Bullis Uniform

The uniform is an important part of Bullis School life. It reduces superficial comparisons between people and emphasizes the common experience that we share as members of this school community. It contributes to a sense of campus decorum and simplicity. Abiding by uniform guidelines conveys a respect for others and for self that underlies the Bullis philosophy.

  • Students are to be in uniform from the time they arrive at school until the end of the school day. At all times, students are expected to dress appropriately and within the spirit of the Bullis uniform. Modifications to the uniform for religious or health reasons must be requested through the appropriate division principal or the dean of students in the Upper School. All clothing must fit properly and be neat, clean and in good repair.
  • Boys are to be clean-shaven. Extreme hairstyles inconsistent with the expectations of the Bullis uniform are not permitted. Boys’ hair should not fall below the top of the shirt collar.
  • Any Lower or Middle School girl or Upper School boy student may wear unobtrusive earrings. Boys in the Lower School or Middle School may not wear earrings. Students may not adorn their uniforms or bodies with unusual jewelry, accoutrements or piercings. Students may not wear baseball hats or other head wear during the academic day. Students may wear winter hats outside during the winter months.
  • Students wearing clothing deemed to be in violation of the Bullis uniform will not be permitted to attend class and may be penalized, disciplined or sent home to change. When a teacher confronts a student to correct a dress code violation, the student is expected to comply immediately. Questions regarding interpretation may be discussed at a later time.

Lower School Uniform Requirements

Fall and Spring Warm Weather:

  • ALL—White or navy blue polo shirts.
  • GIRLS—Navy, khaki or gray plain-front or pleated (boot cut or straight leg) dockers / chino style pants, or Bullis plaid skirt, kilt or jumper. Belts must be worn if pants have loops.
  • BOYS—Navy, khaki or gray plain-front or pleated (boot cut or straight leg) dockers / chino style pants (3rd -5thwith belt).
  • ALL–Khaki colored walking shorts (long shorts with belt loops). No cargo shorts or embellishments. Shorts must be no shorter than four inches above the knee.
  • ALL—Solid brown or black leather dress shoes with closed toes and closed heels. No platform shoes or slipper shoes. Any stripes or logos must be the exact color of the shoe. All black leather tennis shoes (including soles, logos, stripes, and trim) may be worn by LS students.
  • ALL–Socks or tights must be worn at all times. Any socks can be worn with pants. Socks or tights worn with skirts or shorts must be solid white, black or navy. Bullis school socks can be worn.
  • ALL—Bullis approved fleeces or sweatshirts (without hoods) are permitted to be worn during the academic day. These items are sold in the Bullis School Store.

Winter Weather:

  • ALL K-1st–White or navy blue long sleeved polo shirts.
  • ALL 3rd-5th—White or light blue short or long-sleeved button down Oxford shirt.
  • GIRLS–LS girls may were navy or white turtlenecks with jumpers.
  • BOYS 3rd-5th—Bullis tie or bowtie.
  • GIRLS—Navy, khaki or gray plain-front or pleated (boot cut or straight leg) dockers / chino style pants (3rd-5th with belt), or Bullis plaid skirt, kilt or jumper.
  • BOYS—Navy, khaki or gray plain-front or pleated (boot cut or straight leg) dockers / chino style pants (3rd – 5th_with belt).
  • ALL—Solid brown or black leather dress shoes with closed toes and closed heels. No platform shoes or slipper shoes. Any stripes or logos must be the exact color of the shoe. Solid-color brown, gray or black boots with closed toes. All black leather tennis shoes (including soles, logos, stripes and trim) may be worn by LS students.
  • ALL–Socks or tights must be worn at all times. Any socks can be worn with pants. Socks or tights worn with skirts, kilts and jumpers must be solid white, black or navy. Bullis school socks can be worn.
  • ALL—Bullis approved fleeces or sweatshirts (without hoods) are permitted to be worn during the academic day. These items are sold in the Bullis School Store. Navy or gray sweaters (no hoods) may be worn.

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Middle School Uniform Requirements

Fall and Spring Weather:

  • ALL—White or dark blue polo shirts.
  • LADIES—Navy, khaki or gray plain-front or pleated (boot cut or straight leg) dockers / chino style pants, or Bullis plaid skirt.
  • MEN—Navy, khaki or gray plain-front or pleated (boot cut or straight leg) dockers / chino style pants with belt.
  • ALL—Solid brown or black leather dress shoes with closed toes and closed heels. No platform shoes or slipper shoes. Any stripes or logos must be the exact color of the shoe.
  • ALL—Bullis approved fleeces or sweatshirts (without hoods) are permitted to be worn during the academic day. These items are sold in the Bullis School Store.

Winter Weather:

  • ALL—White or light blue Oxford shirt.
  • MEN—Bullis tie or bowtie.
  • LADIES—Navy, khaki or gray plain-front or pleated (boot cut or straight leg) dockers / chino style pants, or Bullis plaid skirt.
  • MEN—Navy, khaki or gray plain-front or pleated (boot cut or straight leg) dockers / chino style pants with belt.
  • ALL—Solid brown or black leather dress shoes with closed toes and closed heels. No platform shoes or slipper shoes. Any stripes or logos must be the exact color of the shoe. Solidcolor brown, gray or black boots with closed toes. Boots must be rubber, leather or suede and may not rise above the knee. (Ladies must wear pants or solid color tights with boots.)

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Upper School Uniform Requirements

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