Middle 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. The uniforms are described below:

Shirts, Ties & Sweaters ▢ Students must wear a light-blue button-down dress shirt.
▢ Students must wear the navy blue uniform sweater with school emblem from Thanksgiving to March 1.
▢ Boys must wear the navy striped tie.
▢ Girls must wear the navy striped girls’ uniform tie only.
Skirts & Pants ▢ Girls must wear the navy blue plaid skirt, unrolled, or the gray uniform pants.
▢ Boys must wear the gray uniform pants.
▢ No cargo pants are allowed.
Shoes, Socks & Belts ▢ Students must wear navy blue, black, or gray socks with no designs or logos.
▢ Girls may not have bare legs.
▢ No ankle socks are permitted.
▢ Open-toed shoes are never permitted in the building, even on dress down days or if students are wearing socks.
Gym Uniform ▢ Students must wear navy blue 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.
▢ Sneakers can be worn only on gym days.
Hoodies ▢ Hoodies are not permitted at any time, even on gym days


Weather | In the winter, students are permitted to wear boots to school, but they must be stored in their lockers at the start of the day: students are never to wear outerwear to class. There may be announced changes to uniform requirements based on weather.

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.

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.