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2019-2020 Grade 1-8 Dress Uniform and Daily Wear

Please NOTE the following changes for the 2019-2020 school year Uniform and Dress Code

Grades 1-5

  • For daily wear, students may only wear a navy blazer, navy sweater, or a WES sweatshirt as an optional secondary layer; sweaters in any color besides navy will no longer be allowed.

Grades 6-8

  • For daily wear, all students will wear a white or blue oxford cloth shirt; students may no longer wear a polo shirt for daily wear.
  • For daily wear, all students will wear WES sweatshirts for an optional secondary layer; sweaters of any type will not be allowed. As a reminder, students may also choose to wear the dress uniform blazer daily.
2019-2020 All Students Grades 1-5 - Dress Uniform

Dress uniform should be 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.

TOP

  • Shirt: White oxford cloth, long or short sleeve
  • Blazer or sweater: Navy;  v-neck or cardigan long sleeve sweater only

BOTTOM OPTIONS

  • Trousers: Tan twill; belted at the waist if there are belt loops on the pants
  • Jumper: WES plaid; hemline to be no shorter than mid-thigh

 ACCESSORIES

  • Tie: WES plaid; girls may opt-out of tie
  • Belt: Dark leather
  • Socks: Plain white, navy, or black
  • Shoes: School appropriate and black, brown, navy, or tan
 
2019-2020 All Students Grades 1-5 - Daily Wear

All dress uniform components may be worn for daily wear.

TOP

  • Shirt: Collared polo or turtleneck in white, red, light yellow, or navy knit
  • Optional WES sweatshirt

BOTTOM OPTIONS

  • Jumper: WES plaid or navy; hemline to be no shorter than mid-thigh; shorts may be worn under skirts if they do not extend below the hemline
  • Skort or Skirt: Tan or navy twill; hemline to be no shorter than mid-thigh; shorts may be worn under skirts if they do not extend below the hemline
  • Walking shorts: Tan or navy twill; belted at the waist if there are belt loops
  • Trousers: Tan or navy twill or corduroy; belted at the waist if there are belt loops

ACCESSORIES

  • Belt: dark leather
  • Socks or tights: white, navy, or black
  • Shoes: any appropriate school shoes
  • Optional leggings: black or navy, worn with socks such that no bare leg is showing and may be worn only with jumper or skort.

 Please note:

  • Appropriate school shoes are closed (toe and back) and do not include high heels, boots, slippers, or Croc-like shoes.
  • NO LOGOS other than WES logo are allowed on clothing
  • No makeup
  • No jewelry other than a watch, ring, stud pierced earrings, bracelet, and necklace; all jewelry must be plain and simple

 

2019-2020 All Students Grades 6-8-Dress Uniform

Dress uniform should be 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.

TOP

  • Shirt: White oxford cloth; long or short sleeves; white plain T-shirt only may be worn beneath oxford shirt
  • Blazer: Navy

BOTTOM OPTIONS

  • Trousers: Tan twill; belted at the waist if there are belt loops
  • Skirts: WES plaid; hemline to be no shorter than mid-thigh and waistbands cannot be rolled; shorts may be worn under skirts if they do not extend below the hemline

ACCESSORIES

  • Tie: WES striped; girls may opt-out of tie
  • Belt: dark leather
  • Socks: plain white, navy, or black
  • Shoes: school appropriate and are black, brown, navy, or tan*


2019-2020 All Students Grades 6-8-Daily Wear

All dress uniform components may be worn for daily wear.

TOP

  • Shirt: Oxford cloth light blue or white; long or short sleeve; white plain T-shirt only may be worn beneath oxford shirt
  • Optional WES sweatshirt

BOTTOM OPTIONS

  • Skirt: WES plaid or navy; hemline to be no shorter than mid-thigh; shorts may be worn under skirts if they do not extend below the hemline
  • Walking shorts: Tan or navy twill   
  • Trousers: Tan or navy twill or corduroy; belted at the waist if there are belt loops

ACCESSORIES

  • Tie: appropriate, of student’s choice; girls may opt-out of tie         
  • Belt: dark leather     
  • Socks or tights: plain white, navy, or black
  • Shoes: any appropriate school shoes
  • Optional Leggings: black or navy, worn with socks such that no bare leg is showing and may be worn only with skirt

Please note:

  • Appropriate school shoes are closed (toe and back) and do not include high heels, boots, slippers, or Croc-like shoes.
  • NO LOGOS other than WES logo are allowed on clothing
  • No makeup
  • No jewelry other than a watch, ring, stud pierced earrings, bracelet, and necklace; all jewelry must be plain and simple

History

In March 1986 a small group of committed parents joined together with Isabelle S. Schuessler, former Head of St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School in DC, to establish Washington Episcopal School. Under the inspired and visionary leadership of its Board Chair, Robert E. Freer, Mrs. Schuessler, along with Dorothy McSweeny and other founders, the school grew and prospered.

The school opened its doors to 90 students in September of that same year in a temporary space in the basement of Pilgrim Lutheran Church on Massachusetts Avenue in Bethesda, Maryland. The school moved in 1987 to its present site in Bethesda, convenient to Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia. Enrollment grew steadily and a Middle School (Grades 7 and 8) was added in 1995. The unique, exciting study trip program, which sends older students to Utah, Italy, France, and Spain was developed as an important component of the academic program, and included in tuition. With increasing enrollment came the need for bigger and better facilities. After a successful Capital Campaign, WES completed a comprehensive building program that transformed the campus. 

Click HERE to view a video featuring WES's founding. 


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