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Uniforms

The dress code at Robert M. Beren Academy is governed by neatness, cleanliness, modesty and religious considerations.  Appropriate dress is educationally and psychologically critical to the learning process.  The dress code encourages social recognition based on character, personality and special talents, rather than on the superficial basis of physical appearances.  As such, the following policies are in effect. All students must be dressed in accordance with dress code from their time of arrival on school grounds until their departure and at all school activities (on campus and off), even on weekends and evenings. 
 
Students who do not comply with any aspect of the dress code at any point during the school day will be asked to do so immediately. Students who do not follow the dress code on a regular basis will be warned and earn a detention after being asked three times to change.

 
 
Lower School

 
Polo Shirt
  • Three colors are acceptable: white, light or navy blue for all students.
  • Both boys and girls must buy the unisex (men’s or boy’s) short-shirt as these sleeves are of appropriate length. 
  • Short-sleeve or long-sleeve shirts are acceptable.
  • Polo shirts may be purchased at any retailer but must be free of embellishments.
 
Pants and Shorts
  • Navy blue or khaki are allowed. Pants may not be cargo style or have any writing, stitching, or other detail.  
 
Skirts and Dresses
  • Navy blue or khaki skirts must be at or below knee level.  
  • Polo dresses of appropriate length are also acceptable.  
 
Sweaters & Sweatshirts
  • Collared shirts must be worn under all sweaters and sweatshirts.
 
Footwear
  • Closed toe shoes or sneakers are acceptable; no casual slippers or plastic slip-on type sandals are permitted.
 
Kippot, Tzizit and Tefillin
  • All boys are required to wear kippot while on campus, including during PE class and sports practices and games. 
  • Boys are expected to wear Tzitzit at all times. Tzitzit may be purchased from the school office. 
 
Jewelry
  • Earrings for boys are not allowed.
 
There are occasions in which the dress code is modified by the administration for special events such as special dress up days in anticipation of Purim, Spirit Days, certain field trips, etc. Whenever a change will be made, students and parents are informed in advance and in writing.  
 
 
 
Upper School

 
Polo Shirt
  • Three colors are acceptable: white, hunter green or navy blue for all students.
  • Both boys and girls must buy the unisex (men’s or boy’s) shirt as these sleeves are of appropriate length.
  • Shirts may be either with (preferred) or without embroidered logo. If you choose to purchase shirts with the school logo, they are carried at Academic Outfitters.  
  • Short-sleeve or long-sleeve shirts are acceptable.
  • While you can purchase unisex polo shirts at any store, polo shirts can be purchased at Academic Outfitters. Academic Outfitter shirts (and grandfathered Buckhead) are the logo shirts permitted.
 
Pants
  • Upper school (6-12th) boys must wear long pants.
  • Navy blue or khaki long pants are allowed. Pants may not be cargo style or have any writing, stitching or other detail.  
  • It is preferred that they are purchased from Academic Outfitters. This store has tall and husky options, our preference is that all should be purchased from this store. 
 
Skirts
  • Upper School (6-12th) girls must wear skirts.
  • Navy blue, khaki or plaid skirts must be 2 inches below the knees.
  • The preference is that skirts are purchased at Academic Outfitters; however, all skirts will be accepted as long as they are 2 inches below the knee and pleated so that they do not hike up.
 
Sweaters & Sweatshirts
  • Collared shirts must be worn under all sweaters and sweatshirts.
  • Any navy or white plain (with no writing) sweatshirt or sweater is fine. Academic Outfitters has sweaters and sweatshirt available with or without logos.
  • Hooded sweatshirts are allowed as long as they are plain navy or white. The hood may not be worn during school.
  • Any Robert M. Beren Academy "spirit" item is acceptable. This only applies to sweatshirts (not t-shirts, shorts, sweatpants, etc.) 
 
Footwear
  • Closed toe shoes or sneakers are acceptable.  No casual slippers or plastic slip-on type sandals are permitted.
 
Kippot, Tzizit and Tefillin
  • All boys are required to wear kippot while on campus, including during PE class and sports practices and games. 
  • Boys are expected to wear Tzitzit at all times. Tzitzit may be purchased from the school office. 
  • Boys above the age of Bar Mitzvah must wear Tefillin for Davening.
 
P.E. clothing may only be worn during the P.E. class and at after-school games and practice.
 
Hairstyle
  • Unclean or unkempt hair, coloring or other distracting styling, etc. are not allowed.  
 
Jewelry
  • Earrings for boys are not allowed.
 
There are occasions where the dress code is modified by the administration for special events such as special dress up days in anticipation of Purim, Spirit Days, certain field trips, etc. Whenever a change will be made, students and parents are informed in advance and in writing.