Dear Friends Academy Families,
As a Quaker school, we believe in threading our mission through everything we do and our Dress Code is a wonderful example.
Our values of Simplicity and Equity guide us in creating a dress code that strengthens our school community, gives our students ease in decision-making, and distinguishes our students as Friends Academy.
Preparing for the 2022-2023 School Year
Friends Academy has partnered with Lands' End, a company that not only can personalize our dress code to meet our unique needs, but also is deeply committed to sustainability and care of our earth. In grades 1-12, all students are expected to purchase dress code acceptable clothing one of two ways:
Families will have the opportunity to take advantage of a 40% discount on all clothing using the special school promo code that was emailed to all Friends Academy families, beginning June 26 and ending July 24.
Anyone who might require financial assistance for dress code items may apply by completing this FORM.
If you have any questions, please direct them to email@example.com.
Dress Code Guidelines
Our dress code provides both flexibility and choice in what students can wear on a typical school day. We partner with Lands' End in order to make purchasing necessary clothing items seamless.
Daily Dress Code, Grades 1-12
All students can choose to wear pants, shorts, skorts, skirts (with shorts worn underneath) in the following approved solid colors:
Cotton, polyester or wool blends are acceptable.
Students may NOT wear denim, sweatpants or leggings.
All students may wear polo shirts (short-sleeved or long-sleeved) in any solid color, collared button-down shirts (short-sleeved or long-sleeved) in any solid color or pin-stripe or collared dresses in solid colors. All tops should fit students properly and midriffs should not be exposed.
Warm Dress for Cold Weather:
All students may wear any of the following over their collared shirts:
- ¾ zip pullover (fleece is acceptable)
- Cardigan sweater
- Pullover sweater (any solid color)
- Friends Academy crew neck sweatshirt (will be available through our Parent Council FA Wear sales this fall and winter)
Students may NOT wear hooded sweatshirts, coats, or patterned sweaters or pull-overs inside any buildings.
Students may wear:
- Closed toe
- Fully backed (no sling, strap back) shoes
- Sneakers are acceptable
Students may NOT wear high heels, flip-flops, slippers, crocs or any partially backed shoe.
Required FA Polo Shirt – Community Wear
Every student must purchase a required red, black, or white polo with our FA logo. Note: On the Lands' End website, you must order the "School Uniform Kids Short Sleeve Interlock Polo Shirt."
Dress Down Day/ Spirit Days:
Every first Friday of the month, students may dress down in a style that they choose. Students may not wear ripped clothing, such as frayed, torn jeans, nor are they permitted to wear shirts that intentionally (crop tops) or may expose the midriff. Other casual wear, including jeans and sweatpants, is fine. We ask that parents check their child's style choices in the morning before they arrive at school.
All-black is not permitted on Spirit Wear Fridays. The goal is to create school spirit and distinguish Friends Academy students. The preference is clothing with the Friends Academy logo and/or name. If that is not an option Red AND Black should be worn together to represent our school colors.
Traditional Dress Days:
There are traditional dress days, particularly for seniors that will remain a cherished tradition at Friends Academy, including first day of school special clothing – traditionally white dresses and patterned suits.
First Day Dress/ Formal Dress:
There are special events that require students to dress in formal attire. This can include jackets, ties, semi-formal dresses, and dress shoes. Students will be informed in advance of these events when First Day Dress is expected.
A Note for Rising Seniors:
As you enter your senior year at Friends Academy, we understand the potential burden of purchasing all new clothing for only one year. Therefore, you will be permitted to wear Lands' End-like clothing if already purchased. We ask that you avoid wearing clothing with logos that can be identified as non-Lands' End. All clothing rules, including permitted colors and styles, still apply. We strongly encourage you to purchase any new clothing for school directly from Lands' End.