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

Dress Code

The St. Anne's Episcopal School dress code is a symbol of our community and values, signaling everyone’s equal stature. Appropriate dress establishes a productive tone and minimizes distractions within the learning environment. On an as-needed basis, each Division Head may make modifications as weather or other circumstances require.   

Students should always attend school in clothes that are neat, clean, and in good repair. Common sense, along with adherence to our core values of respect, responsibility, and compassion, 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. Families should keep in mind that some classes may meet outside, and as a result, students should come to school prepared to do work both indoors and outdoors, depending on the teacher/class.

We ask that students refrain from wearing items that distract from the learning environment. Any clothing displaying logos, labels, and phrases of any kind are not permitted. Hats/caps as well as Tube tops, halter-tops, spaghetti straps, or dresses with similar tops are not permitted.

Interpretation of these rules allows for some individuality of expression, but students should dress respectfully for school.

Branded clothing can be purchased from Tommy Hilfiger, Land’s End (use Preferred School Number 900074451). 

Suggested stores that carry attire that adheres to St. Anne’s School Dress Code: 

Heron Sports attire can be purchased from BSN team sports



Shirts, Sweatshirts, Sweaters

  • Solid colored (white, navy blue, dark green, or gray) collared shirts (polos, button-downs, rugby, etc), blouses, turtlenecks, crew or v-neck sweaters. These can be SAES branded or plain. 

  • SAES logo sweatshirts or fleeces/jackets are permitted as are cardigans as long as they are white, navy, dark green or gray.


  • Any  Solid colored trousers/slacks/khakis. Red, green, tan, navy. They all work!

  • No jeans/No cargo pants

Skirts, leggings, and shorts

  • Any Solid colored “uniform” skirts and shorts (link to this)

  • School uniform dresses must be one of five colors (white, navy blue, gray, green, tan/khaki)

  • Leggings must be solid colored and must be worn along with a skirt of appropriate length

  • Shorts, skirts and dresses must be appropriate length


  • Must be worn at all times and should be appropriate for weather, terrain, and classroom activities. 

  • Sneakers are allowed; open-toed shoes are not permitted

Game Day Dress (Middle School Only)

  • Students may wear game jerseys on day of game only

“Heron Fridays” (aka all Fridays)

Fridays are a day to show your Heron pride and spirit! While our dress code standards still apply, we encourage students to display love for their school.

Top: Any SAES branded attire is permitted

Bottom: Casual attire (e.g. jeans, sweatpants) is permitted, but they must be solid colored and without any logos.

Gently Used SAES branded apparel (dress code compliant) is available by appointment by contacting the school.


  • Students must change in and out of P.E. uniforms.

  • On days when students are scheduled for P.E. class, they should come to school dressed appropriately. (If students have P.E. first period, they may wear their P.E. uniform to school. After this first period class, students must change into dress code clothing.)

  • P.E. uniforms must be purchased through

  • Any PE uniform that has been used previously can be used this year.


Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten

  • No formal dress code for PS, PK and K students.

  • Dress should be neat and appropriate for school.

  • Jeans, cargo and capri style pants are permitted as are leggings and sweatpants.

  • Some writing on clothing, which is appropriate for school, is allowed.

  • Shoes should be appropriate for weather, terrain, and classroom activities. 

  • Open-toed shoes are not permitted

  • Short sleeves are permitted. Spaghetti straps and backless shirts are not.

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


  • 1 pair of rain boots 

  • 1 pair of rain pants 

  • 1 raincoat



Tommy Hilfiger


Lands End



Gym Uniform & Spirit  Wear