Miss Hall’s School Dress Code allows students to display and develop their personal identities. For reasons related to safeguarding health and maintaining community standards, students are not allowed to alter their appearance in any way that the School determines to be harmful to them. Download the Dress Code pdf here.
Students are expected to dress for the job they have that day. Examples of jobs include, but are not limited to, student, athlete, candidate, leader, ambassador, and presenter. Underwear, sleepwear, and swimwear are not outerwear and should not be worn outside dorm areas. Crop tops and short shorts are not allowed during the class day. Shoes must be worn at all times and must comply with safety guidelines when in science labs, workshops, and while participating in athletic events. Any clothing promoting drugs, violence, alcohol, sexually related products, and activities, or other topics that could be considered offensive and contrary to the school’s core values is not allowed.
Additionally, MHS requires students to comply with its professional-dress guidelines for specific days and events, such as Accepted Students’ Day, guest-speaker events, and other special occasions. Students are informed of these occasions at community meetings and via email. Additional dress-code guidelines pertain to end-of-year events, including Commencement (see below).
Most sports and afternoon activities require special attire. Students should check with their individual coaches and activity leaders for specific information. On game days, members of junior varsity or varsity teams may choose to wear clothing to promote team spirit during the class day. At the discretion of the coaches, team captains, and the director of athletics, uniforms may be worn to classes. Uncovered spandex shorts are not allowed, even if they are part of the team uniform. Sweatpants may be worn as long as they are either solid colored or Miss Hall’s School sweatpants.
In general, students are permitted to wear professional dress or more festive/formal clothing for formal dinners and other formal events. Students must be in compliance with all of the general Dress Code guidelines. Sweatpants, blue jeans, distressed clothing, leggings, yoga pants, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and running or court shoes are not permitted.
Horizons attire should follow the guidelines for professional dress. However, dress may be specified as otherwise by the director of Horizons or by a student’s site supervisor. Students should dress for their Horizons job.
Students must wear professional attire when notified that a function or special occasion requires it. Professional dress means that students must be in compliance with all of the general Dress Code guidelines. Sweatpants, blue jeans, distressed clothing, leggings, yoga pants, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and running or court shoes are not permitted. Seniors are permitted to wear unripped blue jeans with blazers on professional dress days.
On weekends, students must follow the general Dress Code guidelines while being appropriately dressed as daily representatives of MHS. Members of the Social Committee, along with faculty chaperones, reserve the right to review dress as students prepare to depart from campus.