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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, buttoned dress shirt (only top button undone), blouse, or turtleneck worn with a belt
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 upper and lower school deans.

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 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)