Campus Life


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Alverno Girls are Empowered to Be Involved. At Alverno, we believe that becoming an active member of the community enhances the Alverno experience for every young woman. Every student has ample opportunity and encouragement to become involved in activities at Alverno through membership in various clubs and organizations.

Beyond a strong, college preparatory education, Alverno campus life offers an outstanding range of athletics, arts, and other extracurricular activities which allow students to develop leadership skills, pursue individual interests and just have fun! Alverno encourages its students to reach out – to explore new horizons, to get involved in global concerns and to help shape ideas and technologies of the future. Alverno, as a girls’ school, gives students something unique – an environment where they can be themselves, strengthen their moral and ethical foundation, explore exciting challenges, develop deep and lasting friendships, and acquire competence, confidence, and strong leadership skills.

Alverno Heights Academy is a wonderful place where young women can develop and cultivate leadership skills which will advance them in their decision-making, both at school and in the world of which they are members.

Important Information on Campus Life

Dress Code


Alverno Heights Academy has two uniforms depending on the schedule. A formal uniform for important events such as assemblies, and masses, and an informal for everyday use. Students should check the calendar often for formal uniform days.

Alverno Heights Academy uniforms are available only through CKW Uniforms. CKW Uniforms is the only vendor who is allowed to provide uniforms worn at Alverno Heights Academy. If you have questions about the uniform, please contact Megan Hoover, Dean of Students, at (626) 355-3463 x. 222 or


The Alverno Heights Academy Formal Uniform is worn on Liturgy Days, Tuesdays for students involved in Government, and for Ambassadorial duties such as Open House. The Formal Uniform consists of:

      • Gray Skirt
      • White Oxford Blouse (Must be tucked in)
      • Blazer with Alverno Emblem (Pins may be worn as they are awarded)
      • White Knee-High Socks

Loafers (Black, brown, or burgundy are acceptable. Heels may be 2 inches or lower. Mary Janes and/or moccasins are not an acceptable part of the uniform)

If a student is not in the correct uniform on these days, she will be required to serve a uniform detention.


Regular Uniform

The uniform skirt: (gray, khaki (Class of 2019-2021 ONLY), or plaid skirt from CKW Uniforms)

    • Must be no shorter than 1-inch below fingertips; with arm and fingers fully extended

Must be in good repair at all times and NOT ROLLED at the waist

The uniform slacks: (Khaki slacks from CKW Uniforms)

  • Must be hemmed at a length to avoid dragging on the ground
  • Must be in good repair at all times.

The uniform blouse/polo:

  • Must be a white oxford style collared blouse with the Alverno logo (short or long sleeves) OR a navy blue or white Alverno polo
  • Oxford style blouses come in two styles; straight hem and shirttail hem. The shirttail hem must be tucked in the skirt, slacks, or shorts at all times;
  • A plain white turtleneck may be worn under the school blouse (long sleeved blouse only).


  • Must be plain navy blue, white, or gray knee socks or ankle socks; socks must be a minimum of 1 inch above the ankle bone.
  • May not be worn over any socks or tights of a different color.
  • May match state sweatshirt; solid colored socks in the state color (sweatshirt must be worn at the same time


  • Loafers: brown, burgundy, or black (no laced or moccasin style loafers, no Mary Janes; heels no higher than 2″); may be worn with the regular uniform, must be worn with the formal uniform.
  • Athletic Shoes: may be solid white or solid navy blue; lace-ups or slip-ons in either solid color permitted. The white shoes must have white laces. The navy blue shoes may have white or navy blue laces. Athletic style shoes must have soles no higher than 1″. No high-tops.
  • All Shoes: should be clean and in good repair at all times, may not be written on or adorned AND may not be “squished” down in back; No platforms, No high-tops.

Optional Uniform Options


  • Must be navy or khaki walking shorts from CKW Uniforms only
  • Must be no shorter than 1-inch below fingertips; with arm and fingers fully extended
  • May not be worn with tights; may be worn with ankle or knee socks only
  • May be worn all year long.


  • Must be an Alverno navy blue sweater (V neck, crew, cardigan, or vest) from CKW Uniforms.


  • State sweatshirts may be worn on any school day except formal uniform days
  • Students may wear the official Alverno Heights Academy sweatshirt, pullover or zip up, on any school day except formal uniform day


  • White, navy blue or gray tights
  • If socks are worn with tights, they must be the same color as the tights.

Scarves / Gloves:

  • Students may wear only navy, white, or gray scarves and/or gloves. A combination of navy, white and/or gray is permitted.


  • Solid navy coats and Alverno letter jackets may be worn throughout the school day in cold weather. Denim jackets are not permitted. Any coat or jacket which does not fit this description must be stored in the locker during the school day.


  • Official Alverno sports warm-ups may be worn on free dress days and on game days for the sport a student plays. The warm-up jacket may be worn with the uniform any school day except formal uniform days.

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Senior Uniform Privileges


  • Seniors are NOT required to purchase a red sweater; this color was chosen to give the seniors a “mark” that distinguishes them from other classes/states. If the red sweater is worn, it must be purchased from CKW and may be a long-sleeved pullover, a cardigan or a sleeveless vest.


  • Seniors may wear red scarves/gloves. A combination of red, navy, white and/or gray is permitted.


  • Seniors may wear red socks; must be a minimum of 1-inch above ankle bone.
  • Seniors may wear red shoelaces in their athletic shoes.

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