School Life

School Uniforms

    • Middle School

      Mazzio MS

School Uniform Guidelines

Woodlynde School’s dress code policy nourishes in our students both a sense of belonging and a feeling of pride in their own appearance while creating an atmosphere conducive to learning. School dress code policies have been shown to increase academic performance. At Woodlynde School, our dress code policy reflects our commitment to serious learning and teaching.

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  • Lower School Policies

    TOPS
    Students should wear Woodlynde polo shirts. Students are also permitted to wear Woodlynde spirit wear hoodies, sweatshirts, cardigans, pullovers or plain/undecorated hoodies, sweatshirts, pullovers, or cardigans in cooler weather. No decorated hoodies, sweatshirts, or pullovers other than Woodlynde spirit wear are allowed.

    BOTTOMS
    Students may wear khakis, khaki shorts, or cargo shorts in beige, tan, or navy. No denim or gym shorts are permitted. Students can also wear the plaid uniform skirt, under which leggings or stockings may be worn.

    SHOES
    Students must wear closed-toe shoes or sneakers. No flip flops are allowed.

    RELAXED DRESS DAYS
    On Relaxed Dress Days, students in the Lower School may wear jeans, t-shirts, leggings, hoodies, and gym shorts. Bare midriffs, tank and camisole tops, and clothing with inappropriate slogans, images, or messaging (including violence, profanity, or alcohol/tobacco products) are not acceptable. The Head of Lower School reserves the right to determine whether dress is appropriate for school.
  • Middle School Policies

    TOPS
    Students should wear Woodlynde polo shirts. Students are also permitted to wear Woodlynde spirit wear hoodies, sweatshirts, cardigans, pullovers or plain/undecorated hoodies, sweatshirts, pullovers, or cardigans in cooler weather. No decorated hoodies, sweatshirts, or pullovers other than Woodlynde spirit wear are allowed.

    BOTTOMS
    Students may wear khakis, khaki shorts, or cargo shorts in beige, tan, or navy. Corduroy pants and unripped jeans are also allowed. No denim or gym shorts are permitted. Students can also wear the plaid uniform skirt, under which leggings or stockings may be worn.

    SHOES
    Students must wear closed-toe shoes or sneakers. No flip flops are allowed.

    ID CARDS
    Students in Grades 6-12 must wear and visibly display their Woodlynde School ID card at all times using a belt loop badge holder or lanyard worn around the neck.

    RELAXED DRESS DAYS
    On Relaxed Dress Days, students in the Middle School may wear jeans, t-shirts, leggings, hoodies, and gym shorts. Bare midriffs, tank and camisole tops, and clothing with inappropriate slogans, images, or messaging (including violence, profanity, or alcohol/tobacco products) are not acceptable. The Head of Middle School reserves the right to determine whether dress is appropriate for school.
  • Upper School Policies

    TOPS
    Students should wear short- or long-sleeved polo shirts, dress shirts, Henley shirts, tops, blouses, or sweaters. Students are also permitted to wear Woodlynde spirit wear t-shirts, hoodies, and sweatshirts. Plain/undecorated hoodies, sweatshirts, pullovers, and cardigans are also allowed. No decorated t-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts, or pullovers other than Woodlynde spirit wear are allowed.

    Seniors may petition for the privilege to wear sweatshirts/hoodies bearing a college logo or name.

    BOTTOMS
    Students may wear khakis pants/shorts, cargo pants/shorts, chinos, or dress pants. Corduroy pants and unripped jeans are also allowed. No athletic shorts or pants are permitted. Modest dresses, skirts, and skorts are also acceptable. Leggings may be worn only with a top or dress that meets the upper thigh.

    SHOES
    Students must wear closed-toe shoes or sneakers on days when in the chemistry lab.

    ID CARDS
    Students in Grades 6-12 must wear and visibly display their Woodlynde School ID card at all times using a belt loop badge holder or lanyard worn around the neck.

    RELAXED DRESS DAYS
    On Relaxed Dress Days, in addition to the options offered above, students in the Upper School may wear t-shirts and athletic wear. Bare midriffs, tank and camisole tops, and clothing with inappropriate slogans, images, or messaging (including violence, profanity, or alcohol/tobacco products) are not acceptable. The Assistant Head of School, Grades 9-12 reserves the right to determine whether dress is appropriate for school.
    Seniors may petition for the privilege of having relaxed dress every Friday.

    ATHLETIC AND FITNESS CLASSES
    Students participating in athletic and fitness classes must have a change of clothing that includes a t-shirt, shorts and/or sweatpants, socks, and sneakers.
Woodlynde School is a private, co-ed college prep day school located in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that serves intelligent, talented students with learning differences in grades K - 12. Woodlynde provides a comprehensive, evidence-based Kindergartenelementarymiddle and high school program in a challenging yet nurturing environment for students with average to above average cognitive abilities (IQ) who have language- or math-based learning differences (such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia or Dyscalculia), Executive Function Challenges, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or Auditory Processing Disorder. Even for those students without a diagnosed learning disability (LD), Woodlynde offers expert and caring teachers in small classroom settings that support academic success. Woodlynde School also offers a post-graduate (PG) program in partnership with Rosemont College as well as a regional Summer Camp for students who learn differently.