TMSA K-12 Uniform Guidelines

We are a uniform school. We believe in the importance of providing a healthy learning atmosphere that encourages equality, inclusivity, and discipline. We want our students to concentrate on how to seek knowledge, pursue wisdom and foster peace in their worlds without worrying about the latest fashion.

You can read more about our Student Dress Code in the TMSA (All Schools) Uniform Guideline.

Here is more detailed information:

Uniform Tops With School Logo

All TMSA students are to wear logo embroidered shirts at all times while on campus. Non-TMSA sweatshirts WILL NOT be allowed at any time within classrooms or hallways. These must be kept in the student’s locker or cubbies. Students must wear their TMSA polo even if they are wearing a TMSA sweatshirt.

  • Elementary School Student (K - 5th grade)

    • Burgundy polo or dress shirt

    • Burgundy crew neck pullover sweatshirt, (no hoodies)

    • Burgundy Fleece Jackets

  • Middle School Student (6th - 8th grade)

    • Light Blue polo or dress shirt

    • Light Blue crew neck pullover sweatshirt, (no hoodies)

    • Light Blue Fleece Jackets

    • 8th Grade customized sweatshirt (8th Grade only)

    • Class/Club/Team customized t-shirt* (MUST ASK 2 WEEKS IN ADVANCE)

*Only worn on days approved by administration.

  • High School Student (9th - 12th grade)

    • Black polo or dress shirt

    • Black crew neck pullover sweatshirt, (no hoodies)

    • Black Fleece Jackets

    • Senior customized sweatshirt (Seniors only)

    • Class/Club/Team customized t-shirt* (MUST ASK 2 WEEKS IN ADVANCE)

*Only worn on days approved by administration.

Uniform Bottoms

  • (K - 12th)

    • Solid Color: Black, Khaki, Navy Blue pants, shorts, skirts, or skorts


    • Shorts, skirts and skorts are to be no shorter than 3” above the knee, even when worn with tights.

    • No jeans or jean style pants (denim or otherwise), No cargo pants, No leggings and No capri pants, No athletics attire. 

    • Pants must be proper size, large sagging pants are not permitted.

    • Pants must not be torn


  • Belts - plain black, white, blue or brown

  • Large belts and buckles are not allowed.

  • Belts must fit properly and not hang down when buckled.


  • No open toed or flip flops, No Wedges, no Crocs

  • Heels must not be more than 1 inches

  • Solid Color Socks 

  • Tights - plain black, white, or navy

  • Socks or tights must be worn

  • No fish nets or torn tights

PE Uniform

  • Solid Color Top Gray t-shirt 

  • Bottoms - mesh/cotton shorts or cotton sweatpants 

  • Shoes - Athletic type, such as cross-trainers or running shoes are required and must be approved by the teacher.

  • Skate shoes will not be allowed.

  • Shoes will be required to be securely laced for the safety of all students.

  • Solid Color Socks - are required.

  • PE clothing must be of an appropriate size to allow for vigorous exercise and movement.

Art Classes

  • To keep their uniforms clean, students are encouraged to bring a loose fitting, plain white or colored shirt to wear during art class.


TMSA requires that students adhere to the following guidelines relative to their personal appearance.


  • TMSA Uniform Shirts must be worn at all times.

  • Shirts are to be tucked in at all times (lunchtime, too). No long sleeved undershirts are allowed.

  • Any shirt worn under the school uniform shirt must be of a plain neutral color.

  • Sweatshirts must be worn properly, not on arms or around the waist.


  • Are not to be rolled at the waist and are to be no shorter than 3” above the knee. If worn with leggings, the skirt still must be no more than 3” above the knee.

Pants, Slacks and Shorts:

  • Pants, slacks and shorts (no shorter than 3" above the knee) are to fit properly, e.g., no “baggy” look, not too tight, no sagging below waist (pants must be above hip bones). Belts: must fit properly and not hang down when buckled. Plain black, blue, or brown belts only.

  • No cargo pants (pockets on lower legs) or Capri Pants

  • No lanyards hanging from the uniform shirts or pants

  • Leggings may be worn (see skirt section), they must be plain white, black, or blue.


  • Sandals, clogs, high heels (more than 1”), open toed/open heeled, or platform shoes are not allowed. Hiking boots or snow boots may be worn to and from school during inclement weather, or brought as directed when going on a field trip. Should you need to wear boots due to cold weather, snow, etc., make sure you have an appropriate pair of shoes to change into when you enter the building.

  • Snow boots can be worn for the day, ankle high and kept inside the pant leg. Wearing open toe or heel shoes on free dress days is also not acceptable. Socks must be worn.

Personal Appearance

  • Jewelry and accessories are to be minimal, appropriate for school and not attract undue attention.

  • Jewelry that makes noise is unacceptable.

  • All necklaces, for the sake of safety, must be worn inside the uniform and be school appropriate.

  • Cosmetics should be appropriate for school and not attract undue attention.

  • Facial and body piercings are not acceptable. Students may wear “small, stud earrings.” For safety concerns, no hoops or wires, gauges or large earrings will be allowed.

  • Visible tattoos are not acceptable. Should you have a tattoo, ensure it is covered while at school.

  • Hair color should be natural or within a reasonable range of natural hair colors. Extreme hairstyles, including but not limited to vibrant unnatural vivid or neon colors, such as fluorescent pinks, blues, greens, etc., that are not naturally occurring are not allowed. 

  • Anything large and distracting is not allowed to be worn in the hair.

  • Students are allowed beards, mustaches, go-tees or long sideburns as long as hair is neatly trimmed.

  • Any extra “fad” type items, sweatbands, arm wraps, scarves for belts, studded or spiked belts, etc. are unacceptable.

  • Parent notes will not excuse infractions of school rules.

  • No writing is allowed on uniforms or skin.

  • Uniforms must be kept clean and neat. No tears or rips will be acceptable.

  • Detentions may be given for infractions. Repeated infractions will result in more severe consequences.

  • Any fads that occur that are deemed disruptive will be banned.


  • Hats, caps, and other headwear may not be worn in any building.

  • Outerwear such as windbreakers, jean jackets, or ski jackets, may not be worn in the building or carried from class to class. School sweatshirts and/or fleece jackets may be worn or carried, but cannot be worn around the waist.

  • Sunglasses are not allowed to be worn inside the building or on the top of the head inside the school building or classroom.

Where To Buy TMSA Charlotte Uniforms?

If your scholar/s plans to attend TMSA Charlotte, please take a moment to visit Vendor and sign up for alerts related to purchasing uniforms. The school code is NC025. You will need this to sign up for alerts and shop for our schools.