black Shoes (rubber soles)
  • Navy Blue Sweater (vest, cardigan, or pullover) with appliqué

Boys Formal Day Uniform (All components are REQUIRED)

Top: White Oxford with appliqué 
Bottoms: 
Navy Blue Pants
Accessories: Solid Navy or Black socks and belt
Shoes: Solid Black 
Neck Tie: Horizontal Striped Red and Blue WIA Tie
Accessories: 
Navy Blue Sweater (vest, cardigan, or pullover) with appliqué

 

General Considerations for All Students:

  • Daily compliance: Students must comply daily with every uniform component, including shoes, socks, belts, etc.  This includes footwear, socks, shorts with appliques, belts, etc. The WIA school uniform is not negotiable and may not be manipulated to accommodate personal style or interest. Changes are not permitted, regardless of temperature or weather change.
  • Cleanliness: Uniforms should be neat and clean at all times.
  • Hair: Hair must be appropriately groomed so as to not cause a disruption or generate unnecessary attention during the school day. Barrettes and other hair accessories must be red, white, black, or navy blue.
  • Makeup: Light makeup and light, clear, lip-gloss is permitted.
  • Jewelry: The only permissible accessories are earrings and watches. Both must be modest in appearance so as to not generate attention or cause a disruption within the school. Male students are not permitted to wear earrings.
  • Outerwear: Students may wear outerwear (jackets and coats) of their own choosing to school.  However, only the WIA Red or Navy Blue sweaters are permitted inside of the building. Circumstances may require that students wear additional clothing to insulate themselves. Only close fitting, long-sleeve, plain white t-shirts are allowed.
  • Confiscated Items: Accessories or articles of clothing found in violation of the Dress Code will be confiscated and will only be returned to the parent or guardian.

Absolute compliance with the WIA school uniform is expected.  The uniform is not subjective or open to interpretation.

 

No Uniform Today (N.U.T. Pass Days) or other Out of Uniform Days

On N.U.T. Pass or other designated Dress Down days, students must pay $1.00 to dress according to the following specifications:

Top: WIA Red or White Knit Polo or Peter Pan Shirt (all with appliqué) or WIA Spirit Shirt
Bottoms:
Plain Navy Blue Jeans (Jeans with side pockets, rips, dyes, or other design features are not permitted)
Shoes: Solid Black  (rubber soles)

 

Shoe Examples 

Footwear must be solid, all-black without embellishments of any kind. Low top shoes or sneakers are allowed, as well as Mary Jane-style shoes.

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Not allowed: Basketball shoes, boots, sandals, moccasins, bowling shoes, or clogs. In addition, no two-toned, multi-colored, striped, or multi-toned shoes will be permitted.

***Wesley International Academy reserves the right to determine whether certain clothing items, by appearance and style, falls beneath expected appearance standards.***

 

Hardship:

Determinations of hardship will be made on a case-by-case basis. Families who experience hardship may notify the school in person or in writing. Under certain circumstances, the school will make efforts to support the particular family in need. However, it remains the responsibility of the family to ensure that students are properly dressed each day.

Contact: Cassandra Horton, cassandra.horton@wesleyacademy.org

 

Uniform Violations

Arrival and Departure: WIA students must arrive and leave school properly attired.

The consequences for violating the school Uniform Policy are simple and straightforward. First, each component of the uniform must be in compliance daily. This expectation includes footwear, socks, shirts with appliqués, belts, etc. If a student arrives to school out of uniform, parents will be notified by 9:00 a.m. with a request to either pick the child up or to correct the infraction.

For PYP Students (K – 5th grade):

Consequences for PYP students are left to the discretion of the classroom teacher. However, recess will never be taken from a student as punishment. Alternative punishments include, but are not limited to:

  •  Silent lunch or non-participation in classroom celebrations
  •  At the request of the classroom teacher, repeated violations may result in administrative intervention – at which time, any measure deemed appropriate may be applied including detention, suspension, etc.