Middle School Uniform Guidelines
TASIS Middle School Uniform 2020-21
Our uniform identifies our community as we all work together to live our mission. It supports our focus on learning, develops responsible attitudes towards personal appearance, and provides us with a sense of pride in the wearing of our crest that represents the ideals and aspirations of our School. The uniform guidelines support parents in partnering with the School to ensure that our students are prepared and ready for the learning opportunities that each day will present. We are grateful for the parental support needed to ensure that our uniform guidelines are adhered to. Any questions concerning dress should be directed to the Middle School office (firstname.lastname@example.org). Any exchanges/returns for uniform purchases must be taken to the uniform shop, not at the Middle School office.
For All Students
TOPS: White, light blue, or navy blue TASIS-crested polo and the official TASIS navy blue V-neck sweater/pullover with TASIS crest. All clothing beneath the pullover must be tucked in. Pullovers must fall below the waist and any belts worn should not be readily visible. The TASIS-crested items must be purchased from the school supplier.
BOTTOMS: Charcoal gray to black, or navy blue tailored trousers or skirts. Corduroy fabric, low-cut hip-huggers, leggings, sweats, and jeans/denims are not acceptable. Trousers that have rivets or jeans-style front or back pockets are defined as unacceptable jeans-style. Skirts must be of moderate length and should be no more than three inches above the knee. Students who wear skirts are encouraged to wear shorts underneath their skirts. During the winter sports trimester, students are required to wear either trousers, or skirts with tights. Bare legs are not permitted.
SHOES: Dark brown, navy, or black leather dress shoes that cover the entire foot. Shoes must be sturdy and supportive, suitable for outdoor wear. All shoes must have dark-colored soles and laces. Solid black leather athletic style shoes may be worn provided they are clean and in good condition. Solid means that the entire shoe, including the sole and logo, is the same color. For example, a black shoe with white logo or sole does not comply with uniform guidelines. Solid white, navy blue, dark gray, or black socks or tights must be worn. Neutral colored tights are also allowed. Black leather dress boots in simple below-the-knee styles are permitted during the winter sports trimester. When worn with trousers, boots will be worn under the trouser legs.
Any scarves should be plain (black, navy, or gray). Make-up, nail varnish, and jewelry should be understated.
Hats may not be worn indoors.
Hair should not be visibly dyed or bleached. Ostentatious hairstyles are not permitted. Hair is to be clean, trimmed, and tidy, leaving eyes clearly visible.
Coats or jackets should be worn during cold weather. Not permitted: sweatshirts (including TASIS hoodies) with or without hoods, jean jackets, lumberjack-style shirts, and athletic logo jackets. Outerwear should be removed when students enter the classroom.
P.E. UNIFORMS: All students are required to wear school-designated clothing for P.E. classes, including House shirt, P.E. shorts or leggings, PE track suit bottoms, socks, and athletic footwear with non-marking soles. Students also need a pair of astro shoes or moulded cleats for use in wet weather. The PE uniform must be purchased from the school supplier. For the 2020-21 school year, Middle School students wear their PE kit to school in lieu of the regular school uniform on the two days per week they have PE. When wearing PE uniform for the entire day, MS students will also need to wear either the school jumper or the TASIS ¼ zip over their House t-shirt.