SCHOOL DRESS CODE FOR STUDENTS
We embrace a dress code for several reasons. Dress codes are a physical reminder of “school mode” and elevate the learning space. Just as adults dress up for work, Pilot students dress up for school. A dress code also reduces the possibility of social conflicts or peer pressure that can arise from wardrobe choices, and it levels the playing field by de-emphasizing attention to potentially expensive fashion trends.
That said, we choose a dress code, not a uniform, so that students may have some freedom for personal choice and expression, and we encourage you to include your child in the selection of their clothing.
Students, with the help of parents when necessary, should choose clothes that are clean, free of holes and tears, appropriately fitting, and comfortable for learning. Please do not wear logos and graphics that are provocative, divisive, or inappropriate for a school environment. Children should see their clothing choices as a facet of studentship in the same way that adult dress is a facet of professionalism.
Any student who may be uncertain if an item is appropriate for school, should ask for assistance from the school before wearing it.
Students (and families) are also encouraged to wear Pilot gear as a way to show school pride. You can find Pilot gear via the School Store.
**It is suggested that every student have at least one item with the Pilot logo for school spirit days or special events. There are also many Pilot logo-embroidered items at the school clothing exchange.
FOR ALL DIVISIONS:
FOR SWIMMING, STUDENTS WILL NEED AT ALL TIMES:
- Swim Suit (please choose a swimsuit that provides coverage and support appropriate for active play)
- Goggles are optional
Please mark your child’s name on every item of his/her clothing – shirts, pants, underwear, all gym clothes, shoes, gloves, hats, sweaters, coats, etc.
Unclaimed clothing will be distributed to local charities at the end of the school year.