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School uniforms

The school uniform is an integral part of daily life for all students at Calgary French & International School. Wearing the school’s uniform aligns with our core values and supports CFIS students by:

  • Inspiring school pride and creating a sense of community
  • Enhancing students' sense of belonging
  • Reducing competition and differentiation based on a student’s outward appearance
  • Promoting a sense of self based upon a student’s actions, achievements and accomplishments
  • Fostering and maintaining commonality and kinship at CFIS

Wearing the CFIS uniform is a way students can show care and respect for themselves and their school. Our school uniform is one of many important ways we nurture an environment conducive to learning and personal responsibility.

CFIS’s history, colours and symbols are represented through the various uniform pieces. Each division or transitional point for students also represents a transition point for the uniform.

Some pieces will be consistent throughout divisions, while others vary depending upon the student’s division or level in order to represent a progression and be developmentally appropriate.

The formal uniform is worn on the first day back from the summer, winter and spring breaks, and for special events such as open houses, concerts, assemblies and many field trips. CFIS’s parent online calendar is updated regularly with formal uniform dates.  

Occasionally, as part of a particular celebration or in support of a school philanthropic initiative, students dress in vesti-choix, their own choice of clothes. Requests for accommodations to the uniform due to religious requirements or gender expression will be permitted.

Please click here to read a welcome letter from InSchool Wear

Please click on the drop down menu buttons below to read about where to buy your school uniform and the particular uniform requirements by division. 

Where to buy school uniforms: InSchool Wear retail and online

CFIS uniforms are sold at the InSchool Wear at both the retail location and online at https://www.inschoolwear.com/

For InSchool Wear's location, contact information and hours please visit their website or contact by telephone: 

InSchoolwear

Philips Park, Building A, Unit A9E

6120-2nd Street SE

Calgary, Alberta, T2H 2L8

403-640-1032

https://www.inschoolwear.com/

InSchool Wear is currently updating the entire website and both the visual look of the site and the online ordering process will be made even better.  It has come to our attention that at this time, the online ordering is defaulted to calculate HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) which includes both GST and Provincial Tax.  For our school and families, this is an overcharge of 8% and the issue cannot be rectified until the site is updated and launched January 1, 2017. Your patience is appreciated and until then the following actions will occur:

  • If “instore pickup” is selected as the delivery option of choice, the difference of 8% will be refunded at the point of sale when ordering
  • If “shipping” is selected as the delivery option of choice, the website automatically adds the shipping fee and restricts ISW from making a refund via the site.   The option would then be to at some point drop into the store and the difference will be refunded. 

InSchool Wear recognizes this is not an optimal solution and thanks you for your understanding until the new and improved site is up and running the tax calculation will be 100% correct going forward. 

 

 

Uniform guidelines: What to wear (New optional uniform)

2016-17 new optional uniform

Preschool to Grade 3

Formal uniform

Please check online calendar for formal days

PS-3 formal

Choose one of the following:

  • White long-sleeved oxford shirt
  • White short-sleeved oxford shirt

Add one of the following:

  • Navy pants
  • Tartan tunic with modesty shorts

IF wearing pants, add one of the following:

  • Navy knit vest
  • Navy knit cardigan

Required:

  • Red apple clip-on tie
  • Navy socks or tights
  • Black polishable shoes

Regular Uniform

May be worn all year long except on formal days

Preschool to Grade 3 uniforms

Choose one of the following:

  • White long-sleeved oxford shirt
  • White short-sleeved oxford shirt
  • Red polo shirt

Add one of the following:

  • Navy pants
  • Tartan tunic with modesty shorts
  • Navy skort

Required:

  • Navy socks or tights
  • Black polishable shoes

OPTIONAL (may be worn to personalize, or for temperature fluctuations):

  • Navy knit vest
  • Navy knit cardigan
  • Tie
  • Navy crested hoodie

OPTIONAL Summer Uniform

May be worn from 2nd day of school until Thanksgiving AND after spring break until the end of the school year

Preschool to Grade 3 uniforms

1st piece:

  • Red polo shirt
  • Red gingham dress with modesty shorts

2nd piece:

  • Navy shorts
  • No other pieces needed with gingham dress

Required:

With shorts

  • Navy socks
  • Black polishable shoes

With dress

  • White socks
  • White tights
  • Black polishable shoes

Grades 4-6

Formal Uniform

Please check online calendar for formal days

Grades 4-6 uniforms

Choose one of the following:

  • White long-sleeved oxford shirt
  • White short-sleeved oxford shirt

Add one of the following:

  • Navy pants
  • Blue tartan kilt with modesty shorts

IF wearing pants, add one of the following:

  • Navy knit vest
  • Navy knit cardigan

Required:

  • Blue tartan clip-on tie
  • Navy socks or tights
  • Black polishable shoes

Regular Uniform

May be worn all year long except on formal days

Grades 4-6 uniforms

Choose one of the following:

  • White long-sleeved oxford shirt
  • White short-sleeved oxford shirt
  • Red polo shirt

Add one of the following:

  • Navy pants
  • Blue tartan kilt with modesty shorts
  • Navy skort

Required:

  • Navy socks or tights
  • Black polishable shoes

OPTIONAL (may be worn to personalize, or for temperature fluctuations):

  • Navy knit vest
  • Navy knit cardigan
  • Tie
  • Navy crested hoodie

OPTIONAL Summer Uniform

May be worn from 2nd day of school until Thanksgiving AND after spring break until the end of the school year

Grades 4-6 uniform

1st piece:

  • Red polo shirt
  • Red polo drop waist dress with modesty shorts

2nd piece:

  • Navy shorts
  • No other pieces needed with drop waist dress

Required:

With shorts

  • Navy socks
  • Black polishable shoes

With dress

  • White socks
  • Black polishable shoes

Grades 7-9

Formal Uniform

Please check online calendar for formal days

Grades 7-9 Uniforms

Choose one of the following:

  • White long-sleeved oxford shirt
  • White short-sleeved oxford shirt
  • White ¾lengthsleeve shirt

Add one of the following:

  • Grey pants
  • Grey tartan kilt with modesty shorts

Required:

  • Navy crested blazer
  • Grey tartan tie
  • Grey socks or tights
  • Black polishable shoes

Regular Uniform

May be worn all year long except on formal days

Grades 7-9 uniforms

Choose one of the following:

  • White long-sleeved oxford shirt
  • White short-sleeved oxford shirt
  • White ¾lengthsleeve shirt

Add one of the following:

  • Grey pants
  • Grey tartan kilt with modesty shorts

Required- add one of the following:

  • Grey knit vest
  • Grey knit cardigan
  • Grey tartan tie
  • Navy crested hoodie
  • Navy/red cardigan
  • Blazer

Required:

  • Grey socks or tights
  • Black polishable shoes

OPTIONAL Summer Uniform

May be worn from 2nd day of school until Thanksgiving AND after spring break until the end of the school year

Grade 7-9 uniforms

1st piece:

  • Red polo shirt
     

Add one of the following:

  • Grey shorts
  • Navy four-button pleated skirt with modesty shorts
  • Grey tartan kilt
  • Grey pants

Required:

  • Grey socks
  • Black polishable shoes

Grades 10-12

Formal Uniform

Please check online calendar for formal days

Grades 10-12 Uniforms

  • Choose one of the following:
  • White long-sleeved oxford shirt
  • White short-sleeved oxford shirt
  • White ¾lengthsleeve shirt

Add one of the following:

  • Grey pants
  • Grey Lycra pleated skirt

Required:

  • Navy crested blazer
  • Senior High striped tie
  • Grey socks or tights
  • Black polishable shoes

Regular Uniform

May be worn all year long except on formal days

Grade 10-12 uniforms

Choose one of the following:

  • White long-sleeved oxford shirt
  • White short-sleeved oxford shirt
  • White ¾lengthsleeve shirt

Add one of the following:

  • Grey pants
  • Grey pleated skirt

Required- add one of the following:

  • Grey knit vest
  • Grey knit cardigan
  • Senior High striped tie
  • Navy crested hoodie
  • Navy/white cardigan
  • Blazer

Required:

  • Grey socks or tights
  • Black polishable shoes

OPTIONAL Summer Uniform

May be worn from 2nd day of school until Thanksgiving AND after spring break until the end of the school year

Grade 10-12 Uniforms

1st piece:

  • Red polo shirt

Add one of the following:

  • Grey shorts
  • Navy four-button pleated skirt with modesty shorts
  • Grey pleated skirt
  • Grey pants

Required:

  • Grey socks
  • Black polishable shoes

Uniform guidelines: What to wear (Existing Uniform)

2016-17 school year only

 

Preschool and Junior Kindergarten

Boys
Formal uniform

Short-sleeved embroidered oxford shirt
Navy embroidered vest
CFIS preschool tie
Formal navy pants, cargo pants or shorts with WearIt swirl
Navy or black dress socks
Black dress shoes*

Regular uniform

Short- or long-sleeved embroidered polo shirt
Navy embroidered cardigan
May wear own pants or CFIS cargo pant

Girls
Formal uniform

Short-sleeved embroidered oxford shirt
CFIS preschool tie
CFIS tunic with modesty short
Navy tights or knee socks
Black dress shoes*

Regular uniform

Short- or long-sleeved embroidered polo shirt
Navy embroidered cardigan
May wear own pants or skirt, or the CFIS tunic

Girls and boys gym strip

All students require indoor gym shoes to be left at school
Gym clothing is not required until Grade 4

*Dress shoes can be left at school. They are to be black leather oxford or loafer-style shoes that can be polished. 

Kindergarten to Grade 3

Boys
Formal uniform

Long-sleeved embroidered oxford shirt
Navy embroidered vest
CFIS tie
Formal navy CFIS pants or shorts with Wear It swirl
Navy or black dress socks
Black dress shoes*

Regular uniform

Short- or long-sleeved embroidered polo shirt
Formal CFIS navy pants or CFIS cargo pants with Wear It swirl
Navy shorts, as the weather permits, with Wear It swirl 
Navy embroidered cardigan
Navy or black socks
Black dress shoes*

Girls
Formal uniform

Long-sleeved embroidered oxford shirt
CFIS tie
CFIS tunic with modesty shorts
Navy tights or knee socks
Black dress shoes*

Regular uniform

Short- or long-sleeved embroidered polo shirt
CFIS tunic with modesty shorts, CFIS cargo pants with Wear It swirl, navy skort or shorts with Wear It swirl, or formal CFIS navy pants
Navy embroidered cardigan
Navy tights or knee socks
Black dress shoes*

Girls and boys gym strip

Gym strip is not required until Grade 4, but all students require indoor gym shoes which are to be left at school.

* Dress shoes can be left at school. They are to be black leather oxford or loafer-style shoes that can be polished. Heels must be no higher than one inch.

Grades 4 to 6

Boys
Formal uniform

Long-sleeved embroidered oxford shirt
CFIS tie
Navy embroidered vest
Formal navy pants (with apple or Wear It swirl)
Navy or black dress socks
Black dress shoes*

Regular uniform

Short- or long-sleeved embroidered polo OR oxford shirt
Formal navy pants, navy shorts or CFIS cargo pants (with Wear It swirl)
Navy embroidered cardigan
Navy or black socks
Black dress shoes*

Girls
Formal uniform

Long-sleeved embroidered oxford shirt
CFIS tie
Navy embroidered vest
CFIS navy skort OR tartan kilt with pin and modesty shorts
Navy tights or knee socks
Black dress shoes*

Regular uniform

Short- or long-sleeved embroidered polo OR oxford shirt
CFIS navy skort OR tartan kilt with pin and modesty shorts
Formal navy pants or CFIS cargo pants (with Wear It swirl)
Navy embroidered cardigan
Navy tights or knee socks
Black dress shoes*

Girls and boys gym strip

CFIS gym shirt and CFIS gym shorts
White sports socks and indoor gym shoes with non-marking soles
CFIS Vikings team wear can be ordered twice a year by contacting scrandall@cfis.com.

* Gym shoes and dress shoes can be left at school. Dress shoes are to be black leather (not suede) oxford or loafer-style shoes that can be polished. Black running shoes are not acceptable as dress shoes. Heels must be no higher than one inch.

Junior High Students: Grades 7 to 9

Boys
Formal uniform

Long-sleeved embroidered oxford shirt
CFIS tie
Grey embroidered vest
Formal navy pants (with Wear It swirl)
Navy or black dress socks
Black dress shoes*

Regular uniform

Short- or long-sleeved embroidered oxford shirt
Formal navy pants (with Wear It swirl)
Navy embroidered cardigan
Navy or black dress socks
Black dress shoes*

Girls
Formal uniform

Long-sleeved embroidered oxford shirt
CFIS tie
Grey embroidered vest
CFIS tartan kilt with pin and modesty short
Navy tights or knee socks
Black dress shoes*

Regular uniform

Short- or long-sleeved embroidered oxford shirt
CFIS tartan kilt with pin and modesty shorts, or CFIS formal navy pant
Navy tights or knee socks
Black dress shoes*
Navy embroidered cardigan

Girls and boys gym strip

CFIS gym t-shirt and CFIS gym shorts
White sports socks and non-marking gym shoes
CFIS Vikings team wear can be ordered twice a year by contacting scrandall@cfis.com.

* Gym and dress shoes can be left at school.  Dress shoes are to be black leather oxford or loafer-style shoes that can be polished; black running shoes are not acceptable as dress shoes.  Heels must be no higher than one inch.

Senior High Students: Grades 10 to 12

Boys
Formal uniform

Long-sleeved embroidered oxford shirt
CFIS tie
Grey embroidered vest
Navy blazer (must be special ordered from Wear It)
Formal grey pants (with Wear It swirl)
Navy or black dress socks
Black dress shoes*

Regular uniform

Short- or long-sleeved embroidered oxford shirt
Formal grey pants (with Wear It swirl)
Grey embroidered vest
Navy embroidered cardigan
Navy or black dress socks
Black dress shoes*

Girls
Formal uniform

Long-sleeved embroidered oxford shirt
CFIS tie
Grey embroidered vest
Navy blazer (must be special ordered from Wear It)
CFIS tartan kilt with pin and modesty short
Grey tights or knee socks
Black dress shoes*

Regular uniform

Short- or long-sleeved embroidered oxford shirt
CFIS tartan kilt with pin and modesty short
Grey embroidered vest
Navy embroidered cardigan
Grey tights or knee socks
Black dress shoes*

Girls and boys gym strip

CFIS gym t-shirt and CFIS gym shorts
White sports socks and non-marking gym shoe
 

* Gym and dress shoes can be left at school. Dress shoes are to be black leather (not suede) oxford or loafer-style shoes that can be polished; black running shoes are not acceptable as dress shoes. Heels must be no higher than one inch.