Children in Pre-K and Kindergarten do not wear uniforms; however, it is important that the youngest members of our family dress ready to play, indoors and outdoors. Flip flops and open-backed sandals make it difficult and dangerous to run, jump and climb.
The purpose of the uniform code is to take away distractions and undue focus on clothing and accessories. At no time is makeup allowed. Jewelry is not allowed with the following exceptions: watches, no more than two finger rings, one short necklace and one pair of small, single earrings for girls. Boys may not wear earrings.
The following is not allowed at any time: nail polish or acrylic nails, tattoos (permanent or temporary), henna or hair color, body painting, body piercing. Hair for both boys and girls must be neat and away from the eyes. Boys’ hair may be no longer than the shirt collar. Please refer to the chart below for more details.
The following items MUST be purchased from Flynn and O’Hara, our approved uniform provider: boys’ and girls’ golf shirts, long-sleeved polo shirts, gym t-shirts, girls’ jumpers and skirts, and the ‘Peter Pan’ white shirts for Lower School girls.
Boys’ and girls’ khaki pants and shorts, navy blue mesh PE shorts and a variety of other items including belts, socks, tights, etc. MAY be purchased from EITHER Lands End OR Flynn & O’Hara.
Lands End website (You will have to sign in to the HTS section – our school store number is 900028606.)
Also available for Lower School girls: an all-cotton, “Girls’ Short Sleeve Mesh Polo Dress” (item #393668-BP3) in classic navy from Lands End , and for all students 1st- 8th: two specific pairs of socks from Bombas (in addition to regular ankle or calf-not quarter) white or navy socks) These new Bombas uniform socks are the “original calf black/blue” and the “original calf grey/blue.” We have chosen this company for its mission to supply socks to homeless shelters as new pairs are purchased. This is in keeping with our tenet to foster “children for others.”
HTS also operates a uniform exchange where HTS families can exchange uniforms no longer needed for those in the correct styles and sizes. The Uniform Exchange is a voluntary program whereby members of the HTS community donate gently used, clean uniforms. The clothing is then made available in the HTS Theater lobby for members of the HTS community. Dates are published in the Tuesday newsletter and the Main Calendar page. This program runs on the honor system with donations being made when the clothing is no longer needed, and uniforms taken when they are needed. The uniform exchange is available during the first week of school and at other times thereafter. Shirts, skirts, jumpers, pants, sweatshirts, and PE apparel are available in various sizes. For more information, please contact Harriet Winslow.
All polo and gym shirts must have the HTS logo. PE shorts and pants must be solid navy and have no other logos, insignia or stripes. Shoes must be sturdy, black or brown, non-gym shoes on regular-dress days. Uniform shoes include penny loafers, docksiders, dirty bucks, saddle shoes and oxfords. Boots (high top or ankle) may not be worn, and shoes that look like tennis shoes are not acceptable. On PE days, sneakers or tennis shoes are required. For safety reasons, heels may not be higher than 1 inch, regardless of where the heels of shoes are measured. If you have any questions, please call the Main Office at (202) 337-2339 BEFORE purchasing any uniform item.