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School Dress Code

List of 3 items.

  • Primary School

    Girls: Dress, skirt, or jumper no longer than mid-calf.  Bermuda Shorts or Skorts may be worn before Parents’ Weekend (October) and after Founders’ Day (May).  Flat shoes or sneakers with socks or tights.

    Boys:
    Bermuda shorts may be worn before Parents’ Weekend (October) and after Founders’ Day (May).  Shoes or sneakers with socks.

    Dress Code Guidelines
    • Articles of clothing must be of the proper size and fit; in good, clean condition; and worn as intended.  
    • Denim or jeans may only be worn on announced casual days.  
    • Primary School students are not required to wear blazers, but if worn they must be navy blue or black.  
    • Skirts must be no more than three inches above the top of the kneecap and no longer than midcalf. Form-fitting skirts are unacceptable.  
    • Trousers for school dress must be plain, hemmed or cuffed, and worn at the waist. Baggy, cargo, form-fitting, and stone-washed pants are unacceptable.  
    • Permissible pants include: chins or corduroys, plain or pleated, with regular pockets.
    • Permissible tops include: polo shirts (long or short sleeved), turtlenecks, or button-down shirts.  
    • Belts are to be worn on garments with belt loops.  
    • Fatigue or camouflage clothing of any kind or color is unacceptable.
  • Lower School

    Girls:  
    • Dress or skirt.  
    • Dress blouse or shirt with collar and sleeves (no polo shirts).  
    • Dress slacks with navy or black blazer.  
    • Navy blue or black blazer for grades five and six. Grades three and four are not required to wear a blazer unless wearing dress slacks.  
    • Flat school shoes with socks or tights.  
    • Bermuda shorts or dress skorts may be worn before Parents’ Weekend (October) and after Founders’ Day(May). Blazers must be worn.
    Boys:  
    • Chinos or corduroys, plain or pleated with regular pockets.  
    • Dress shirt with tie. Turtlenecks may be worn during the winter term only.  
    • Navy blue or black blazer.  
    • School shoes with socks.  
    • Bermuda shorts may be worn before Parents’ Weekend (October) and after Founders’ Weekend (May).
    Dress Code Guidelines
    • All articles of clothing must be of the proper size; in good, clean condition; and worn as intended.  
    • Moderation is required in the use of cosmetics, jewelry, and in the choice of hairstyle and color.  
    • Blazers should be traditional in design.  
    • Shirts and blouses must be collared, have a buttoned front, and fully cover the abdomen. Sleeveless blouses and flannel shirts are not permitted.  
    • Dresses and skirts may be A-line, straight, or pleated. They must be no more than three inches above the top of the kneecap and no longer than mid-calf. Form-fitting skirts are unacceptable.  
    • Sweaters may be worn under a blazer, with length not to exceed the length of the blazer.
    • Trousers must be plain, hemmed or cuffed, and worn at the waist. Baggy, cargo, form-fitting, and stone-washed pants are unacceptable.  
    • Fatigue, neon, or camouflage clothing of any kind or color is unacceptable.  
    • Shoes must be flat. Clogs must have a heel strap. Flat sandals with a heel strap are permitted after Founders’ Weekend. Athletic shoes may not be worn during the academic day. Boots may be worn as school shoes during the winter term only.  
    • Socks must come up above the shoe and cover the ankle. Athletic socks may not be worn during the academic day.  
    • Belts are to be worn on garments with belt loops.
  • Upper School

    Girls:
    • Navy blue or black blazer with dress pants, dress, or skirt, or a navy or grey suit.  
    • Bermuda shorts may be worn (with a blazer) before Parents’ Weekend (October) and after Founders’ Day(May).
    • Turtleneck or collared dress shirt with sleeves (no polo shirts).  
    • School shoes with tights, or socks. Dressy open-toe shoes with heel strap are permitted. Maximum shoe height is two inches.
    Boys:  
    • Chinos or corduroys, plain or pleated with regular pockets.  
    • Dress shirt with tie. Turtlenecks may be worn during the winter term only.  
    • Navy blue or black blazer.  
    • School shoes with socks.  
    • Bermuda shorts may be worn before Parents’ Weekend (October) and after Founders’ Weekend (May).
    Dress Code Guidelines
    • All articles of clothing must be of the proper size; in good, clean condition; and worn as intended.  
    • Moderation is required in the use of cosmetics, jewelry, and in the choice of hairstyle and color.  
    • Blazers may be navy blue or black, should be traditional in design, and must be worn at all times.  
    • Shirts must be collared, have a buttoned front, and fully cover the abdomen. Sleeveless shirts and flannel shirts are not permitted.  
    • Skirts may be A-line, straight, or pleated. They must be no more than three inches above the top of the kneecap and no longer than mid-calf. Form-fitting skirts are unacceptable.
    • Sweaters may be worn under a blazer, with length not to exceed the length of the blazer.
    • Pants must be plain, hemmed or cuffed, and worn at the waist. Baggy, cargo, form-fitting, and stone-washed pants are unacceptable.  
    • Fatigue, neon, or camouflage clothing of any kind or color is unacceptable.  
    • Shoes: Athletic shoes may not be worn during the academic day. Boots may be worn as school shoes during the winter term only.  
    • Socks must come up above the shoe and cover the ankle. Athletic socks may not be worn during the academic day.  
    • Belts are to be worn on garments with belt loops.

Dress for Special Occasions

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  • Casual Dress

    Casual Dress is worn on special “dress-down” days that are announced during the school year. Clothing is neat and presentable, but is more relaxed than school dress. Shirts must have collars and be tucked in. Neat jeans are acceptable. Belts, shoes and socks must be worn. Track suits, t-shirts and sweats are not allowed.
  • Play Dress

    Play Dress may be permitted on field trips and class outings that involve physical activity or are outdoors. Any reasonable athletic or playwear is acceptable. Shoes must be worn.
  • Spirit Day Dress

    Spirit Dress is worn on announced Spirit Days, which mark the first day of athletic games or special, color team events. Spirit dress is School Dress that includes a red or white shirt, slacks, or skirt. A Fay School T-shirt or sweatshirt is permissible.
     

Purchase School Dress Code Clothing

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  • Mooseduds - Gently Used School Clothing

    All parents are invited to check out the selection at Mooseduds, Fay School’s gently-used clothing resale shop. Mooseduds sells Fay dress code clothing for children in Pre-K through grade nine, including blazers (for boys and girls), dress shirts, skirts, belts, and ties. As your child outgrows his or her school dress clothing, please consider donating these items to Mooseduds.

    Mooseduds also carries a limited supply of Moosegear (gently used sports gear) that varies on a seasonal basis. Mooseduds is open when school is in session on Wednesday mornings from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. and until 9:45 a.m. on days when Open Parent Meetings are schedule.
     
  • Lands End

    Earn funds for Fay when shopping for dress code clothes at www.landsend.com/school.  Click “Find My School” and link it to your Lands’ End account.
  • Brooks Brothers

    Brooks Brothers offers a 15% discount on all full-price Brooks Boys merchandise at all Brooks Brothers retail stores with a Brooks Brothers Incentive Card. To register/renew simply call toll-free 866-515-4747 with the school organization ID and Pincode: Organization ID: 05400/Pin Code: 40933. The card is valid for 2 years.
  • Mabel's Labels

    Keep that new blazer from getting lost! Click here to see choices of customizable iron-ons, stickies, bag tags, allergy alert labels, and more! Mabel’s Labels will give Fay a 20% commission on all sales.