Dress Code

Formal Dress 2019

At SAS the Dress Code reflects the way we learn. Sitting on the floor, wading in ponds, acting, hiking, and throwing clay are tough to do in a coat and tie. The SAS Dress Code requires students to be properly covered, neat, and clean. Jeans (if they are unpatched and hemmed) and tennis shoes, shorts, and sandals are all fine. SAS students enjoy the relaxed feel of the Dress Code, and that spirit carries over into classes and throughout the campus.

School Dress

Check it out! Everyone in this picture is in dress code perfect for School Dress. Even better, they are dressed in a way that expresses their individuality and still makes it possible for them to participate in outdoor activities.

School Dress 2019

Formal Dress

Occasionally, we're going to ask you to dress up a little. Students may choose either of the following formal dress traditions: Dress or skirt/dress pants with blouse and dress shoes OR coat and tie, dress shirt, dress pants, belt, socks, and dress shoes.

Formal Dress 2019

Grub Days, Spirit Week, Casual Dress

And sometimes, we'll even encourage you to dress down. Restrictions under School Dress that are marked with an asterisk (*) are still enforced on Grub Days/Casual Dress Days.

Spirit Week 2018

View the 2019-20 Dress Code in our Student & Parent Handbook.

School Dress

School Dress is to be worn everywhere on campus Monday - Friday from 8 am - 3 pm. (except inside residential houses). Because students may not be aware of all activities on a given day, school dress should always be appropriate for the possibility of outdoor activities and active learning.

  • All clothing must be clean, properly hemmed, unfrayed, and must fit appropriately.*

  • No athletic wear: athletic pants, athletic shorts, athletic tights, and sweatpants are not to be worn during the school day. The only exception is sports teams asked to be in uniform by their coach.

  • Leggings can only be worn with dresses, blouses or tunics and the student’s entire trunk must be covered. Students can not wear t-shirts, sweatshirts, pullovers, or any type of jacket with any style of legging.

  • No camouflage clothing

  • Skirts, dresses, and shorts must be no shorter than the tip of the middle finger.*

  • Tops must cover the abdomen, back, and chest at all times.*

  • Shoulder straps must be at least two fingers wide.*

  • Appropriate undergarments are to be worn but not visible.*

  • Brands or logos must be smaller than the hand with the exception of shirts, sweatshirts, and outerwear with St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School design/approved graphics or college logos. College t-shirts/sweatshirts with more than just the logo can not be worn.

  • Tobacco, alcohol, other drug or sexually oriented designs or logos are never acceptable.

  • See-through clothing, visible piercings (other than ears), "gauges", tattoos, distracting hairstyles, unnatural hair colors, hats, and other head coverings are not permitted.*

  • Pajamas are not to be worn during the school day.*

  • Faces must be clean shaven.