Dress Code

The purpose of the dress code is to reflect respect for the discipline and seriousness of academic pursuits. Thayer students are expected to be neat, clean, and dressed appropriately for an academic environment. Clothing should allow students to participate actively in class and should not serve as a distraction to teaching or learning. Students are expected to remain in dress code for the entire day. The dean of students in each division is the final arbiter of appropriate dress. Students, with the help of their parents/guardians, are asked to adhere not only to the letter but also to the spirit of Thayer’s dress code.

Monday Dress

Every Monday is a “dress up” day at Thayer Academy. The acceptable options for Monday dress include:

  • A dress with a full back and that covers the shoulders, or a nice skirt or dress pants with an appropriate shirt.
  • A shirt, tie, and dress pants (long pants only).
  • A sweater or jacket when cold.

The following are NOT acceptable on Mondays:

  • Shorts.
  • Sweatshirts of any kind.

Tuesday - Friday Dress

On Tuesdays - Fridays, acceptable options include:

  • A dress with a full back and that covers the shoulders.
  • A skirt, pants, or shorts with an appropriate top.
  • A sweater, jacket, vest, Thayer Academy sweatshirt, or solid-colored sweatshirt with consistent patterns when cold.

For your reference, please keep in mind the following dress code requirements:

  1. All shirts must have a full back and must cover the waistband of a student’s skirt, pants, or shorts. Shirts are expected to cover the shoulders.
  2. Shirts may not have graphic images or words other than the brand insignia. Sweatshirts may not have graphic images or words other than the brand insignia, unless Thayer gear.
  3. Footwear MUST be worn on campus at all times.
  4. Hats, caps, or hoods may not be worn inside any building at any time.
  5. No blue denim clothing.
  6. Leggings, tights, yoga pants, etc., may ONLY be worn under a dress or skirt.
  7. Athletic wear, including sweatpants, athletic shorts, non-Thayer sweatshirts, etc., may not be worn to school.
  8. Clothing with inappropriate or offensive messages is not allowed. This includes, but is not limited to, clothing with messages advocating violence, alcohol, or drugs; clothing expressing obscenities; and clothing that is derogatory to one’s self or others.
  9. Extremely short, revealing, tight, soiled, frayed, or ripped clothing may not be worn to school.
  10. Undergarments should never be visible.
  11. All hemlines should be at least mid-thigh length. Students should be able to move comfortably through their day, including up and down stairs, without underwear being exposed.