Dress Code Guidelines

2023-2024 Student Dress Code 

The following items meet the ASA school dress code:

Shirts, t-shirts

  • Any solid color polo or ASA logo t-shirt (short sleeve or long sleeve), ASA spirit wear, 1⁄4 zip, solid non-hooded sweater, non-hooded sweatshirt or any shirt with ASA logo
  • Non-ASA logos must be less than 1 inch tall by 2 inches wide.  Polos must be worn under sweatshirts and sweaters. 
  • Tops purchased through the ASA apparel store will be allowed  
  • Non-ASA jackets or outerwear shall not be worn during the school day. Jackets/coats may not be worn in the classroom.


  • Navy, black, gray, or khaki pants, shorts or skirts
  • Leggings/ compression fit bottoms (no design or fishnet style) allowed under skirts and jumpers
  • No holes, rips or tears
  • Skirts and shorts must be modest in length, 3” above the knee or longer
  • Jeans may be worn on Fridays with no holes, rips, tears.


  • Must wear closed toe and closed heel shoes (no sandals, flip flops, or slippers). The whole foot must be covered by a solid shoe, socks should not be seen from heel to toe.
  • Shoe heel/platforms must be less than 1” in height
  • Roller shoes are prohibited


Accessories – the following will be allowed

  • Discreet 1” earrings, rings, bracelets, necklaces, and a watches
  • Headbands, barrettes, binders and bows under 4”
  • Hats, scarves or other headwear for outdoor activities and religious purposes only
  • Belts – solid brown, navy, black or khaki color; oversized or buckles with graphics/logos are not allowed
  • Students will be asked to remove any accessories that become a distraction

PE clothes (See Syllabus)

  • Non-marking athletic shoes
  • Separate athletic shirt and shorts/pants
  • No leggings, jeggings or yoga pants as outerwear, may wear underneath other clothing.
  • Athletic outerwear must be different from what the student wore to school

Fridays – Students can dress up (ties, dress shirts, blouses, dresses) or dress down (ASA Spirit wear and jeans) 

*** All clothing is subject to administrative approval or denial. If an article of clothing is denied per administration, it shall not be worn again. Students who do not meet these standards will need to call home for a change of clothes, be sent home, or serve In School Suspension depending on violation. Source for Art and Science Academy Logo Uniforms:

Available from Land’s End. ASA earns up to 6% cash back on purchases made from this site.

Sources for Uniforms

Uniform items can be found at many local and online stores including the following:

Many thrift stores, including Shalom Shop and  Family Pathways in Cambridge, often have items that conform to our uniform guidelines.

ASA is no longer accepting donations of gently used uniform items. Please bring any donations to Shalom Thrift Shop in Cambridge, as they have a uniform clothing selection area available for families to purchase from.

Please note that not all uniform items offered for sale by these retailers conform to our uniform guidelines. It is always a good idea to check with the guidelines posted above before making a purchase.

Dress Code Rationale and Guidelines

ASA believes that uniforms are more of a positive benefit than a negative.  Since the founding of the school, uniforms have been a part of ASA.  We believe it is a core component of getting students ready for the day and minimizing clothing related behavior issues.  Occasionally the school does theme days or free dress days as rewards for positive behavior.  Fridays are usually ASA theme shirt days as opposed to the usual polo shirt.  Additional information can be found in the links below.