Use the links on the left to learn the specific dress code requirements for girls and boys at each level.
Please note - Only uniform items purchased at the PB Boys Club /Aristokids or online from the special PBDA Uniform Site of Lands' End are permitted. A link to Lands' End is at the bottom of PBDA's Home Page.
Also note - The information on this page is an important part of the dress code requirements. Please read this information thoroughly.
At Palm Beach Day Academy, we feel strongly that there is a direct association between how people look and how they feel about themselves. Neat usually means proud and confident. In addition, the Palm Beach Day has had a long and honored custom of requiring uniforms. Students will arrive to school in full school uniform and leave in full uniform, unless permission is given to the contrary.
While the school encourages and accepts the principle that all students are individuals, by our traditional nature we expect our students to demonstrate that individuality in their scholarship, character and performance, rather than through extreme dress or grooming. At PBDA, high standards are a significant part of our institutional personality and we take great pride in that. Accordingly, extreme dress and hair styles are inappropriate and unacceptable Except for 9th Grade girls, makeup is not permitted. Hair should be neat, clean and conducive to learning. Bangs for boys and girls should not interfere with their vision. Hair coloring of unnatural colors is not permitted. Jewelry must be conservative by traditionally-accepted standards, such as no body rings, conservative earrings for girls, and no earrings for boys. Loose, baggy or tight fitting clothing and elaborately styled shoes are similarly inconsistent with the spirit of our dress standards and are therefore unacceptable.
Our high standards will sometimes be perceived as conservative, especially in regard to fashion trends. Students who are tempted toward what school authorities would perceive as extreme are advised to resist that temptation. Although such judgments are subjective, the school will make those judgments conservatively, even if it means suspending a student's privilege to attend school until the extreme is eliminated.
For the most part, our students and their parents accept and practice these standards in student dress. That is a part of voluntarily attending an independent school. The school presumes that families knew our standards on application and that enrollment implies acceptance of those standards for students. Whenever students choose to make a personal, political or fashion statement via extremes, school administrators will intercede and insist on standards which we feel are acceptable. We expect students to comply and parents to support our efforts in this regard.