Uniform Dress Code


AXIS seeks to capitalize on the many benefits of simple student uniforms: less distractions during learning time, less bullying, increased student equity and community, decreased inappropriate clothing, and simplified morning dress routines.
Kindergarten – 5th grade students (including home school students) are required to follow the dress code during school hours. Preschool students are not required to follow the dress code, but they are welcome to do so. Uniforms can be purchased at any retailer (Target, Walmart, Land’s End, etc.). The uniforms and all articles of clothing should be neutral solid colors and include these colors: white, red, gray, black, khaki and navy blue. All clothing must be solid colored and plain without any brand names, insignia, manufacturers logos, pictures, etc. More details are described below. A local monogram shop or Land’s End can monogram the AXIS logo onto the shirts, but it is NOT REQUIRED.
Students will in grades K-5 will receive warnings if they are not following the dress code and are wearing items that counter the benefits above. After three warnings, parents/guardians will be called to bring appropriate clothing to school. Please understand the spirit of the dress code is so students can experience these benefits. We have no interest in over enforcing the dress code. We have included many details below for clarity. Thank you for helping AXIS students and staff experience the benefits of having a student uniform dress code.  

Bottoms (shorts/ pants/ skirts/ skorts)

Solid colors: khaki, navy blue, gray or black 

Tops (long or short sleeve shirts with a collar (polo shirts))

Solid colors: red, white, navy blue, black or gray 

Students may wear a non-collared long sleeve shirt under a short sleeve collared polo, as long as it is one of the colors listed above.

Dresses (polo dresses or jumpers with a polo top underneath)

Solid colors: red, white, navy blue, gray or black

Leggings and Tights

Solid uniform colors: white, black, gray, khaki, navy blue, red 


Neutral colors are preferred and less distracting for students. We encourage solid simple tennis shoes so students can play and exercise fully during PE and recess. If your child wears snow boots to school because of weather, please consider having them bring tennis shoes to change into when they get inside.

Not Allowed: Shoes with rollers or wheels or other distracting shoes. 

Warm Clothing/Outerwear inside the School

Please note, this only applies to clothing items worn inside during school hours. We do not apply the dress code to items students only wear outside (coats, mittens, hats, etc.).

Solid colors: Red, navy blue, gray, khaki, black or white 

Allowed: fleece jackets, cardigans, sweaters, sweatshirts and vests (in school dress code solid colors) may be worn over the uniform top in class. A sweatshirt jacket with a hood (a.k.a. hoodie) is allowed as long as it follows the guidelines for "Tops" above. Students are NOT allowed to wear the hood indoors. If a student repeatedly wears the hood of a hoodie or hooded sweatshirt indoors they may no longer be allowed to wear hoodies in the school. 

Not Allowed: heavy coats/jackets and raincoats are not to be worn in the classroom during the school day unless permitted by AXIS staff for special circumstances. No sweatshirts with graphics. No hoods, hats, or beanies may be worn indoors.  


Allowed: simple headbands, barrettes, bows in any of the colors allowed and listed above (red, white, khaki, black, navy blue, gray)

Not Allowed: Big bows, headbands with animal ears, watches that are distracting, etc.