LS Dress Code

At King, we work to prepare students to thrive in a rapidly changing world. We recognize that one's attire is a method of expressing and exploring personal identity. Simultaneously, our dress code acknowledges the fact that attire is also a function of space and time and reflects one's connection to the community. As such, we offer multiple standards of dress that mirror various environments that students may encounter.

The Lower School has a reasonable, appropriate Dress Code that fosters individuality, respect, and a sense of community. Choices are provided, allowing for important expressions of individuality without encouraging excessive display of fads. We want to encourage our students to respect the learning environment and the work that we do here. Our Dress Code also takes into consideration children’s sensitivities to fit and types of textiles.

PLEASE NOTE, the dress code below is for all Grade 1-Grade 5 students. PreKindergarten and Kindergarten students do not have a dress code; however, PreKindergarten and Kindergarten students are encouraged to wear official King-branded tops, available through our school store, should they wish.

DRESS CODE VENDOR

With the exception of the plaid kilt, plaid jumper and navy/khaki skirts (access Lands' End purchase store here), families are free to purchase any brand of clothing, provided they meet the standards outlined by division.

OVERALL GUIDELINES FOR DRESS

  • Any extremes in hair or jewelry are unacceptable.
  • No makeup.
  • Simple jewelry and accessories are acceptable.
  • Flip-flops, sandals, and open-toed footwear are unacceptable, on Dress Down days as well.

DAILY STANDARD OF DRESS

Top

Shirt

  • White or navy polo shirt
  • White blouse
  • White or navy turtleneck
  • All shirts must be tucked in at all times
  • Any official King polo shirt, sweatshirt, or fleece
  • King t-shirts only on Fridays or on special t-shirt designated days

Sweater/Pullover (optional)

  • Sweater: Navy (with or without King logo)
  • Fleece with King logo
  • Pullover with King logo, 1/4 zip
  • No embellishments

Sweatshirts/Hoodies

  • King logo only
On Fridays
  • Lower School students may choose to wear a King tee-shirt with daily standard uniform bottom.

Bottom

Slacks/Skorts

  • Khaki tan or navy, tailored slacks; khaki tan, tailored capris; khaki tan or navy skorts; or khaki tan, tailored woven slacks
  • Plaid jumper 
  • King belt or classic style belt of simple design

Jumper

  • Plaid jumper

Shorts

  • Khaki tan, tailored Bermuda style
  • Shorts are acceptable September-October and April-June only

Socks/Tights/Leggings

  • Solid navy or white tights; white or dark, solid colored socks
  • No embellishments

Shoes

  • Sneakers
  • Black or brown “Merrell” style shoes or traditional shoes
  • No other colors of shoes
  • No shoes with platforms or heels over one inch
  • No sandals or open-toed/back footwear
  • No fashion boots of any kind
  • Snow/rain boots may be worn to/from school. Students must change into shoes upon entering classroom
  • Shoes should be a matching pair

FORMAL STANDARD OF DRESS

The following guidelines apply to the occasional formal dress days during the school year:

 

Top

Skort

  • King plaid skort

Shirt

  • White collared blouse or button down shirt with sleeves
  • All shirts must be tucked in at all times

Sweater - Optional (Grades 1-3 only)

  • Navy crew or cardigan with or without King logo Sweater only for Grades 1-3: blazers may NOT be worn

Blazer (Grades 4-5 only)

  • Blazer is not required on hot days September- October and April-June (except for Moving Up Days)

Bottom

Slacks

  • Khaki tan or navy, tailored slacks; or khaki tan, tailored woven slacks with King belt or classic style belt of simple design
  • Slacks with King belt or classic style belt of simple design
  • No drawstring, cargo, or jean style

Skort

  • King plaid skort 

Jumper

  • Plaid jumper

Socks/Tights/ Leggings

  • Solid navy or white tights; white or dark, solid colored socks
  • No embellishments

Shoes

  • Black or brown “Merrell” style shoes or traditional shoes
  • No other colors of shoes
  • No sandals, open-toed or backless footwear
  • No fashion boots of any kind
  • No shoes with platforms or heels over one inch
  • Snow/rain boots may be worn to/from school. Students must change into shoes upon entering classroom

Physical Education

To ensure that students’ Physical Education experience is as rewarding as possible, we ask that students be properly prepared for each class meeting. Students will need to be in the proper uniform for each class, including dress down days and also be prepared to be outside as long as the weather permits.

PreK- Grade 3 Requirements

Sneakers

  • Slip-on Merrills, sandals and boots will not be allowed
  • Recommend bringing a pair of sneakers to keep in your child’s cubby for PE

Grade 4-5 Requirements

Sneakers

  • Slip-on Merrills, sandals and boots will not be allowed
  • Recommend bringing a pair of sneakers to keep in your child’s cubby for PE

King Branded T-Shirt, Shorts, Sweatpants and Sweatshirts

  • Students must have proper PE uniform for each class even during dress down days
  • All items can be purchased from the School Store. For hours and more information visit the School Store website
  • All clothing should be labeled with your child’s name

Gym bag