The WES dress code encourages neatness, a sense of appropriate attire, and school pride. Nursery – Kindergarten students have a more relaxed dress code. Students in Grades 1-8 have a well-defined dress code.
In Grades 1-8 there are two types of uniform, “dress uniform” and “ daily wear.” Students in Grades 2-8 also have PE uniforms.
For the 2020-2021 school year, we are expanding our uniform options. When students are learning at home, free dress is permitted. Students should be neat and tidy in their appearance, and be ready to learn when they attend virtual classes. For on-site learning, students may wear their PE uniform, Spirit Wear, or Daily Wear. We do not anticipate any need for Dress Uniform in the first semester.
- “Dress Uniform” is worn on special occasions such as all-school chapels, school picture day, school performances, and special field trips. When dress uniform is not required, students may dress in accordance with “options for daily wear.”
- “Daily Wear” is less formal and worn on most school days. The items listed as dress uniform are also options for daily wear.
- Flynn and O’Hara is our new supplier of school uniform items. Families order online or visit their store in Maryland at Loehmann’s Plaza at 5210 Randolph Road, Rockville, MD 20852, 301-838-8958, or in Virginia at Fair City Mall, 9650 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22031. Some uniform items can be purchased from Lands’ End or from the store of your choice (polo shirts, white shirts, shorts, pants, skorts, navy blue jumpers). Ties are available in the Dragon’s Den.
- PE uniforms must be worn to every PE class for students in Grades 2-8. All PE uniform items are available in the Dragon’s Den, the school store, located near the Main Office.
- Used uniforms (for daily dress, dress uniform, and PE) are available on the second floor in the Used Uniform Room. Most items cost $5-$10.
- Spirit Wear is available for purchase in the Dragon’s Den and includes zip-up fleeces, sweatshirts, t-shirts, and other items. Spirit Wear is usually reserved for school spirit days, but during the 2020-2021 school year may also substitute for the daily wear uniform. All spirit wear must say WES or have some version of the WES logo, Washington Episcopal School, etc., on it.
PE and Spirit Wear are available for purchase here.
To learn more about each Grades’ dress code click on the links below: