Uniform Policy and Information
Montgomery's uniform policy is organized by grade level and gender and also includes photographs of many of the uniform elements. Please read below for more details, and refer any questions about our uniform to Susan Marotta, Lower School Head, or Mark Dixon, Middle School Head. Just click on the banner above or this link to go directly to Montgomery's online ordering site at Lands' End (preferred # 900061250). LINK TO LANDS' END SITE.
HOW DO I ORDER UNIFORMS?
Go to the Lands' End link above to begin your shopping. Under Grade/Status select your child's Grade. Then select the gender of the person you are ordering for. You can set up a profile for each of your children by saving this information for the next time you shop, or you can click on Shop Now. Then select the item you wish to order. Uniform shirts must have the Montgomery School logo as indicated, unless hidden under a tunic.
Items for physical education class are included in the selection for grades 4-8 only; these items may only be worn with the School or Centennial logo, and only for PE class or as Spiritwear. These items may not be worn as part of the regular school uniform.
HOW CAN I ORDER SPIRITWEAR?
Under Grade/Status select Spiritwear or Parent. Then select the gender of the person you are ordering for. Then either save this information for future use, or select Shop Now. Parents may purchase a variety of items for adult use including clothing, blankets, tote bags, etc. all with the Montgomery School or Centennial logo. Spiritwear is available for children of all ages as well as adults. For Spiritwear items you may select either the School or Centennial logo.
WHY DOES MONTGOMERY REQUIRE UNIFORMS?
Montgomery School believes strongly in the value of our students wearing uniforms to school. Across the country, more and more schools are adopting this approach, as it teaches the students to dress as part of the community, helps to diminish socio-economic differences between students, limits distractions and prepares them to come to school dressed to work and play hard. Students in Kindergarten through 8th Grade dress in the uniform appropriate for their grade level. The uniform is part of School policy. Occasional exceptions occur, such as certain field trips and “Drop the Dress Code” days. Students will be notified in advance when these exceptions apply. In all cases of student dress, the principle of neat and clean will apply; clothes must fit properly and not have holes, frayed edges, or obvious safety pins. Parents will be called and asked to bring a change of clothes if a student is not dressed appropriately. Students will be held accountable to be in uniform by faculty and administrators. Jewelry is limited to stud earrings, wristwatches and religious medals (tucked inside the shirt) and one bracelet per wrist, at the teacher’s discretion.
DRESS UP FRIDAYS
This is for chapel purposes, as the School gathers for all-School chapel every Friday morning, and on other special occasions. Middle School boys must wear a navy blazer and School tie with a white button-down dress shirt. Uniform shorts are acceptable during the warmer months (which will be defined at the discretion of the Middle School Head). In addition to the regular rules for shoes and socks, all Middle School girls must wear the Land's End pewter heather V-neck cardigan during the winter months, a white uniform shirt with school logo and a uniform skirt or skort . All Lower School students should wear white uniform shirts on Fridays.
On School photo days boys should be dressed in Dress Up Friday uniform attire (including long pants) and Lower School girls should wear their tunics (rather than the navy skort).
MIDDLE SCHOOL OUTERWEAR
At the discretion of the Middle School Head, Middle School students will be permitted to wear Montgomery sweatshirts and jackets on Thursdays, but on no other day will any type of sweatshirt, sweater or jacket be allowed aside from the sweaters and fleeces that are part of our uniform, as indicated on Landsend.com.
WHERE CAN I PURCHASE THE UNIFORM?
You may download the uniform policy above which includes photos of many of the items. All of our uniform pieces are available for purchase at Lands’ End through www.landsend.com.
When ordering from Lands’ End, please go to the School Uniform section and log in to the Montgomery School site to locate all the approved articles of clothing. Certain items will require the new Montgomery logo, and will indicate so in the description of each item, at an additional cost per item (7 -10 additional days for embroidering). There are a few items that are not available through Lands' End (burgundy and grey tights, burgundy and grey knee socks) that are approved uniform items and you are welcome to purchase them at other retail outlets. Over time, Lands' End my decide to carry additional items, and we will keep you informed about any changes.
IS THERE A LOCAL LANDS' END STORE?
Sears in Exton Mall has a Lands' End department where you can try on items that they have available there for sizing. You can also use their phone to place your order to avoid shipping charges. Returns may also be made to this same department at Sears. Lands' End offers discount sales throughout the year. We will be sure to give notice to our parents regarding sale offers, through Schoolhouse News.