Uniform Dress Code

NFMAA School Uniform Policy 2021-2022


North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts is a uniform school. All students must be in compliance with the NFMAA Uniform Policy upon arrival at school and throughout the instructional day and shall maintain a clean, orderly appearance at all times. The responsibility for the personal appearance of the student rests with the parent and/or guardian. Repeated, purposeful violations of the NFMAA Uniform Policy will be dealt with in accordance with the guidelines established in the Student Code of Conduct.


  • Polo style collared shirts, long or short sleeved, in plain, solid colors - red, navy blue, white or gray only.  No designs, logos, or writing permitted unless smaller than a quarter in size.
  • NFMAA school logo & Arts logo Polo shirts, as well as NFMAA t-shirts (in various colors), purchased from school.
  • Club and activity shirts may only be worn any day of the week, must be purchased or received from our school. T-shirts from other schools, or clubs/activities outside of school, are not permitted.
  • All shirts are recommended to be tucked in at the waist during the entire school day.
  • All shirts worn beneath uniform shirts must be school color.


  • Uniform pants, shorts, (Docker or casual dress style), capris, skirts, skorts or jumpers, joggers with no rivets, in khaki, black, or navy blue only.
  • Following are NOT permitted: Denim, jeans (or jean-like) cargo, carpenter, painter, corduroy, spandex, yoga pants, pajama bottoms, sweatpants, jeans with holes/shreds
  • All bottoms must be worn at the natural waistline and must fit properly - not overly tight or baggy. A belt must be worn if pants or shorts are loose fitting. No hip-hugger or low-rider styles are allowed. No rolling up of shorts / pants.
  • Skirts, skorts, shorts must be adequate in coverage and length – no more than 3 inches above the knee.
  • Tights / leggings under dress and / or skirt are permitted, but need to be uniform color (white, red, navy, gray).


  • Sneakers or other “enclosed” style shoes must be worn at all times.
  • Following are NOT permitted: open toes, open heels, extreme heels, flip-flops, bedroom slippers, shoes with wheels, crocs, slides or any other footwear considered unsafe


  • Solid color, plain sweaters or jackets with a zippered or buttoned front; these must be left open during school hours so the tucked uniform shirt and pants remain visible. No designs, logos, or writing permitted. Red, navy blue, white or gray preferred.
  • All jackets/cold weather wear must be appropriate in length and hang at the waist. Jackets must be worn appropriately and cannot be tied around waist or tied/draped over shoulders. No long trench coats, etc.
  • Following are NOT permitted: hoodies
  • NFMAA jackets or sweatshirts purchased from school may be worn.
  • Sweaters or sweatshirts are permitted with school shirt collar showing. Uniform color (white, red, navy, gray)


  • Hats, hoods, caps, bandanas, grooming combs, headgear, or sunglasses may not be worn during the school day.
  • Hat or sunglasses may be worn for sun protection during outdoor PE time or other authorized outdoor activities.
  • Following are NOT permitted: extreme hairstyles or hair colors that are distracting or disruptive to the learning environment, mohawks, faux-hawks, shaved designs and unnatural hair colors, such as pink, blue, red, etc.


  • Articles of clothing, jewelry, accessories (fanny packs), or adornments that could likely cause injury and / or a distraction–such as chains, bracelets, rings, chokers with or without spikes, or studs–are prohibited.
  • Following are NOT permitted: tattoos, temporary tattoos, Henna tattoos
  • Apparel, bandanas, emblems, insignias, badges, or symbols that promote the use of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, illegal or gang-related activities are prohibited at all times while on school property.
  • Adornments, either attached or pierced to exposed body parts other than the ears, are prohibited. Examples of prohibited adornments include, but are not limited to: objects attached or pierced to the tongue, nose, eyebrows, cheeks, and lips.

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