Campus Life

Dress Code

The Hill School sets a high standard for students in their dress and appearance to express pride in themselves and their respect for one another.
 
Academic Dress will be worn throughout the academic day whenever students are in an academic or public area. Also it will be worn for Chapel services, sit-down meals, required performances, or any other designated occasion. Students will wear academic dress beginning with breakfast through the final class whether or not a student has completed all class obligations. Guidelines for academic casual and casual dress are listed at the bottom of the page.

Female Students:

  • Blazer
    • A Hill varsity letter sweater may be worn instead of a blazer.
  • Collared oxford shirt a double placket-front shirt joined with buttons
    • Conservatively buttoned (no more than one unbuttoned), with no visible undergarments
    • Shirttails that extend below the blazer must be tucked in.
    • A turtleneck may be substituted for an oxford shirt in the winter term only.
  • Pants (khaki, chino, or corduroy - any color)
  • Skirt/Dress
    • No shorter than mid-thigh length.
    • Tights must be worn with skirts during winter term and upon notification for certain events.
  • Dresses may be worn Wednesdays, Saturdays, and at seated dinners
    • A conservative dress may be worn under the blazer.
    • V-neck or strapless dresses are not allowed.
    • Necklines must be at the collarbone.
  • Leather dress shoes with a back
    • Boots may be worn during the winter term or inclement weather.

Male Students:

  • Blazer
    •  Hill varsity letter sweater may be worn instead of a blazer.
  • Dress shirt
    • Shirt must be tucked in and buttoned completely.
    • A turtleneck may be substituted for a shirt and tie in the winter term only.
  • Tie properly tightened 
  • Pants (khaki, chino, or corduroy - any color)
    • Must be worn with a leather belt or a Hill School belt.
  • Leather dress shoes
    • A polished leather loafer is ideal.
    • While leather boat shoes (Sperry, Docksides, Top-siders) are acceptable for Academic Dress,  a pair of more formal leather dress shoes with a back are needed for special occasions. 
    • Boots may be worn during the winter term or inclement weather.
  • Socks must be worn during the fall and winter terms and upon notification for certain events.

The Hill School has partnered with Tommy Hilfiger to provide many appropriate options our Academic Dress and Academic Casual Dress requirements. Learn more at the Tommy Hilfiger uniform website.