What to Pack

The St. Andrew's dress code can be difficult to interpret practically. A good rule of thumb is to not worry about the specifics of the dress code so much, and know that for most School days, any outfit that can be describe as "business casual" will do.

In order to help you determine what items of clothing your child will need, and how much your child will need of each, we offer the following suggested packing lists for girls and boys. Current students helped us to compile these lists using their own experiences. However, these are suggested packing lists only—depending on your child's style, preference, and inclination to do laundry, your final packing list may look much different. While we know that our dress code is more formal than that of the average high school, new students should feel that they can come as they are to St. Andrew's.

Printable Clothing Packing List

Suggested Packing Lists

Girls

CLASSROOM DRESS & HAYCOCK WEAR

  • 5-10 dresses (mostly semicasual; with one or two slightly dressier)
  • 5-7 pairs of pants (not blue jeans; some students suggest corduroy for winter)
  • 3-5 skirts
  • 4-6 nice blouses
  • 1 or 2 blazers
  • 3-6 cardigans (cardigans must be worn with pants, so how many you need will depend on whether you plan to wear pants or dresses more often)
  • 3-4 sweaters, particularly during the winter

CASUAL & ATHLETIC WEAR

  • 14 t-shirts for sports and sleeping (may want to bring a few long-sleeve)
  • 3-5 casual tank tops
  • 3 sweatshirts
  • 3-5 pairs of casual shorts
  • 5-7 pairs of athletic shorts
  • 2-5 pairs of leggings, sweatpants, or yoga pants
  • Pajamas

UNDERGARMENTS & FOOTWEAR

  • Bras (sports and regular) & underwear
  • Flats
  • Loafers
  • Leather boots for winter
  • Rain boots
  • Sandals that aren't plastic (leather flip flops okay)
  • Sneakers
  • Shower shoes

OTHER ITEMS

  • Socks (casual & athletic)
  • Belts
  • Bathing suit
  • Rain jacket
  • Winter jacket
  • Hat, gloves, and winter boots
  • Jeans

Boys

CLASSROOM DRESS & HAYCOCK WEAR

  • 3-5 pairs of khaki pants or slacks
  • 3-5 pairs of shorts
  • At least 2 blazers
  • 7-10 dress shirts
  • 3-5 polo shirts
  • 3 turtlenecks for winter (mock turtlenecks not permitted)
  • 3-4 sweaters, particularly during the winter
  • 3-5 ties

CASUAL & ATHLETIC WEAR

  • 14 t-shirts for sports and sleeping (may want to bring a few long-sleeve)
  • 2-3 sweatshirts
  • 3-5 pairs of athletic shorts
  • 2-4 pairs of sweatpants or track pants
  • Pajamas

UNDERGARMENTS & FOOTWEAR

  • Underwear
  • 2 pairs loafers, oxfords, or "dock shoes"
  • Leather boots for winter
  • Sandals that aren't plastic (leather flip flops okay)
  • Sneakers
  • Shower shoes

OTHER ITEMS

  • Socks (casual & athletic)
  • Belts
  • Bathing suit
  • Rain jacket
  • Winter jacket
  • Hat, gloves, and winter boots
  • Jeans
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