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Dress Code

The Shore Dress Code is intended to set a standard of neat, casual, and appropriate dress for a school with high expectations for students presenting themselves responsibly. The simplicity of the code allows for easy identification, reduces fashion competition, and offers families options within a reasonable budget. It is the responsibility of the family to send children to school dressed in a manner that complies with the dress code.
 
PANTS
  • Dress chino-style in cotton twill or corduroy solid color
  • Fitted casual pants in solid color are permitted
  • No yoga pants permitted
  • No cargo style pants permitted
  • No blue denim permitted
  • (Lower School) Leggings permitted under skirts/skorts
SHORTS (May only be worn until the last day of the fall trimester and after Spring Break)
  • Length must be mid-thigh (5” inseam) to Bermuda length
  • Only dress chino-style shorts are permitted
  • No patch pockets or cargo are permitted
  • No blue denim permitted
SKIRTS/JUMPERS
  • Dress cotton twill in solid color
  • No patch pockets or cargo are permitted
  • Skirts and jumpers to just above the knee or longer
  • No blue denim permitted
SHIRTS
  • Collared polo, Oxford, or turtleneck in solid color
  • Short or long sleeve are permitted
  • Straight hemmed tails/bottom may be worn untucked
  • No mid-torso skin or boxers/underwear can be visible
  • No tank tops permitted
SWEATERS/SWEATSHIRTS/FLEECE
  • Crew neck, turtleneck, v-neck, or cardigan in solid color
  • Long sleeve or vest permitted
  • Dress code shirt must be worn underneath
  • No hoods are permitted
  • Shore gear without hoods permitted
  • Shore hoodies permitted after Thanksgiving and before Spring Break; hood may not be worn inside buildings
SHOES
  • Oxford, boots, loafer, or athletic shoes worn properly
  • Shoes must be in good repair
  • Shoes must have closed toe and closed back (no sandals or flip-flops)
  • No shoes with wheels permitted


FORMAL AND SEMI-FORMAL OCCASION DRESS (Grades 5–9)
  • Dress or dress sweater/blouse/shirt with skirt or jumper; must come to just above the knee; no mid-torso skin or underwear may be visible
  • No halter styles or strapless dresses/blouses
  • Solid color dress trousers
  • Solid color Oxford dress shirt
  • Dress occasion footwear, including Oxford, loafer, or athletic shoes in good repair with socks; no flip-flops permitted

CONCERT ATTIRE (UPPER SCHOOL)

  • Black trousers or black skirt with black tights
  • White blouse, sweater, or long sleeve button-down shirt
  • Black shoes and socks

GRADUATION DRESS CODE

Grade 8
  • Blue blazer, khaki pants, white dress shirt and tie, and loafers or dress shoes with socks
  • White pant-suit, white dress shirt, and dress shoes or dress sandals
  • White dress, knee-length or longer, and dress shoes or dress sandals; dress may be off the shoulder but not strapless
Grade 9
  • Blue blazer, light blue dress pants, white dress shirt and tie, and loafers or dress shoes with socks
  • Light blue pant-suit, white dress shirt, and dress shoes or dress sandals
  • Light blue dress, knee-length or longer, and dress shoes or dress sandals; dress may be off the shoulder
Grades 6–7
  • Same as formal occasion dress

UPPER SCHOOL ATHLETICS DRESS CODE

  • Shore T-Shirt or Shore Reversible Jersey (Girls must wear a tee under the jersey.)
  • Shore Shorts
  • Appropriate Footwear – sneakers or cleats

DRESS DOWN

Included are designated dress down days, dances (except the semi-formal dance), Project Week, and trips
  • Blue jeans, sweatpants, and cargo pants permitted
  • T-shirts and sports attire are permitted
  • Hoods, prints, and patterns are permitted
  • No ripped clothing, clothing with inappropriate words or pictures, spaghetti strap tops, or open toed shoes such as flip-flops
  • Open-toed shoes such as flip-flops are permitted at non-formal dances