Oak Hall School

Lower and Middle School Dress Code

2019-2020 Lower and Middle School

Appearance Standards

Oak Hall School maintains an official standard of dress, complete with a school uniform that must be worn every day in the Lower and Middle Schools and a dress code which must be followed in the Upper School.  Students should be properly attired from the students’ arrival on campus until the end of the school day, and their overall appearance should be neat, clean, and well-groomed. Our expectation is that parents and guardians are responsible for ensuring student compliance with the school’s dress code, and students are responsible for knowing the student dress code and for complying during school hours and school activities.  Violations of this policy will be reported to their respective office. The acceptability of attire not specifically covered in this policy should be referred to school administration.



General Guidelines


While on campus, the following expectations apply:

·             Students are required to arrive on campus properly and neatly attired.

·             Required Oak Hall School uniform items must be purchased from the approved Lands’ End school site at landsend.com. Oak Hall School’s code is (Middle School) 900075250 (Lower School) 900065376.. A limited number of uniform pieces will be available through the school store.

·             Uniforms are required to be worn as the manufacturer intended. Oversized or undersized clothes are not in uniform.

·             Underwear may not be visible at any time.

·             For students in the Lower School, outerwear should be clearly marked with the child’s name.

·             Uniforms are required to be in good repair and unaltered.

·             Shirts and blouses must be tucked in at all times; only the first button may be unbuttoned.

·             Only plain white short-sleeved or sleeveless undershirts may be worn.

·             Middle School students must wear athletic or dress shoes with a back and must wear athletic shoes during PE class. Lower School students must wear athletic shoes at all times.

Hooded sweatshirts, including athletic team wear, are not allowed during the school day.

·             Hats, caps, and hooded jackets may be worn during inclement weather only and must be removed upon entering a school building.

·             Appropriate Spirit Day attire is outlined below.

Hair must be clean, well-maintained, and of a naturally occurring color and style. Hair must be kept away from one’s eyes. Boys’ hair must be kept off the collar during school hours.



Jewelry and Accessories


·             Jewelry and accessories are acceptable as long as they do not distract from the learning environment.

·             Smart watches are not permitted in the Lower or Middle School.

·              Earrings in the lobes of the ears is acceptable, as long as the style is not distracting. Lower School students should wear stud earrings only; dangly or hoop earrings are not allowed due to safety concerns. Boys may not wear earrings

·             Coordinating hair accessories may be worn.

·             No body piercing, nose studs, nose rings, or tattoos, including temporary or stickers, may be visible at any time.



Coats and Jackets

Burgundy or Gray full-zip or half-zip fleece jacket or vest, or letterman jacket. Jackets need to have an embroidered logo.  Uniform jackets should be purchased at Land’s End.


Oak Hall team and club wear

·             Any jacket or fleece that meets the following requirements may be worn during the school day:

·              They must be purchased at Lands’ End or the school store.

·             They must be embroidered or printed with the approved Oak Hall logo.

·             The only hooded item allowed in our uniform is a hooded rain jacket during inclement weather.


Types of Dress

Types of Dress Days: There are three different dress days: Regular Uniform (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday); Spirit Day (Friday); and Dress Day (special events).


Regular Uniform

This is any combination of regulation uniform pieces including khaki or gray shorts, khaki or gray pants, approved shirts, khaki, gray, or plaid skirts/skorts/jumpers*, white oxford shirt, sweater or sweater vest, and one of three jacket options. *Jumpers are approved for Lower School students only.


Dress Day

Boys – Dress slacks, dress shirt, tie, belt, and dress shoes.


Girls – Dress, skirt and blouse, or dress slacks with a blouse and dress shoes.


Spirit Day

Dress on this day will consist of an Oak Hall t-shirt, Oak Hall team or club shirt, long-sleeve shirt, or crew sweatshirt with a uniform skirt, skort, pants, or shorts. 


At times, the Division Head may announce special Spirit Days, which may include the ability to wear PE issued shorts or sweatpants. 





Uniforms Pieces:

Pants or Shorts

Regulation khaki or gray pants or shorts. 



Regulation khaki, gray, or plaid skirt, skort, or jumper (Lower School only).  Privacy shorts or shorts that cover undergarments are required under skirts or jumpers.


Knit/Active Polo or Oxford Shirt

Burgundy, Soapstone, White, or Navy long- or short-sleeved knit shirt/active dry shirt or white long or short-sleeved Oxford shirt with mandatory Oak Hall School logo embroidered.  Only the top button may be unbuttoned.



Only plain white short-sleeved or sleeveless undershirts may be worn.



Solid burgundy or gray embroidered v-neck sweater vest or long-sleeved crew neck with mandatory school logo.    A uniform shirt with a collar must be worn underneath sweaters.



Oak Hall crew neck sweatshirts may be purchased through the school store.  A uniform shirt with a collar must be worn underneath sweatshirts.  Hooded sweatshirts may not be worn.



Burgundy or Gray full-zip or half-zip fleece jacket or vest with mandatory school logo or letterman jacket. Uniform jackets should be purchased at Land’s End.



Regulation dark brown or black solid belt.



In the Lower School, athletic shoes must be worn daily.

In the Middle School, athletic or dress shoes with a back must be worn daily.  Athletic shoes are required for the PE period.



Socks must be worn with athletic shoes and may be white or black.  Sock length should be ankle or mid-calf.


Solid gray or navy tights may be worn under uniform bottoms.


Game Day

Athletes may wear game day attire, as approved by the Athletic Director, along with uniform khaki pants or shorts (except on Dress Day). No hoods are allowed.


P.E. Uniform

Students in grades 4-8 are required to wear a PE uniform during PE.

Tuition includes two shirts and two shorts for each child. During colder weather, students must wear the approved PE uniform, but will have the option of wearing a school approved sweatshirt/sweatpants over their uniform. Additional uniforms, sweatshirts, and sweatpants will be available for purchase in the school store after the beginning of the school year.


PE Uniforms will be given out on the first day of school.  Please contact Edwin McTureous for any additional questions at emctureous@oakhall.org.


*Note that all items except shoes, socks, belt, and P.E. uniforms must be purchased from Land’s End. A limited quantity of uniform items will be available in the bookstore.






Upper School Dress Code

2018-2019 Upper School

Appearance Standards


We primarily represent ourselves through our actions and our words, but clothing can also be a reflection of our individuality and of how we present ourselves to the community. We strive to present ourselves as young professionals that value the school community and a positive learning environment. Therefore, Oak Hall students, as representatives of the community, dress in a manner that acknowledges Oak Hall as a place of learning that requires a certain degree of formality.


Students are required to adhere to the elements outlined in the dress code, and to remain properly dressed throughout the entire school day. Whenever Oak Hall students are on campus or are engaged in school-related activities off campus, they are expected to abide by the dress code, unless they are in programs that require otherwise. 


By his or her attendance at Oak Hall School, a student and his or her parents agree to respect and follow the guidelines established by the school for appropriate school dress.  Overseeing adherence to these requirements is a parental responsibility and the school expects and appreciates full cooperation.  Young professionalism, decorum, and common sense should dictate parental and student choice of school clothes. If there are questions, the school will determine the appropriateness of the clothing, even if it conforms to current fashion. 


Oak Hall students are expected to dress according to the following guidelines:


Students may wear:


  • Loafers, Oxfords, Sperrys, athletic shoes, dress shoes, and sturdy dress-sandals (defined as a shoe with a substantial front, like a Jack Rodger’s sandal). Please note that flip-flops, or athletic sandals of any kind are not permitted.
  • Appropriately fitting pants, jeans, or dress-shorts (defined here as not jean-shorts).
  • Collared shirts, dress tops, and blouses. 
  • Oak Hall or other sweatshirts (non-hooded),V-neck or crew-neck sweaters, or jackets worn over appropriate shirts.   
  • Dresses and skirts worn clearly longer than mid-thigh.  
  • Dress Shorts (i.e., not jean shorts) with an inseam of 6 inches or longer.
  • Closed-toe shoes when in a lab setting are a must.
  • Shirts and blouses must have an appropriate neckline. Proper decorum is a major concern.  As such, bare midriffs, strapless attire, and spaghetti straps are not permitted. 
  • Leggings will be allowed under certain conditions. Those conditions would be defined as what you would pair the leggings with in a  professional office setting. Examples include a tunic, dress, or sweater dress. 


 Students may not wear: 


  • Any dress, hairstyle, tattoo and/or adornment that does not fit with our intent may be deemed inappropriate.
  • Hair color that is not naturally occurring.
  • Hats and sunglasses while inside any building.
  • Tank tops. 
  • T-shirts of any kind.
  • Backless attire of any kind.
  • Shorts with an inseam shorter than 6 inches.
  • Torn or ripped clothing of any kind.
  • See-through or inappropriately tight clothing.
  • Athletic clothing like athletic or running shorts, sweat pants, warm-up pants, and yoga pants.
  • Flip-flops, athletic sandals, shower shoes, and Crocs.
  • Clothing with messages deemed inappropriate.
  • Clothing which fails to cover all undergarments.
  • Character outfits unless during a specified time (e.g., Homecoming Week).
  • Knee or thigh-high stockings.
  • Long-sleeved or oversized t-shirts.
  • Tops with spaghetti straps.
  • Jean shorts of any kind.
  • Pajamas
  • Hooded Sweatshirts of any kind. 


Spirit Day Attire (Every Friday)

  • Oak Hall t-shirts purchased through the school store or received through an Oak Hall team or club, may be worn on Fridays. Hooded attire is not to be worn.
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