Tuesday, 10 October 2017



For most people, one thing pops into mind immediately when they think of boarding school: dress code.
While every boarding school almost certainly has a ‘dress code’ of sorts, the style and requirements differ widely.

“While most students would rather be casual all the time—because it takes less effort and is generally more comfortable—I think the dress code is a positive part of a boarding school. It provides more structure on how we are to look, it allows us to express ourselves in a new way, and it prepares us for a life beyond”.
While dress code can be a hot point of debate among students, there are many reasons that this is a popular policy across private school campuses:
Promoting a sense of Community. Dress code and uniforms bring everyone together as a united team and increases school spirit.

Improving the Classroom Environment. A dress code can limit the amount of distraction in the classroom so students can focus on learning and schoolwork.

Fostering Self-Esteem. Having a standard dress code or uniform teaches students to focus on what’s inside, not who can afford to dress the best.

Preparation for Life beyond High School. Learning how to dress professionally early on in life will undoubtedly assist students as they embark on college and job interviews later in life—many alums report feeling a “step ahead the rest” when it came to knowing how to dress professionally with ease.

Just like a sports team wears a uniform, boarding schools often look at the academic community as a team. Above all, the dress code is there to promote a sense of safety, unity, and pride.

By - Aditya Gupta

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