Dress Code

The dress code has been developed to provide a distraction-free environment for the children; to enable free thinking and better allow them to be focused on their student activities. We appreciate your full respect of this school policy.

Dress Guidelines for Pre-school and Kindergarten:

  • Clothing should be simple and comfortable, allowing children to work or play freely. Warmth is of the utmost importance for growing children. During colder weather, all children must have proper coverage, including warm pants or tights under skirts.Shirts need to be free of text, advertising, logos and graphics/characters, and long enough to cover midriffs while hands are raised above the head. (Solids, stripes, polka dots, plaids, etc. are all appropriate) Shirts must have sleeves and must cover the shoulders. No tank tops.
  • Socks must be worn at all times.
  • Shoes must be appropriate for play (with full coverage).
  • Hats are a necessary item of clothing everyday; in the winter for warmth and in the summer for coverage.
  • Rubber boots for muddy or rainy days.
  • Make-up, nail polish, jewelry or temporary tattoos are not appropriate.
  • Supply a small bag with one extra change of clothing including undergarments to be kept in your child’s cubby. Please be sure to check this bag regularly to see if any items need to be washed and replaced.
  • Please supply a pair of soft soled shoes which are to be used in the preschool/kindergarten room only. These shoes should be fully fitted (covering both the heel and toe) and be of the type which allows for unencumbered movement.

 

Grade School Guidelines:

Clothing needs to be neat, simple and comfortable, allowing students to work and play freely and to participate without concern of soiling garments or tripping over long baggy clothes. Pants and shorts must be worn above the hips.

We want the children to have a rich experience of color. Within Waldorf color theory, black is an intellectual color appropriate to high school students and adults. With this in mind, black clothing is not allowed.

 

  • Shirts need to be free of text, advertising, logos and graphics/characters, and long enough to cover midriffs while hands are raised above the head. (Solids, stripes, polka dots, plaids, etc. are all appropriate) Shirts must have sleeves and must cover the shoulders. No tank tops.
  • Pants, shorts, dresses and skirts appropriate for weather and class activities, such as Eurythmy and games.  (Not too long, too baggy, too tight etc., and please, no undergarments sticking out. Skirts and shorts must be at least long enough that the student’s fingertips can touch the hem when arms are fully extended at their sides)
  • Socks must be worn at all times.
  • Sturdy Shoes appropriate for games class. (No flip-flops, strappy sandals or big boots.)
  • Hair must be kept out of students’ eyes and must not be colored.
  • Makeup, nail polish, jewelry, temporary tattoos and hairdos are not appropriate.
  • Festive clothing to be worn for assemblies and special occasions. Ask your class teacher if you have any questions about appropriate festival clothing.

    Students dressed inappropriately may be asked to turn a shirt inside-out, cover-up or may even be sent home to change.  Please see your class teacher with any questions.

    It is recommended that students in Kindergarten through grade 3 keep a small bag with an extra set of labeled clothing at school.