Our Dress Code emphasizes the belief that all members of our community should be comfortable and be able to fully engage in their classroom learning. The Dress Code intends to establish consistent and predictable dress standards and to reduce high fashion statements and the inevitable competition and distraction that often follow. School attire and personal appearance should be neat, clean, and reflect modesty and moderation. We ask that parents support the school’s Dress Code by checking the student’s attire each morning.
 
In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, students in Grades 1 - 9 are asked to wear masks at all times on campus with the exception of designated mask breaks. Students in Grades 1 - 8 should arrive at school each day with their own mask. While students can wear a mask of their choosing, the mask should be "school appropriate" and not be distracting to the learning environment. Cloth masks that cover the nose and mouth and that fit securely on the face will be acceptable. Due to the frequency in which they slip off, bandanas/neck gaiters are not an acceptable substitute for a mask. Additionally, exhalation valve masks are not permitted. If needed, a disposable mask will be provided to any student who forgets to bring or loses a mask during the school day.
 
Navy or RA-logoed masks are available through the Patriot Store or uniform suppliers Lands' End and Tommy Hilfiger. (More information below.)

 

Dress Code Vendors

Families are free to purchase any brand of clothing that meets the standards above. Ridgefield Academy partners with Lands End and Tommy Hilfiger to offer choices that meet these dress code guidelines. Information on these vendors is below.

  • Lands End (Our Preferred School Number is 900051855. The website will include a 20% discount on all uniforms through August 28th, as well as a 50% discount on backpacks (using Code: BACKPACK and Pin: 7420). Lands’ End generous return policy remains the same - items can be returned even if they have logos.
  • Tommy Hilfiger (Ordering Instructions)

 

Purchasing From The Patriot Store

Ridgefield Academy has partnered with local retailer Tiger Sports to produce a variety of RA spiritwear. RA logoed merchandise can be purchased through the school’s online store (known as the Patriot Store), or at Tiger Sports’ retail location at 27 Catoonah Street in Ridgefield. Merchandise will be refreshed seasonally.

Patriot Store purchases are made online through the website. Periodically, the school will offer pop-up stores at key school events such as Fall Family Day, Patriot Pride Night, and at concerts. Our pop-up stores will offer a limited supply of merchandise for sale.

HELPFUL RESOURCES

We realize many families plan their schedules in advance of the school term's beginning, so we'd like to offer you a preliminary calendar for the 2020-2021 year.

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