High School Uniform Policy

In keeping with the high standards established at Hill- Freedman World Academy, students are required to be in full uniform every day starting the first day of school. Uniforms may be purchased at Flynn O’Hara. This does not include college gear.

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Students who come to school out of uniform will receive an administrative detention.

Shirts ▢ Students must wear the Hill-Freedman polo shirt from September until Thanksgiving Break and after March 1.
▢ Students must wear a light-blue button-down shirt with the uniform tie and sweater from Thanksgiving until March 1.
▢ Students may wear the uniform sweater vest or v-neck sweater year-round.
Skirts & Pants ▢ Students may wear denim jeans in solid blue, gray, or black, belted at the waist.
▢ No acid-wash, cut/ripped, colored, patterned, low-rise, or extremely tight jeans are permitted.
▢ Pants must be free of excessive holes and rips, any decals or other markings.
▢ No track pants, tights, leggings, Adidas pants, or spandex pants are permitted.
Shoes ▢ Any style of shoe with a flat heel is permitted, including sneakers.
▢ No heels, sandals, flip-flops, open-toed shoes or high wedge shoes are permitted.
Gym Uniform ▢ Students must wear the navy blue uniform pants and gray uniform shirt with appropriate sneakers for exercise
▢ Yoga pants, Adidas pants, or other workout clothing is not permitted.
▢ Students are not permitted to change for gym during the school day, and must report to school in their gym uniform.
Hoodies  ▢ No cardigans, jackets, hoodies, or outerwear may be worn, with the exception of items in the Collegiate Sweatshirt Policy.


Weather | During the winter months, students are allowed to wear winter boots to school, however they must change into approved footwear for the school day and stow boots in their locker. Skirts, dresses, and shorts are only permitted in the event of excessive heat when the school administration announces that they can be worn.

Collegiate & School Gear Policy | To encourage post-secondary education, students are allowed to wear hoodies, sweatshirts, and t-shirts from any college. Only sweatshirts that have an embroidered or screen-printed logo are permitted. No scoop-neck or deep v-neck shirts are allowed. School athletes or performers are encouraged to wear Hill-Freedman athletic gear or performance attire on game or performance days.

Jewelry & Headwear | No hats or bandanas are permitted at any time in the school. Headbands must be modest and moderate in size.

Technology | Apple watches and other wearable smart technology may be worn, but may only be used for time-telling during the school day. Audio headphones may not be visible at any time. Headphones that are visible will be confiscated and will be returned only to parents after students have served a detention.

Dress Down Policies | At times, HFWA will hold dress-down days as incentives, rewards, or fundraisers. The following guidelines must be adhered to:

  • Clothing may not contain any references to profanity, drug use, or sexually explicit behavior.
  • Pants cannot contain excessive rips (larger than 1 inch) and must sit above the hips.
  • Shorts must reach the knee and are only permitted after May 1.
  • Excessively tight clothing, tank tops, spandex, and leggings are not permitted.