An Episcopal, co-educational boarding school in Middletown, Delaware for grades 9 – 12

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The Dress Code sets a standard for acceptable attire at various School functions and provides a reasonable opportunity for all to dress in fashion.
Formal Dress

Required during Wednesday Night Dinner, Chapel, Convocation, special events, and as announced.

  • Slacks, buttoned down collared shirt, suit jacket or blazer and tie. Belt, socks and dress shoes; or 
  • Dress with cardigan and dress shoes.

Classroom Dress    
Required Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. in all areas of the School, during special programs, lectures, concerts, plays and as announced.

  • Polo, blouse or buttoned down collared shirt, tucked in; and
  • Skirt, dress or slacks with belt; and
  • Socks and dress shoes

Haycock Wear (named for Arthur Haycock ’59 who established the style)
Allowed on special weather-related occasions, as announced.

  • Haycock wear is identical to Classroom Dress except that dress shorts and dress sandals are permitted.

NOTE: Students returning from athletic practices or other athletic activities during the afternoons must shower and change before coming to cafeteria dinner.

Miscellaneous Dress Code Items

  • Everyone is expected to exercise good habits of personal grooming.
  • Hair should be neat, clean and combed.
  • Torn, patched or taped clothing or shoes are not permitted during the academic day.
  • Athletic shoes are not permitted during the academic day.
  • Bare feet and bathing suits are not permitted on the main floor of Founders Hall.
  • Outdoor jackets, athletic jackets, jean jackets, hoodies, sweatshirts or other types of outer clothing are not permitted while in class or during sit-down meals.
  • Hats or hoods may not be worn inside any buildings.

Please see the Dean of Student Life if you foresee any issues complying with the dress code.

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