Dress Code and Formal Dress

Underlying the requirements for student dress and appearance is the expectation that students take pride in themselves and their school. Cheshire Academy expects that as members of a diverse community, students understand these guidelines and dress accordingly.

Academic Dress is in effect from 8:00 am until 3:20 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday. Formal Dress will be worn each Friday from 8:00 am to 3:20 pm. Students must be in proper dress during the academic day even if the students commitments have been completed for the day. Students who chronically violate dress code guidelines are subject to disciplinary action.

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  • Academic Dress: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday

    Academic dress should be worn Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. 

    *Sweatshirts / Hooded Sweatshirts are not permitted at any time.

    Boys: Dress shirt and tie properly worn and dress pants. A sweater may be worn over a shirt and tie. Bermuda shorts may be worn until Nov 1st and after April 1st. (At the discretion of the Deans of Students, these dates may be modified.)

    Girls: Blouse or collared dress shirt with dress pants or a skirt (no higher than 4” above the center of the knee.) A sweater may be worn over a blouse or collared dress shirt. Bermuda shorts may be worn until Nov 1st and after April 1st. (At the discretion of the Deans of Students, these dates may be modified.)
  • Spirit Day: Wednesday

    On Wednesdays, the Academy holds a day of “Casual Dress” for students. On these days students may wear jeans or denim skirts (no higher than 4” above the center of the knee) with t-shirts or sweatshirts that display the Cheshire Academy name/logo.
  • Formal Dress: Fridays and Special Occasions

    Formal dress is worn on Fridays and on special occasions. 

    *Sweatshirts / Hooded Sweatshirts are not permitted at any time.

    Boys and Girls: Solid color navy blue blazer with Academy patch (which the school provides), white collared dress shirt, solid color gray slacks, belt, dress shoes
    BoysCheshire Academy tie (available from the Academy Bookstore)
    Girls: Solid color gray skirt (no higher than 4” above the center of the knee) may be substituted for slacks.

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    Emma Gawronski ’14 and Nicolina (Nicki) Lamberti ’14 in girls formal dressThomas (Tommy) Cavaliere ’15 in boys formal dress
  • Dress Code Purchasing Information

    1. The Cheshire Academy School Store
    2. Flynn & O’Hara, flynnohara.com, Customer Service: 800-441-4122
    3. Land’s End, landsend.com/school, Preferred School Number:  900138876, Customer Service:  800-469-2222  http://flynnohara.com/pdf/ct001.pdf Order here. Instructions here.
    4. Paul’s Fine Clothing. Click  here to download the order form.
     

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    Cheshire Academy is a boarding school in Connecticut that challenges students in grades 9-12 and Post Grad to discover and hone their unique talents. This college preparatory school offers personalized learning opportunities like the Roxbury Academic Support Program and the IB Program. Artists can benefit from the Art Major program, while high school athletes can benefit from competitive athletics. Overall, students at the private school are encouraged to become culturally sensitive and internationally minded, and develop the critical thinking skills, confidence, and character that enable them to succeed in college and as citizens of a global society. 
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