Students are expected to be neat, clean, and appropriately dressed for school. As our students go outside at recess throughout the year, they are expected to come to school adequately dressed for all types of New England weather including footwear. We ask your thoughtful cooperation in maintaining high standards of dress and appearance.
In addition to regular school days, daily dress applies to class trips and after-school activities, as well as school-sponsored events held off campus.
All clothing worn by girls and boys is to be of a solid color, striped or have an over-all print. School clothing, including undershirts, is to be free of writing, numerals, graphics, camouflage or cartoons. All blouses or shirts are to have sleeves. Tank tops, strapless tops, halters or tops exposing cleavage or bare midriffs are not to be worn. Torn, slit or cut-off jeans are not to be worn to school, and shorts and skirts must be knee length or longer. Leggings are not to be worn as pants alone. Outerwear should be removed upon entering the building.
Pant length must be above the sole of the shoes. Over-sized pants or pants worn well below the waist are not appropriate. Sweatpants, warm-up pants, and athletic shorts are not to be worn to school.
School shoes are to be comfortable, flat-soled shoes that will stay on during outdoor play. Flip-flops and heelies with wheels or oversized shoes and boots are not accepted. Shoelaces are to be tied. In some classes parents may be asked to provide indoor shoes for their children.
Hats are not to be worn in the building. Hair must be cut so it falls above the eyebrows and be kept out of the eyes. Hair dye is not allowed. Ear piercing is allowed, but other piercings are not. Earrings may be no longer than two inches in length.
Light make up and nail polish are permitted in seventh and eighth grades, but may not be applied at school.
Performance creates a circle between the work presented and the receiver. Our students have put much effort into their offerings and learning to present themselves with dignity and assurance includes being formally attired.
For school assemblies and public performances, students are asked to dress up. Boys are to wear a buttoned-front, solid color, long-sleeved, collared dress shirt tucked into trousers with a belt; girls are to wear dresses, skirts, or dressy pants. Denim skirts or pants (jeans) and high-heeled shoes are not permitted.
Dress Code Maintenance
Class teachers manage students who are in violation of the dress code or who are wearing questionable dress. If violations persist, students are sent to the Faculty Administrator. Final authority for decisions about student dress, including topics not covered above, rests with the Faculty Administrator. The Faculty Administrator will record dress code violations and will distribute school-provided clothing when necessary.
The first time a student’s dress is not compliant with the dress code, the student will be required to change into school-provided clothing. The second time the dress code is violated, the student will change into school-provided clothing and the inappropriate clothing will be taken and not returned until the end of the semester. At the third violation, there will be comparable consequences and parents will be called.