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The Banff School Uniforms

The Banff School's Dress Code Policy requires a neat, clean, and complete appearance at all times, to promote a focus on learning, respect for others, and pride in the school.

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Where to Purchase

  • Uniform items marked with an asterisk MUST either be purchased through our uniform supplier, Sue Mills or our Online Spirit Store.

  • All other clothing items may be purchased through Sue Mills or any clothing store of your choice.

Dress Code Guidelines

  • All uniform tops must have the Banff logo embroidered on them - and must be purchased from The Mills Uniform Company.
  • Tops purchased from other clothing stores are not allowed.
  • Students may only wear rubber-soled shoes while on campus. Additionally, students are not allowed to wear shoes without backs, sandals, work or military boots, Ugg-style footwear or Crocs-style footwear.
  • Shoes should be laced, tied, buckled, or fastened as designed.
  • Socks (or tights for girls) must be either red, white or blue solid colors.
  • Shirts must be tucked in at all times (all grades).
  • Pants must always be belted (1st-12th grade).
  • Hats or caps of any kind or make are not worn during the school day.
  • All skirts, shorts, jumpers and gym shorts must be an appropriate length. Appropriate length is determined when the garment parallels the ends of the fingertips when the student’s arms are extended straight down at the side and the length is not greater than 6 inches from the floor when the student is kneeling. Additional length is acceptable. 
  • Hair should be neatly groomed, should not cover the eyes and should not be colored or styled in any way that is distracting to the learning environment.
  • Any form of dress or personal grooming styles which are considered distracting or disruptive to the purpose or conduct of the school, will not be permitted.
  • Students may wear jewelry only in piercings on the lower ear lobe and any student with ear piercings/jewelry deemed excessive by the administration will be asked to remove them.
  • Visible tattoos are not allowed.
  • Beards and facial hair are not allowed.
  • All articles of clothing usually removed during the school day should be labeled with student’s first and last names. Unclaimed articles of clothing left at school over the summer will be given to a charitable organization at the beginning of the next fall term.
  • Students who are uncertain about uniform requirements should consult in advance with the office. Final determination of appropriate dress rests completely with the faculty and administration. If a student is not dressed appropriately for class or field trips, parents will be called and the student will be denied participation until the dress conforms.

Uniform Schedule

  • Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: Regular Uniform
  • Wednesday: Dress Uniform
  • Friday: Spirit Day

All 6th-12th grade students enrolled in a P.E. class must also have a P.E. Uniform to be worn every day.

Uniform Descriptions

BOYS

Any combination of:

Bottoms:

  • Navy or khaki pants or shorts (all grades)
  • Blue jeans - neatly hemmed, no frays, holes or rips, not rolled, baggy, oversized, or faded (9th-12th grade only)

Tops:

  • Navy, Red or White Banff Polo shirts*, Short or long sleeve button-down Banff oxford shirt*

 

GIRLS

Any combination of:

BOTTOMS:

  • Navy or khaki pants, shorts or skirts (all grades)
  • Plaid jumpers (PreK-3rd grade)*
  • Plaid skirt (4th & 5th grade)*
  • Blue jeans - neatly hemmed, no frays, rips or holes, not rolled, baggy, oversized, or faded (9th-12th grade only)

  • Optional: Cotton/Lycra bike shorts (to wear under skirts/jumpers)

TOPS:

  • Navy, Red or White Banff Polo shirts*, Short or long sleeve button-down Banff oxford shirt* (all grades)
  • White Middy Blouse* (PreK-3rd grade)

*Purchased from Sue Mills Uniforms
**Purchased from Banff School Spirit Store

 

BOYS

BOTTOMS:

  • Navy pants/shorts

TOPS:

  • Short or long sleeve button-down Banff oxford shirt*

 

GIRLS

BOTTOMS:

  • Navy skirt/pants (all grades)
  • Plaid jumpers (PreK-3rd grade)*
  • Plaid skirt (4th & 5th grade)*

  • Optional: Cotton/Lycra bike shorts (to wear under skirts/jumpers)

TOPS:

  • Short or long sleeve button-down Banff oxford shirt* (all grades)
  • White Middy Blouse* with navy middy tie (PreK-3rd grade, only if wearing jumper)

*Purchased from Sue Mills Uniforms
**Purchased from Banff School Spirit Store

BOYS & GIRLS

BOTTOMS:

  • Blue jeans (neatly hemmed, no frays, rips or holes, not rolled, baggy, oversized, or faded).

TOPS

  • House Spirit Shirt (provided by school) or any other Banff Spirit Shirt**

**Purchased from Banff School Spirit Store

6th-12th GRADE ONLY

MONDAY-THURSDAY

  • Any outerwear item from Mills Wear*

  • Solid navy jacket or sweater
    • may not have a logo of any type
    • no heavy, puffy or quilted jackets
  • Any Banff Logo sweatshirt or hoodie**
    • PLEASE NOTE: Trip/Drama/Sports/Club sweatshirts, jackets or hoodies are NOT allowed Monday-Thursday

FRIDAY

  • Any outerwear item from Mills Wear*

  • Solid navy jacket or sweater
    • may not have a logo of any type
    • no heavy, puffy or quilted jackets
  • Any Banff Logo sweatshirt or hoodie**

  • Trip/Drama/Sports/Club sweatshirt, jacket or hoodie**

 

GENERAL NOTES

  • Outerwear (jackets, hoodies, coats, etc) should only be worn during cold-weather months.
  • Students may wear heavy, cold-weather coats to school during colder months, however, only the outerwear items listed above will be allowed to be worn in the classroom.

*Purchased from Sue Mills Uniforms
**Purchased from Banff School Spirit Store

Free Dress

Occasionally, students will be allowed to wear “Free Dress” to school. During these times, the following dress code guidelines must be adhered to:

  1. Clean, modest, well-maintained, proper-fitting clothing of their choice, using the general guide of school appropriateness. 
  2. Students may not wear spaghetti strap tops, tube tops, midriff tops that show the belly, or t-shirts with objectionable slogans or that advertise alcohol. 
  3. Students may not wear costumes or pajamas, unless part of a specific "Theme Day" communicated in advance by the school's administration.
  4. Students may not wear sweatpants, ripped or torn jeans, yoga pants, gym shorts or other any athletic pants/shorts. All clothing must be no more than 6 inches from the floor when the student is kneeling.

FREE DRESS PASS
In addition to "Free Dress" days for all students, a "Free Dress Pass" may also be given to students for attending certain school events, completing certain tasks, showing outstanding school spirit or when being awarded "Student of the Month." Free Dress Passes cannot be used on Wednesdays (or any day where Dress Uniform has been required), on "House Game" days, or on special dress-up days (like "Go Texan Day" or "Pink-Out Day"). Additionally, Free Dress Passes can only be redeemed during the school year in which they were awarded.

Uniform/Dress Code Violations

LOWER SCHOOL
Uniform/Dress Code violations will result in notifications home. Repeated violations (2+) will result in a conference with the Lower School Director. If uniform violations continue after a conference, students will begin being held in the front office until a correct change of clothes is brought to campus.

UPPER SCHOOL
Repeated (2+) Uniform/Dress Code violations will result in lunch detention. Continued violations will result in a conference with the Upper School Director. If uniform violations continue after a conference, students will begin being held in the front office until a correct change of clothes is brought to campus.