Careful thought has been put into the YHALE uniform with consideration for comfort, ease of getting dressed, aesthetics & style, ease of cleaning, culture and cost. The purpose of uniforms for students is multi-fold. For YHALE, our main goals are to:
1) Give our students a sense of belonging, pride, distinction and spirit for their school
2) Establish a mindset for “school time” that is different than the rest of the day
3) Establish importance & respect for the process of learning that school provides.
Students should practice the discipline each school day to routinely get up, get ready and make themselves presentable for school. It’s a sign of self-respect as well as respect for our teachers, fellow students, school and education. However… to promote creativity & self-expression, uniforms aren’t required on Free Style Fridays.
School shirts with logo are required (unless your student has a religious exemption, see YHALE Student Handbook) by the start of school and can be purchased online at MyEasySchoolSupply.com. They can be picked up on Orientation Day. Items ordered throughout the school year will be delivered to the front desk, where you or your student may pick them up.
You may purchase the navy bottoms (shorts, pants, skirts, skorts, etc), shoes and hosiery from a vendor of your choice. Bottoms must be dark navy, in twill or twill-like material.
The YHALE uniform is designed to be layered and changes as the weather changes so it stays comfortable and appropriate. It’s light during hot weather and layers as the weather cools.