An independent school in Middletown, DE for students in Preschool through Grade 8

Dress Code

Students should attend school properly attired in clothes that are neat, clean, and in good repair. Common sense should dictate parental and student choice of school clothes. SAES students are expected to accept this responsibility, and the school depends upon the cooperation of the entire school community in adhering to the spirit of this code. 

The SAES Dress Code includes enough flexibility that students can dress for any weather, but they should keep in mind that many of their classes may meet outdoors. Students should come to school prepared for classes both indoors and outdoors, depending on the teacher/class.


Every student in grades PS – 6 will need to have the following items which can all be kept at school: 
  • 1 pair of rain boots 

  • 1 pair of rain pants and 1 raincoat 

  • 1 raincoat

  • Sneakers with rubber soles (these may get dirty)

  • *PS families will need to purchase a specific rainsuit -- details of which will be provided by their teacher

Exceptions to Dress Code: Students, who cannot, for legitimate reasons, wear appropriate shoes or clothing, are expected to bring a note from a parent to the Coordinator of Student Life before classes begin that day. Provided the excuse is acceptable and not habitual, no penalties will result.

Interpretation of these rules allows for some individuality of expression, but students who are out of dress code may be issued an appropriate consequence.

Printable Version of Dress Code

Uniforms can be purchased from Tommy Hilfiger, Land’s End (use Preferred School Number 900074451). Heron Sports attire can be purchased from BSN team sports


Tommy Hilfiger


Lands End

To Be Added for Next Year
Gym Uniform & Spirit  Wear