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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 an important expression of our mission.

Academic Dress

  • Dress pants, corduroy pants, khakis, capris—all pants must have pockets and zippers;
  • Dresses (not strapless), skirts, shorts;
  • Collared shirt (button down or polo), blouse, or turtleneck;
  • Sweaters;
  • 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;
  • No blue jeans;
  • Winter jackets and hooded sweatshirts should be removed in classrooms;
  • All clothing should be free of rips, tears and holes;
  • Students are expected to be neatly shaven;
  • No excessively exposed skin.

Formal Dress

Required for award assemblies and a few other occasions throughout the year:
Option 1: Dress shirt and dress pants with blazer;
Option 2: Dress or skirt with blouse or sweater;
Option 3: Formal attire representing a student’s international and/or cultural identity.

Spirit Dress (clothing that prominently displays Brewster's name or logos)
Every Wednesday and Saturday:

  • Pants/shorts/skirts in good condition (no sweatpants);
  • Brewster Academy top (no tank tops).