Students are expected to dress in a manner that is neat, presentable and professional throughout the school day (including semester exams). The following dress code will be strictly enforced from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM in all areas of the Prep campus except the weight room and the gymnasium.
- Students must wear neat and clean trousers and a belt. (Jeans, cargo, baggy, frayed or oversized pants are not permitted.)
- Students must wear a collared dress shirt (either long or short sleeves) that is properly buttoned and tucked inside the pants at all times. Only neat and clean sweaters or dress jackets are permitted to be worn over the dress shirt and tie.
- Shoes and socks are to be worn at all times. Students are required to wear low-heeled, low-cut, tied or closed dress shoes. Athletic footwear, work boots, sandals, slippers or shoes without backs are not permitted.
- A tie or bowtie must be properly tied and worn to the top shirt button.
- No caps or hats are to be worn or carried inside the school building.
- No student may wear any outerwear within the school buildings (jackets, coats, vests, etc.) Only sweaters and dress jackets are permitted to be worn over the dress shirt and tie. Sweatshirts are not acceptable outerwear and may not be worn in school.
- Backpacks are not permitted to be carried throughout the school day. Upon arriving at school, a student must store his backpack in his locker until the end of the school day.
- Students faces are to be shaved clean, daily if necessary. (Beards, mustaches, goatees are not permitted.) Hair is to be neat and clean. (Excessively long hair, outlandish cuts, colored hair, and pony tails are not permitted.) (Earrings and body piercing of any kind, exposed medallions or necklaces, and belt chains are not permitted.)
Any deviation from these standards due to medical reasons requires a dated slip from the school nurse. Any other deviation will subject a student to disciplinary action by any member of the faculty or administration. Our dress code requires students to dress neatly and professionally. Therefore wrinkled clothing or a disheveled appearance will not be tolerated. The Housemasters remain the final judges of what is or is not acceptable personal appearance for a Fairfield Prep student.