Dress Code

The purpose of a dress code is to minimize the influence of superficial matters in a community that places high value on the healthy development of mind, body, and spirit. A standard of appearance emphasizes the seriousness of purpose required for high achievement.

Boys/Young Men

Pre-Kindergarten through Class 4

  • Shirts with collars or turtlenecks—no t-shirts; all shirts must be tucked in
  • Khaki, corduroy, or dress pants, preferably with a belt, but without cargo pockets or extra loops
  • Sweaters—no sweatshirts; outerwear may not be worn while in class
  • Socks and properly-fitted shoes—no boots, hiking shoes, or sneakers
  • Boys should have a navy blazer, white dress shirt, and a tie to wear for such occasions as their own public speaking and Prize Day.

Classes 5 through 12

  • Dress shirts with collars and a conservative tie; all shirts should be tucked in
  • Khaki, corduroy, or dress pants, preferably with a belt, but without cargo pockets or extra loops
  • Blazer or sport coat
  • Socks and properly-fitted shoes—no boots, hiking shoes, or sneakers
  • Boys should have a pair of khaki dress pants, a navy blue blazer, and tie to wear for their public speaking and other special occasions.

Boys/Young Men: Blazers and School Dress

Dress code-approved blazers are available on www.landsend.com/school. Please use the Dexter Southfield School Preferred School number, 900075185, when placing your order. To place your order by phone, please call 800-469-2222.

Information pertaining to the Land’s End navy blue blazer is as follows:
Item Name: Uniform Boys Hopsack Blazer (Item Number: 09036-9BP7); Sizes 8-20 (little boy and husky); Price: $79.50

OR

Item Name: Men’s Hopsack Blazer (Item Number 31535-7BP3); Sizes 34-48; Price: $155.00
 

Girls/Young Women

Pre-Kindergarten through Class 4

  • Navy school jumpers available from Land's End (Item number #068176-BP3)
  • Shirts with collars, blouses, or turtlenecks; nothing sleeveless
  • Sweaters—no sweatshirts; outerwear may not be worn while in class
  • Tights, ankle socks, or knee socks (optional bike short to be worn under jumpers)
  • Properly-fitted, low-heeled shoes; no party shoes, sandals, boots, hiking shoes, sneakers, or clogs
  • During the colder months, girls may wear leggings (also available from Land’s End) under their jumpers

Classes 5 through 8

  • School grey pleated skirts (available from Flynn and O’Hara) and navy blazers (available from Land’s End)
  • Collared shirts, blouses with sleeves, or turtlenecks
  • Stockings, tights, or socks
  • Properly-fitted, low-heeled shoes with closed toes and backs

Classes 9 through 12

  • Skirts or dresses with a defined waist and collar
  • Blazer with a collar or a sweater, either crew-neck, V-neck, or cardigan; denim and fleece are not appropriate
  • Properly-fitted, low-heeled shoes with closed toes and backs

    For occasional school dress:
    • Southfield navy blazer (available at Land’s End)
    • School’s grey pleated skirt (available at Flynn and O’Hara)
    • White blouse

Girls/Young Women: Skirts, Jumpers and Blazers

Skirts

The Southfield grey box pleated skirt is available through Flynn and O’Hara uniforms. You may call 800-441-4122 to purchase your daughter’s skirt or order online at www.flynnohara.com. Go to ‘Girls Store’, ‘skirts’, and this skirt is toward the bottom of the page.  

Sizes: 06 - SP 
Price Range: $48.00 
Fabric Content: 50% Wool 50% Polyester
Machine Wash Delicate. Hang to Dry. Warm Iron.

Jumpers & Blazers

Jumpers and blazers are available on www.landsend.com/school. Please use the Dexter Southfield School Preferred School number, 900075185, when placing your order. To place your order by phone, please call 800-469-2222.   

Information pertaining to the navy blue blazer is as follows:

Item Name: Uniform Girl’s Blazer (Item Number: 21945-8BP9); Sizes 7–16 (regular and plus); Price: $80.00 

OR

Item Name: Uniform Women’s Blazer (Item Number: 32006-5BP1); Sizes 4 - 20; Price: $155.00

Dexter Southfield Hats PK-5

All Dexter Southfield students in Grades PK through 5 are expected to wear their school-issued hats when riding the bus.

Generally, in the fall and the spring, it is the baseball cap; from after Thanksgiving until spring vacation, the winter hat. Hats are available at the school throughout the year.

Contact Us

Phone: 617-522-5544

Email: info@dextersouthfield.org

20 Newton Street Brookline, Massachusetts 02445 Directions