At Citizens of the World KC we recognize that students need to come to school
comfortable and ready for a day of learning. We believe that a school uniform assists in meeting that goal for all children. School uniforms can:

• Eliminate family struggles in the morning around “what to wear.”
• Ensure children are comfortable and able to focus on learning throughout the day.
• Create a simple and cost-effective clothing option for families.
• Reduce disparities in an economically diverse community.
• Encourage children to focus on more meaningful avenues for self-expression.

Below is a visual description of the uniform for Citizens of the World Kansas City. The focus is on comfort throughout the day, options for warmer or colder weather, and ease of access/affordability for families. Different garments can be purchased at most major retail outlets – both department stores and discount stores.


Yellow, white, or green shirt; spirit wear shirts. These should be plain with no logos, graphics, or designs unless it is CWC spirit wear. Wearing a green, yellow, white, or black long-sleeve shirt under a uniform shirt is permitted.


Khaki or black pants, shorts, or skirts. Jumpers are also welcome. Blue jeans are not allowed.


Yellow, white, or green sweater or sweatshirt without logos. Hoodies are allowed if they meet this criteria. Spirit wear sweatshirts and hoodies are also permitted.

Shoes & Socks

Closed toe, athletic shoes that are appropriate for recess, PE, and other safe movement are required. No light-up or wheeled shoes. All socks are permitted.

Where to Buy

Where to buy youth-sized school uniform pieces:

• Children’s Place
• Old Navy
• Primary.com
• Walmart
• Port Authority
• Gap

Parents often find good deals and post their findings in the CWCKC Families Facebook Group.

Show Your Spirit!

Check out our current spirit wear offerings in the CWC Merch Store! This spirit wear is managed by the student staff of our Chameleon Cafe, and all profits go back to their program.

Additional spirit wear available through the Show Me Spirit site. A portion of these proceeds are donated back to CWC!

Uniform Closet

To request assistance with uniforms, please fill out the Uniform Assistance form.