Dress Code

The School believes that the standards described in the lower and middle school dress codes allow for sufficient latitude so that proper dress should not become a major issue for students and their families. The dress code will be strictly enforced, and parents’ support and cooperation regarding these communal agreements are greatly appreciated.

Clothing may be purchased from any vendor, provided that the clothing meets the School’s dress code standards.

The clothing provider that Windward recommends as a model for dress code is Lands' End, Inc., in Dodgeville, WI. Visit landsend.com/school to order online or call 1-800-963-4816. Please use Preferred School Number #900030909. By using the Preferred School Number, Lands' End will return 3% of Windward sales proceeds to the School to enhance our educational program.

Please note that Windward SpiritWear fleeces and collared shirts are acceptable within the dress code.

Lower School - Girls

Shirts

Solid color only. Tennis or tailored shirt with collar, turtleneck, short or long sleeves.



Pants

Solid color only. No blue jeans, colored denim, sweatpants, or tight, stretch leggings.


Skirts or Scooter Skirts

Solid color only. Pleated, kick-pleat, a-line, or kilt style of appropriate length. Solid tights, bike shorts, or leggings should be worn under skirts and dresses.


Dresses & Jumpers

Solid color only. Short or long sleeves with collar. Solid color tights, bike shorts, or leggings should be worn under skirts and dresses.



Sweaters & SpiritWear

Solid color only. V-neck, crewneck, vest or cardigan. No hoods or sweatshirts. Windward fleece, vest, or half-zip top may be worn in place of dress-code sweaters. Dress-code shirts should be worn under sweaters and approved SpiritWear.



SpiritWear

The Windward full-zip fleece jacket, navy half-zip top, and grey yoga half-zip top may be worn in place of a dress code sweater during regular school days.

Additional items with The Windward School logo are available for purchase by students and their families at school events and through the new online store.


Footwear

Sneakers (no wheels or lights) *In winter months, boots are permitted to and from school.


Backpacks

Any color or design is acceptable. No rolling backpacks are permitted.

Outerwear

Students should always have appropriate outerwear for recess and PE. *Please note that outerwear may not be worn in class.

Relaxed Dress Code

When the “Relaxed Dress Code” is in effect, the same dress code options and expectations are in effect with the addition of patterned Bermuda or Chino shorts as options in place of full-length pants. Collared shirts, skirts, and collared dresses with patterns may also be worn on Relaxed Dress Code days.


  • Permitted: appropriate length skirts and collared dresses, any color, any pattern
  • Permitted: collared shirts with stripes or polka dots
  • Permitted: appropriate length Bermuda or dress shorts, solid, plaid, stripe, or polka-dot
  • Not permitted: jeans, athletic, mesh, denim, cut-off, or soffe shorts
  • Not permitted: flip-flops or backless sandals

Dress-Down Days

On the rare Dress Down Days, students may wear any clothing they choose except for the following:
• tank tops/sleeveless shirts
• any clothing with inappropriate writing
• leggings
• sweatpants or pajama pants
• any pants with holes
• shorts (unless Relaxed Dress Code is also in effect)
• hats

Lower School - Boys

Shirts

Turtleneck, tennis shirt or tailored shirt with collar

Short or long sleeves

In white or any solid color


Pants

Solid color pants only.

No blue jeans or colored denim, sweatpants, or oversized pants.


Sweaters & SpiritWear

Solid color only.

V-neck, crewneck, vest or cardigan. No hoods or sweatshirts. Windward fleece, vest, or half-zip top may be worn in place of dress-code sweaters. Dress-code shirts should be worn under sweaters and approved SpiritWear.


Footwear

Sneakers (no wheels or lights) *In winter months, boots are permitted to and from school.


Backpacks

Any color or design is acceptable. No rolling backpacks are permitted.

Outerwear

Students should always have appropriate outerwear for recess and PE. *Please note that outerwear may not be worn in class.

SpiritWear

The Windward full-zip fleece jacket, navy half-zip top, and grey yoga half-zip top may be worn in place of a dress code sweater during regular school days.

Additional items with The Windward School logo are available for purchase by students and their families at school events and through the new online store.


Relaxed Dress Code

When the “Relaxed Dress Code” is in effect, the same dress code options and expectations are in effect with the addition of patterned Bermuda or Chino shorts as options in place of full-length pants. Collared shirts with patterns may also be worn on Relaxed Dress Code days.


  • Permitted: collared shirts with stripes or polka dots
  • Permitted: appropriate length Bermuda or dress shorts, solid, plaid, stripe, or polka-dot
  • Not permitted: jeans, athletic, mesh, denim, cut-off, or soffe shorts
  • Not permitted: flip-flops or backless sandals

Dress-Down Days

On the rare Dress Down Days, students may wear any clothing they choose except for the following:
• tank tops/sleeveless shirts
• any clothing with inappropriate writing
• sweatpants or pajama pants
• any pants with holes
• shorts (unless Relaxed Dress Code is also in effect)
• hats


Middle School - Girls

Oxford Shirts

Colors: white, light blue, French blue, light pink, yellow.

Long or short sleeve. Oxford or Peter Pan collar only. Shirts may be worn with skirts but must be worn with
slacks. If worn with slacks, shirts must be tucked in. No layering of shirts.


Polos & Turtlenecks

Colors: white, navy blue, red, light pink, yellow.

Solid color only. To be worn only with skirts.


Sweaters

V-neck, crewneck or cardigan.

Colors: navy blue, grey, light pink, red, green



Chino Pants

Colors: navy blue, khaki, black

No cargo pants. Corduroys may be worn only during the winter months. An announcement will be made when students may start wearing corduroys.


Skirts

Colors: navy blue, khaki

No more than 3 inches above the knee. Solid tights, bike shorts or leggings should be worn under skirts.


SpiritWear

The Windward full-zip fleece jacket, navy half-zip top, and grey yoga half-zip top may be worn in place of a dress code sweater during regular school days.

Additional items with The Windward School logo are available for purchase by students and their families at school events and through the new online store.

Shoes

Dress, casual, or sneakers. No flip flops or backless sandals.


Gym

The Windward School gym uniform (shorts and T-shirt) is to be purchased from the Physical Education Department at the start of the school year. Socks and sneakers are to be brought from home.

Casual Fridays

Girls may wear dress code pants or any skirt except denim (still no more than 3 inches above the knee), and polo shirts may be any color or pattern. In addition, the Windward SpiritWear sweatshirt may be worn.


Relaxed Dress Code

When the “Relaxed Dress Code” is in effect, the “Casual Friday” options and expectations are in effect, with the addition of Bermuda or dress shorts as an option in place of full length pants. No cargo shorts.

  • Permitted: appropriate length skirts and collared dresses, any color, any pattern
  • Permitted: collared shirts with stripes or polka dots
  • Permitted: appropriate length Bermuda or dress shorts, solid, plaid, stripe, or polka-dot
  • Not permitted: jeans, athletic, mesh, denim, cut-off, or soffe shorts
  • Not permitted: flip-flops or backless sandals

Dress-Down Days

“Dress-Down” options and expectations are not to be confused with “Casual Friday” or “Relaxed Dress Code” options and expectations. On the rare “Dress-Down Day,” students may wear any clothing they choose, with the following exceptions:

  • Tank tops/sleeveless shirts
  • Any clothing with inappropriate writing
  • Leggings
  • Sweatpants or pajama pants
  • Pants with holes
  • Hats
  • Flip flops/backless sandals

Middle School - Boys

Oxford Shirts


Colors: white, light blue, French blue, light pink, yellow

Solid color/no stripes. Long or short sleeve with button-down or pointed collar. Shirts must be tucked in.



Sweaters

V-neck, crewneck or cardigan.

Colors: grey, navy blue, green, red

Solid color only.



Chino Pants

Colors: navy blue, khaki, black

No cargo pants. Corduroys may be worn only during the winter months. An announcement will be made when students may start wearing corduroys.


Full Dress Knotted Ties

Required.

No bow ties.


Shoes

Dress, casual or sneakers. No flip flops or backless sandals.


Gym

The Windward School gym uniform (shorts and T-shirt) is to be purchased from the Physical Education Department at the start of the school year. Socks and sneakers are to be brought from home.

Casual Fridays

The usual dress code applies to pants, but boys may wear oxford shirts without ties or polo shirts in any color or pattern. In addition, the Windward SpiritWear sweatshirt may be worn.


SpiritWear

The Windward full-zip fleece jacket, navy half-zip top, and grey yoga half-zip top may be worn in place of a dress code sweater during regular school days.

Additional items with The Windward School logo are available for purchase by students and their families at school events and through the new online store.


Relaxed Dress Code

When the “Relaxed Dress Code” is in effect, the “Casual Friday” options and expectations are in effect, with the addition of Bermuda or dress shorts as an option in place of full length pants. No cargo shorts.

  • Permitted: appropriate length Bermuda or dress shorts, solid, plaid, stripe, or polka-dot
  • Not permitted: jeans, athletic, mesh, denim, cut-off, or soffe shorts
  • Not permitted: flip-flops or backless sandals

Dress-Down Days

“Dress-Down” options and expectations are not to be confused with “Casual Friday” or “Relaxed Dress Code” options and expectations. On the rare “Dress-Down Day,” students may wear any clothing they choose, with the following exceptions:

  • Tank tops/sleeveless shirts
  • Any clothing with inappropriate writing
  • Sweatpants or pajama pants
  • Pants with holes
  • Hats
  • Flip flops/backless sandals