Uniform Policy

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. Excepting college gear, uniforms may be purchased at Flynn O’Hara.

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The links below will give you more information about ordering uniforms:

Middle School

  • Students wear a light-blue button-down dress shirt.
  • Students wear the navy blue uniform sweater with school emblem from Thanksgiving to March 1.
  • Students wear the navy uniform striped tie.
  • Students wear gray uniform pants or the the navy blue uniform plaid skirt

Shoes, Socks, Belts & Accessories

  • Shoes should be solid black or students may wear solid white or black sneakers.
  • Students must wear navy blue, black, or gray socks with no designs or logos.
  • Students may not have bare legs.
  • No ankle socks are permitted.
  • Open-toed shoes and Crocs are never permitted in the building, even on dress down days or if students are wearing socks.
  • Earrings must be smaller than a quarter.
  • Headbands must be blue, white, gray, yellow, or black.

Gym Uniform

  • Students must wear the navy blue gym uniform from Flynn and O’Hara with the school logo on both the shirt and pants.
  • Students are not permitted to change for gym: they must report to school in their gym uniforms.


  • Hoodies are not permitted at any time, even on gym days


High School


  • Students must wear the Hill-Freedman polo shirt.  It is recommended that every student has two.
  • Students may choose to wear the uniform sweater vest or v-neck sweater year-round.

College & School Gear Policy | To encourage post-secondary education, high school students only 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.

Skirts & Pants

  • Students may wear denim jeans, skirts, or slacks (cargos or khakis) 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, or spandex pants are permitted.


  • Any style of shoe with a flat heel is permitted, including sneakers.
  • No heels, sandals, flip-flops, open-toed shoes (including Crocs) or high wedge shoes are permitted.

Gym Uniform

  • Students must wear the navy blue Hill-Freedman uniform pants and gray uniform shirt from Flynn and O’Hara with appropriate sneakers for exercise.
  • Yoga pants or other workout clothing is not permitted.
  • Students are not permitted to change for the 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, typically over 80 degrees, when the school administration announces that they can be worn. The administration will let parents know via calls, text and emails home.

Accessories | Earrings should be no larger than a quarter. Bracelets, necklaces and rings should be subtle and worn in moderation. Headbands must be modest and moderate in size, with no large flowers or bows. Headbands must be black, navy, or school plaid. Bandanas or hats are not permitted at any time in the school building, even on dress down days.

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.