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Renbrook's Dress Code for Grades 1-8

Renbrook students’ dress should reflect the reverence we hold for teaching and learning. As members of the Renbrook community, each student and their family are responsible for following both the rules and the spirit of the dress code. There is no formal dress code for students in the Beginning School (Preschool, Junior Kindergarten, and Kindergarten).

Academic Day Dress

SHIRTS

  • Collared button down (any solid color, stripes, or plaid, long or short sleeved, free of graphics)
  • Collared polo (any solid color or stripes, long or short sleeved, free of graphics)
  • Turtlenecks (any solid color or stripes, free of graphics)

SECOND LAYER

  • Sweater (solid color, plaid, striped, or polka dots; no other patterns or symbols; logos no larger than a quarter)
  • Quarter zip (solid color, plaid, striped, or polka dots; no other patterns or symbols; logos no larger than a quarter)
  • Fleece pullover (solid color, plaid, striped, or polka dots; no other patterns or symbols; logos no larger than a quarter)
  • Vest (solid color, plaid, striped, or polka dots; no other patterns or symbols; logos no larger than a quarter)
  • Crew neck sweatshirts (any solid color or with Renbrook lettering only)

HEADWEAR

  • Allowed in buildings by religious custom or health reasons only

PANTS

  • Chino style pants (khaki, navy, gray, or black)
  • Ponte or stretch pencil pants (khaki, navy, gray, or black)

SKIRTS, SKORTS, AND DRESSES

  • Any solid color or plaid (must be no shorter than fingertip length)
  • Leggings and tights can be worn only under skirts and dresses (any color or pattern)

SHORTS

  • Chino/Bermuda style shorts (khaki, navy, gray, or black; allowed before Thanksgiving and after Spring Break, from approved vendors only)

BELTS

  • Required for all garments with belt loops in the Upper School

FOOTWEAR

  • Sneakers
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Heeled shoes should not exceed 2 inches

NOTES

  • Upper School students must tuck in their shirts with pants or shorts.
  • Spirit Days celebrate Renbrook spirit and students can wear regular dress code or any clothing that is blue/white (including jeans) or has Renbrook lettering.
girl smiling in Renbrook sweatshirt

On days specified as Spirit Dress, students can choose to wear any Renbrook spirit gear on top, including hoodies. Pants, shorts, skirts, Athletic bottoms, (joggers, athletic shorts, leggings) and jeans may be worn on bottom. Students may also wear regular Academic Day Dress without spirit gear.

SPIRIT DRESS

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At times, special events such as Spirit Week or Mountain Day will permit students to dress down or in theme (any graphics worn on those days must be school appropriate). Athletic bottoms (joggers, athletic shorts, leggings) and jeans may be worn as part of Play Dress.

PLAY DRESS

Class of 2023 at Renbrook School Graduation

On certain days, Renbrook will have a more formal dress code. On these specific days, dress pants or a skirt, button down shirt, tie and blazer, dresses, and dress shoes may be required. Formal Dress days include Upper School Recognition Day, “moving up” celebrations, graduation ceremonies, and more.

FORMAL DRESS

FAQs

Additional Information

Enforcement:
A student out of dress code will participate in a conversation with a teacher or administrator to make sure the expectations are clear. Repeated violations of the dress code will result in a meeting with parents to establish a plan for compliance with Renbrook’s Dress Code.
 
Appeals for Unique Circumstances:
Students with sensory or other clothing-related challenges should contact your Division Head to work out a special plan.

Questions?
Please contact one of the members of the Leadership Team below:

Will Stumolo
Director of Enrollment and Financial Aid
wstrumolo@renbrook.org

Julie Schlossinger
Lower School Head
Jschlossinger@renbrook.org

Jim O'Donnell
Upper School Head
jodonnell@renbrook.org