Dress Code

March 18, 2016

Upper School Parents,

After several meetings with a group of students and student government, Mr. McKinney and I have decided to implement a dress code pilot effective upon our return from spring break. Please know that this is a trial for the remainder of the school year and nothing is set in stone for next school year. See the changes below:

  • Tights of any kind may be worn as long as top/dress comes down to mid-thigh
  • Black, navy, or grey leggings, yoga pants and running pants may be worn with a shirt that covers the midriff while walking and/or moving

To promote the idea of a business environment, every Wednesday (unless otherwise noted by the administration), each student will dress in “business casual” attire. This includes the following:

  • Pants: Regular cut cotton, blend, or corduroy pants with a plain or pleated front may be worn. No denim, yoga pants/leggings, stretch pants, jogging pants, wind pants, sweatpants or overalls. No torn, shredded, or frayed fabrics
  • Shirts: All shirts must have a collar, such as a knit polo or a button-down dress shirt. Ties are optional for males. No t-shirts or sweatshirts. No torn, shredded, or frayed fabrics. No low cut, see through, or tops that bare the midriff and/or shoulders.
  • Dresses/Skirts: Dresses need not have collars, but all other criteria must be observed: No low-cut, see-through, midriff-baring, or shoulder-baring. No slits above the knee, Skorts are acceptable if they are tailored and of appropriate length.

Final discretion for appropriate attire is up to the Upper School Division Head and/or Dean of Students.

This topic of dress is one that comes up every few years, and it is most timely that NPR’s Morning Edition had a story this morning about the role of dress for a successful career. Below is a link to the story:

http://www.npr.org/2016/03/18/469669877/power-suits-how-dressing-for-success-at-work-can-pay-off

Thank you,

Jason-Signature

Jason Atanasoff
Dean of Students