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Dress Code

Brewster Academy believes in maintaining an atmosphere where a sense of pride and developing self-discipline and personal strengths are reflected in the dress code. The academic dress code celebrates a respect for learning and is also an important expression and recognition of the Brewster Pillars.

Academic Dress
Dress pants, corduroy pants, khakis, or capris; all pants must have pockets and zippers;
Dresses (not strapless), skirts, shorts (all within fingertip length);
Collared, tucked-in, button-down dress shirt (not polo shirt) with only top button undone, or turtleneck worn with a belt;
Blouse (dress top that is not a polo, T-shirt or other athletic garment); 
Sweaters with dress code top underneath;
Appropriate footwear (dress shoes, boots, athletics shoes or sandals in excellent condition)
Leggings/tights only to be worn with dress or skirt;
All clothing should be free of writing and should not promote inappropriate behavior.

Other Imperatives
No hats, sunglasses, or headphones;
Hair must be a uniform, natural color;
Students are expected to be clean shaven at all times unless an exemption is granted;
No exposed pierced jewelry other than in the ear without permission;
No exposed skin (e.g. midriff, strapless, backless);
No denim of any kind, color, or resemblance;
Considerations for other types of exposed jewelry and/or medical and religious exemptions from the shaving policy should be directed to the lower or upper school dean.

Formal Dress
Required for some formal meals, award assemblies, and other occasions throughout the year
Option 1
Blazer with dress pants and a belt, button-down collared dress shirt with tie;
Option 2
Dress or skirt of fingertip length, with a shawl or cardigan;
Option 3
Dress slacks with dress blouse;
Option 4
Formal attire representing a student’s international and/or cultural identity

Spirit Dress
Every Wednesday and Saturday
Dress slacks: corduroy, khakis, no jeans or sweatpants;
Dress shorts or skirts (all within fingertip length);
A prominently displayed, Brewster Academy top (no tank tops).