The SAS dress code emphasizes neatness, cleanliness, and purpose, while still allowing a wide range of clothing choices. Different occasions, whether work, school, worship, athletics, or play, have varying expectations. Clothing choices should convey a sense of intentionality and respect. Because SAS students spend a considerable amount of time outdoors, we encourage students to dress appropriately for the weather and for outdoor activities. Clothing choices may signify the importance of some occasions, such as Chapel services, or satisfy the specific needs of other occasions, such as athletic practices.
CLASS DRESS is worn everywhere on campus on school days, 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Class dress is required in PEAK Programs or as specified by the leader or coach. Students should prepare for the possibility of outdoor activities and active learning. For more information, see the section on “General Guidelines.”
FORMAL DRESS is worn for special chapel services, formal occasions, academic and athletic celebrations, and other events as prescribed by the Head of School.
Formal Dress will be required on these occasions and any occasion announced by the Head of School, Dean of Students, or Chaplain:
- Signing of the Honor Code - August 24
- All Saints' Eucharist - November 1
- Christmas Pageant and Eucharist - December 20 (after exams)
- Ash Wednesday - February 14
- Good Friday - March 29
- Easter Eucharist - April 3
Students may choose one of the following traditions for Formal Dress:
- Choice 1: Dress or skirt/dress pants with blouse and dress shoes
- Choice 2: Coat and tie, dress shirt, dress pants, belt, socks, and dress shoes
ATHLETIC PRACTICE DRESS: For athletic practices in the PEAK curriculum, individual coaches set the dress expectations, which often include a gray practice shirt (available in the School Store) and other requirements.
DRESS CODE ENFORCEMENT: Boarding students who are not compliant with the Dress Code may be required to change immediately. Day students who are not compliant with the Dress Code may be asked to call their parents/guardians to request that they bring them appropriate clothing. Offenses will be handled in the following manner:
- 1st offense: A warning by email to the student, advisor, and parent/guardian.
- 2nd offense: A second warning by email to the student, advisor, and parent/guardian.
- 3rd offense: The student will wear Required Dress for one school day.
- 4th offense: The student will wear Required Dress for five consecutive school days.
- For any offense after the fourth, the student will wear Required Dress for four weeks. Students who are not compliant with Required Dress may be asked to appear before the Conduct Council.
REQUIRED DRESS: Required Dress includes khaki/black/navy pants with belt loops and belt, SAS polo shirt (tucked in), SAS sweatshirt if needed (these are available in the School Store), and closed-toed shoes.
SPIRIT OF THE DRESS CODE: Because rules cannot be written to describe all clothing styles and options, the school will determine if any questionable article of clothing should not be worn. Students not living within the spirit of the Dress Code will be given a very specific set of guidelines to be determined at that time. Questions about clothing choices and requirements may be referred to the Dean of Students.