Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart


Dress Code

The Sacred Heart Academy uniform must be worn every day during regular Academy hours.  Students must purchase the uniform through Flynn and O’Hara or Lands' End (skirts only).  The SHA uniform consists of:

Skirt Skirts must be gray and no shorter than two inches above the knee.  Can be purchased from Flynn and O'Hara or Lands' End.
Shirt Polo shirts with school logo in white, maroon, or black. They may be worn tucked in or left untucked.  Both long and short-sleeved options are available.  Polo shirts may not be layered.  Plain white tee-shirts may be worn under polos, but they must be tucked in.  Can be purchased from Flynn and O'Hara or the Shark Shop.
Sweaters Crewneck, v-neck, or cardigan school sweaters with the Sacred Heart logo in white, maroon, or black.  Can be purchased from Flynn and O'Hara.
Sweatshirts Only sweatshirts with the official SHA emblem in maroon, white, black, or gray may be worn.  Necklines, cuffs, and hemlines may not be ripped, torn, or hanging.  No class, club, Spirit Week, or athletic team sweatshirts or jackets may be worn.  Please note: the Senior Class sweatshirt is the only exception to this rule (this is a Senior Class privilege). Black fleece zippered jackets and half-zippered jackets with the school emblem may also be worn.  Only approved fleece items purchased from Flynn and O'Hara may be worn.
Shoes Flat shoes only.  This includes moccasins, boat shoes, espradrille-style, Crocs, etc.  No athletic shoes, sneakers, high heels, sandals, flip-flops, slippers, or boots may be worn.  Any exception requires a medical excuse.
Socks Tights, pantyhose, knee socks, or short socks (any length) in white, maroon, black, or gray (no patterns) must be worn.  Solid colored footless tights in white, maroon, black, or gray are allowed, provided they are worn with socks of the same color that meet the dress code.  No legwarmers, fishnets, or bare feet are allowed.
Slacks Slacks are not allowed.  Students requiring more coverage of legs due to religious reasons must speak with the Head of School about alternate options.
Nametags Students will be issued (free of charge) one official SHA ID/nametag (on a lanyard) to be worn every day of the first semester.  No decorations, decals, or writing may be added.  Replacement nametags may be purchased in the Main Office for $2.


Uniforms are expected to be neat, clean, ironed, mended, and properly fitted.  Uniforms will be checked daily in homeroom by faculty.  Violations will be submitted to the Coordinator of Discipline.  Detention will be given after a student’s third violation (including nametag violations) and every time after that.   Students who are missing a piece of the uniform or who are wearing an item that is not in compliance, will be written up and loaned the necessary piece of clothing for the day.

Headbands of any color are allowed.  Head wraps, except for religious reasons, may not be worn.

Visible body piercing, other than pierced ears, is not permitted.  No facial jewelry may be worn.  Hair colors must be natural.  Hair styles/cuts must be appropriate and professional.  No visible tattoos are allowed.