2023-2024 Dress Code

Dress Code

Students must be in dress code in academic buildings: 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 7:30 a.m.-3:25 p.m.
Wednesday, 7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Walker’s Wear)

Students’ clothing should not limit their ability to be mobile as their learning environment may shift from indoors to outdoors. We expect students to arrive to class having taken a complete inventory of their attire to be sure they are dressed to learn in an active environment. 

A student who is out of dress code will be issued a dress code violation notification. Three such notifications will result in a detention. Students out of dress code will be expected to find an appropriate change of clothes that complies with the dress code. Additional dress code items may be found in the Office of Student Life.

Academic Day

Shirt: Collared shirt or turtleneck in short or long sleeves with logos no larger than a quarter.

Outer Layer: An outer layer can include quarter zips, crewneck sweatshirts, vests, sweaters, or blazers. Hoodies are allowed on dress down days only. Outer layers with a logo should feature a logo that is not larger than a quarter.

Pants: Any solid colored tailored pant or riding pant

  • Must be in good repair, not faded or ripped
  • No jeans or leggings

Skirts: Assorted styles by Lands’ End. Colors may include: navy, khaki, gray, blue, and black

  • Solid colored leggings and riding pants may be worn under skirts.

Shorts: Any tailored short

  • Must be in good repair, not faded or ripped
  • No jeans or athletic shorts
  • Shorts can be worn until November 1 and after Spring Break

Shoes: Any closed toe footwear in good repair

  • No slippers, including those with soles
  • Flip flops or sandals may be worn until November 1 and after Spring Break

Socks/Tights: Can be solid or patterned (must have appropriate words/symbols)

  • Solid ankle-length leggings (no cutouts or mesh) are acceptable as tights

Families can purchase Vespers Dress items through Lands’ End School
(school number 900189507).

Dress Code Academic Day

Walker’s Wednesdays

Every Wednesday will be a dress down day with Walker’s wear.
  • Students may wear Walker’s wear on the top or bottom
  • Leggings, jeans, sweatpants, and athletic shorts are all allowed
  • No slippers or headwear (unless required for religious or cultural purposes)

Shop Walker’s Wear

Shop BSN


Vespers Dress

Vespers Dress occasions include Opening Chapel, Thanksgiving and Holiday Vespers and Banquets, Baccalaureate, Memorial Chapels, Cum Laude Induction, and Prize Night. Newly-elected members of the Big 7 will wear Vespers Dress to their induction ceremony.

  • No leggings or riding pants under the skirt for Vespers Dress

  • Polo or oxford style with the Walker’s seal
  • Short-sleeved or long-sleeved styles available

Any shoes in good repair

  • No athletic sneakers, slippers, or moccasins
  • Flip flops or sandals may be worn until November 1 and after Spring Break.

In gray, black, navy, ivory, white, or sheer

If a student chooses an outer layer for Vespers dress, choose one (or both) of the following:

  • Sweater: Lands’ End in charcoal heather with the Walker’s seal in your choice of style and weight
  • Blazer: Lands’ End navy with the Walker’s seal

All clothing should be neat, clean, and in good repair. No bare midriffs are allowed.

Families can purchase Vespers dress items through Lands’ End School
(school number 900189507). Short-sleeved Vespers polos are also sold in our school store.

Vespers Dress

Special Event Dress

For special dinners and certain other required events, students are expected to wear “special event dress” which consists of dress slacks, skirts, or dresses with dress shoes in good repair.

Special Event Dress

Dress Down Days

During the year, there are dress down and spirit days when the dress code is not in effect. Dress down days are typically on the first Friday of every month, at the discretion of the Dean of Students.

  • All clothing should be neat, clean, and in good repair
  • No sleepwear, bare midriffs, or cutouts are allowed
  • Sweatpants, leggings, and jeans are permitted

Senior Privilege
Seniors are permitted to wear their class apparel anytime as part of dress code and permitted after Spring Break to wear their future college’s apparel on Fridays

Dress Down Day