Click here to visit the Klipped Kippah Virtual Store to buy approved BMA uniforms and clothing.
The Torah considers an individual’s appearance to be a reflection of his/her sense of קדושה and צלם אלוקים. The dress code reflects BMA’s commitment to the values of צניעות (personal modesty) and כבוד הבריות (respect for human beings). In addition, students’ dress contributes in large measure to the atmosphere in our school. In keeping with halacha and contributing positively to the atmosphere on campus, please use discretion when choosing clothing, hairstyles and jewelry for your child(ren).
Dress Code Guidelines for All Students (K-8 Grade):
TOPS: Students are required to wear polo shirts with the BMA logo (colors: Light Blue, Navy Blue, White and Pink). The shirts can be purchased anywhere (most popular places are Target, GAP, Old Navy, Children’s Place or Kohl’s.) Once purchased, shirts should be brought to a local vendor to screen print the BMA logo onto the polos. (For convenience, we suggest using BMA Business Sponsor CustomIT. To purchase polos with the logo already embroidered, see Lands’ End information below). All students are required to have a dress code polo shirt underneath their hoodie/sweatshirt should they choose to wear one.
SWEATSHIRTS: All BMA sweatshirts are accepted. Additionally, solid navy or gray sweatshirts (pullover and zip-up) without any logo are allowed. BMA Sweatshirts can also be purchased from PTA Spirit Wear Site. Bar/Bat Mitzvah hoodies/sweatshirts are NOT permitted.
FOOTWEAR: Sneakers or flat shoes are permissible. Slippers, clogs, sandals, pool shoes, flip-flops, open toe, Crocs, or “Heelys” may not be worn in school. Shoes must be closed in front and back.
HATS: Hats may not be worn in school.
SOCKS: Must be worn at all times.
GIRLS (K–8 Grade):
HAIR: Hairstyles must be appropriate for school. Dyed hair is allowed in natural colors.
PIERCING: Earrings are permitted but must be kept to one piercing per earlobe. All other body piercings are prohibited.
MAKEUP: Makeup is not allowed at school, even if applied before school.
BOTTOMS: Girls are required to wear skirts. All skirts must, at a minimum, be knee length. Skirts must be navy or khaki (black skirts are not permitted) and may be purchased anywhere. For girls in Kindergarten-2nd grade, polo dresses (same color as the polo shirts) or jumpers (in navy or khaki) are allowed as long as they have the BMA logo and are to the knee. Land’s End also has an approved plaid option for skirts as well. Please note maxi, a-line and flairy designs are permitted. Pencil and denim skirts are not permitted.
PANTS: Pants may not be worn during school hours, except during approved athletic activities. Leggings under appropriate length skirts are permitted.
BOYS (K–8 Grade):
KIPPAH: Must be worn at all times. Students are free to express individuality over their choice of Kippah but may not be offensive in nature.
TZITZIT: Must be worn at all times.
HAIR: Traditional hairstyles which conform to halacha (with payot) are appropriate for school. Hair must be of a length that is both neat and presentable, reflecting the basic appearance of a ben torah; no excessively long or short hair (subject to administrative discretion) is permitted. No dyed hair is permitted.
BOYS (K-5 Grade):
BOTTOMS: Boys are able to wear khaki or navy chino style shorts or pants. Cargo and denim bottoms are not permitted. Bottoms may be purchased anywhere with the most popular being the stores mentioned above.
BOYS (6-8 Grade):
BOTTOMS: Boys are able to wear khaki or navy chino style pants (shorts are not permitted). Cargo and denim bottoms are not permitted. Bottoms may be purchased anywhere with the most popular being the stores mentioned above.
BMA SPIRIT DAYS:
www.bmaspirit.com (Every Friday and Rosh Chodesh is considered a BMA Spirit Day. On those days children can wear any BMA T-shirt from the Spirit Store)
*Click here to be redirected to the BMA Lands’ End Shopping Site (Preferred School Number: 900172644). Enter your child(ren)’s name & grade. You can then purchase from the approved styles, colors and options available for BMA students.
*By popular demand – please note that Lands’ end does offer “dri-fit” type polos. These polos are called “Short Sleeve Textured Active Polo”.