Uniforms have been a feature of the daily routine at San Marcos Academy for many years. Uniforms have many benefits: they can increase school spirit and community, enhance safety through easy student identification, promote fairness and equality, reduce peer pressure issues, and even improve a student’s academic success by helping them focus on their learning rather than their appearance.
Purchasing your SMA Uniforms
FlynnO’Hara Uniforms is the provider for most of the uniform items required at San Marcos Academy. A few items, such as the SMA Polo Shirt, are available only through our campus store, Bear Outfitters, which also offers some new FlynnO’Hara items for resale. Additionally, Bear Outfitters stocks a number of gently used uniform items.
On our Uniforms page, you will find the uniform requirement guides for Lower School students and for Middle and Upper School students. These guides indicate where each item can be purchased and how many items are recommended.
What to expect at your uniform appointment:
All of our “early bird” shopping appointments for the summer of 2020 have been filled. If you were not able to sign up for a summer appointment, do not worry! We will still be able to assist you during your child’s registration appointment in late July or early August. Orders can also be placed anytime through the FlynnO’Hara website.
Those who are scheduled for an early bird appointment should follow these guidelines when coming to the store:
1. We ask that each parent and child attending the appointment wear a mask. Please do not bring extra people to appointments unless necessary.
2. Upon arrival please be seated in the Student Lounge outside Bear Outfitters (in Carroll Hall). You will be called when it is your turn. Make sure to practice social distancing during your visit.
3. Our Bear Outfitters staff will sanitize all touch surfaces and dressing areas as much as possible between each appointment.
4. A variety of used and new uniforms are available for purchase during fittings. Items that are not in stock can be ordered by our staff or, once sized, you can order online and receive uniforms at your doorstep!
online Shopping at FlynnO’Hara
If you miss out on the early bird fittings at SMA, we can still assist you during your registration appointment, and online ordering with FlynnO’Hara is easy. For guidance on ordering the right sizes, you can view the video tutorials on how to measure your student at home. Or, you can order an at-home measuring kit.
All items ordered through FlynnO-Hara can be shipped to your door. As an alternative, boarding students may opt to ship uniform items directly to San Marcos Academy, where we can store them for you. (Please use the student’s full name with the Academy address, and include an attention line with “Bookstore Manager.”
And, right now, shipping is free if you use the code FREESHIP for your online and phone orders.