Dress Code


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

Class Dress is worn everywhere on campus on school days (except Wednesdays), 8:45 am - 3:15 pm. Class dress is required in Afternoon 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 (All School Days).”

Chapel Dress

Chapel Dress is expected to be worn by students from 8:45 am to 3:15 pm on Wednesdays, the day we gather for our weekly service of Holy Eucharist. Chapel Dress is also expected to be worn on specific occasions, including: Signing of the Honor Code and Good Friday.                        

Students may choose one of the following traditions for Chapel Dress:

  • Choice 1: Dress or skirt/dress pants with blouse and appropriate, practical shoes 

  • Choice 2: Coat and/or tie, dress shirt, dress pants, belt, socks, and appropriate, practical shoes

Note for Students in the Middle School

For students in Grades 6-8, Chapel Dress is encouraged but not required on Wednesdays; however, it is expected to be worn for other specific occasions, including the Signing of the Honor Code and Good Friday.

Athletic Practice Dress

For athletic practices in the Afternoon Program, 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 and advisor.

  • 2nd offense: A warning by email to the student, advisor, and parent/guardian.

  • 3rd offense: The student will wear Required Dress for five consecutive school days.

Required Dress

Required Dress includes khaki/black/navy pants, shorts, or skirts (of an appropriate length) with belt, SAS polo shirt, SAS sweatshirt if needed (these are available in the School Store), and appropriate, practical shoes. Students who are not compliant with Required Dress may be asked to appear before the Conduct Council. For any offense after the third, the student will wear Required Dress for four weeks. 

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.

View specifics of the 2022-2023 Dress Code in our Student and Parent Handbook (available on August 6, 2022).