Uniform Dress Code and Buying Guide

The School Uniform  

This outlines The Summit Country Day School’s uniform code that promotes each student looking his/her best while promoting community and honoring our faith tradition. Our uniform policy promotes inclusivity while providing each student the opportunity to represent themselves in the best possible manner. Our uniforms are our first impression to others and demonstrate willingness to meet the high standards at The Summit. 

The Summit is proud of its heritage as a Notre Dame school. Students are privileged to wear the Summit uniform that is a reflection of a wonderful tradition. The uniform should be worn with great pride and students should reflect the respect and dignity of being part of the Summit community.

The uniform is to be worn daily, except on spirit days and out-of-uniform days designated by the administration. Notes from home do not excuse a student from being out of uniform. It is the student’s responsibility to see that a proper uniform is ready for daily use. Reminder: Each uniform is distinct. There may be no mixing or matching of the warm weather and winter weather uniforms. Both uniforms are to be properly worn: shirts tucked in, neat, clean and mended. The polo for both girls and boys as well as girls’ blouses may have no more than the top button undone and shirts or other undergarments underneath the top must be white. Boys must wear ties up all the way. Hats, caps, scarves, coats, jackets, gloves and other outerwear may not be worn indoors. 


Lower School Dress Code, Grades 1-4

Since the Lower School functions on a trimester system, uniform changes will coincide with the quarter changes in the Upper and Middle Schools. Dates for a change in uniform will be provided during the school year.

Warm Weather Uniform for Boys and Girls (First and Fourth Quarters)

  • LS Warm WeatherWhite short or long sleeve polo with Summit logo for boys and girls. Only plain white short-sleeve T-shirt may be worn underneath.
  • Navy skort for girls with Summit logo.
  • Blue plaid jumper for girls with white shirt or long sleeve polo with Summit logo; or white oxford button-down collar blouse with Summit logo, long or short sleeve.
  • Navy shorts or navy slacks with belt loops (boys: flat or pleated front; girls: mid-rise or pleated front, no cargo shorts or pants), worn with a brown, navy or black belt.
  • Solid color white, black, gray or navy socks; must be visible above the top of the shoe.
  • Sturdy non-athletic shoes with leather upper (the part of the shoe above the sole). The ONLY PERMISSIBLE non-athletic shoe colors are brown, black, gray or navy. Athletic shoes are permitted with the warm weather uniform. (Please note: athletic shoe color options beyond brown, black, gray or navy are permissible.) No shoes with wheels, heels, sandals, slippers, moccasins, boots of any kind, clogs, open-toe or open-heel shoes.
  • Optional: Block letter crew-neck sweatshirt or Summit logo quarter-zip fleece sweatshirt (gray or navy) may be worn over the shirt. No hoodies Monday through Thursday. 

Winter Weather Uniform (Second and Third Quarters) Girls

  • LS Girls Cold WeatherWhite Peter Pan-collar knit shirt with Summit logo, short or long sleeve; or white oxford button-down collar blouse with Summit logo, long or short sleeve; or long sleeve white turtleneck with Summit logo.

  • Blue plaid jumper or navy slacks with belt loops (mid-rise or pleated front, no cargo pants) worn with a brown or black belt. No pants or sweatpants may be worn under the jumper.
  • Solid-color white, black, gray or navy socks, tights or leggings; socks must be visible above the top of the shoe.
  • Sturdy non-athletic shoes with leather upper (the part of the shoe above the sole). The ONLY PERMISSIBLE non-athletic shoe colors are brown, black, gray or navy. Athletic shoes are permitted with the warm weather uniform. (Please note: athletic shoe color options beyond brown, black, gray or navy are permissible.) No shoes with wheels, heels, sandals, slippers, moccasins, boots of any kind, clogs, open-toe or open-heel shoes.
  • Optional: Block letter crew-neck sweatshirt or Summit logo quarter-zip fleece sweatshirt (gray or navy) may be worn over the polo. No hoodies Monday through Thursday.
  • Optional: Gray or navy vest, long-sleeved V-neck or crew-neck sweater with Summit logo.

Winter Weather Uniform (Second and Third Quarters) Boys

  • LS Boys Cold WeatherWhite oxford cloth button-down shirt with Summit logo above pocket, long or short sleeve. Only a plain white short sleeve T-shirt may be worn underneath.
  • Summit tie is provided by Lower School administrative assistant. Additional ties may be purchased.
  • Navy slacks with belt loops (flat or pleated front, no cargo pants), worn with a brown, navy or black belt.
  • Solid color white, black, gray or navy socks; must be visible above the top of the shoe.
  • Sturdy non-athletic shoes with leather upper (the part of the shoe above the sole). The ONLY PERMISSIBLE non-athletic shoe colors are brown, black, gray or navy. Athletic shoes are permitted with the warm weather uniform. (Please note: athletic shoe color options beyond brown, black, gray or navy are permissible.) No shoes with wheels, heels, sandals, slippers, moccasins, boots of any kind, clogs, open-toe or open-heel shoes.
  • Optional: Block letter crew-neck sweatshirt or Summit logo quarter-zip fleece sweatshirt (gray or navy) may be worn over the shirt. No hoodies Monday through Thursday.
  • Optional: Gray or navy vest, long-sleeved V-neck or crew-neck sweater with Summit logo. 

Shoes

  • While it is not possible to specify any one standard to meet all situations, we require that you adhere to the guidelines provided. Warm and winter options include sturdy, non-athletic shoes with the permissible only colors of brown, black, gray or navy, with leather upper. No sandals, shoes with wheels, heels, slippers, moccasins, boots of any kind, clogs, open toe or open-heel shoes. Athletic shoes are only permitted to be worn with warm weather uniform. (Please note: athletic shoe color options beyond brown, black, gray or navy are permissible.)

Middle and Upper School Dress Code, Grades 5-12

Warm Weather Uniform (First and Fourth Quarters) 

Girls and Boys: Upper School (US) and Middle School (MS) 

  • MS Warm WeatherWhite polo with the Summit logo. Only plain white short-sleeve t-shirt may be worn underneath.
  • White long-sleeve polo with the Summit logo.
  • Navy skort for girls with Summit logo. (MS)
  • Navy shorts or navy slacks with belt loops (boys: flat or pleated front, no cargo shorts or pants; girls: mid-rise or pleated front, no cargo shorts or pants), worn with a brown, navy or black belt. Hem of shorts for boys and girls should be no more than three inches above the top of the kneecap. Alternatively, girls may wear the gray (US)/plaid (MS) uniform skirt with the polo shirt. Hem of skirt should be no more than three inches above the top of the kneecap.
  • Solid color white, black, gray or navy socks; must be visible above the top of the shoe.
  • Sturdy non-athletic shoes with leather upper (the part of the shoe above the sole). The ONLY PERMISSIBLE non-athletic shoe colors are brown, black, gray or navy. Athletic shoes are permitted with the warm weather uniform. (Please note: athletic shoe color options beyond brown, black, gray or navy are permissible.) No shoes with wheels, heels, sandals, slippers, moccasins, boots of any kind, clogs, open-toe or open-heel shoes.
  • Students may also wear a gray or navy vest, long-sleeved V-neck or crew-neck with the Summit logo.
  • Students may also wear a block letter crew-neck sweatshirt or the Summit logo quarter-zip fleece sweatshirt (gray or navy) over the polo. No hoodies Monday through Thursday.

Winter Uniform (Second and Third Quarters)

Girls: Middle School (MS) and Upper School (US)  

  • White oxford button-down collar blouse, long or short sleeve, with the Summit logo, buttoned except for the top button. A white t-shirt or turtleneck may be worn under the blouse.
  • Gray uniform (US) plaid or (MS) skirt or navy slacks (mid-rise or pleated front, no cargo pants), worn with a brown, navy or black belt. No pants or sweatpants may be worn under the skirt. Hem of skirt should be no more than three inches above the top of the kneecap.
  • Solid color and solid material white, black, gray or navy socks, tights or leggings. Tights/leggings cannot show the leg through the material. They must go all the way to the ankle, they cannot end at the knee or calf. Socks must be visible above the top of the shoe.
  • Sturdy non-athletic shoes with leather upper (the part of the shoe above the sole). The ONLY PERMISSIBLE non-athletic shoe colors are brown, black, gray or navy shoes. Athletic shoes are permitted with the warm weather uniform only. (Please note: athletic shoe color options beyond brown, black, gray or navy are permissible.) No shoes with wheels, heels, sandals, slippers, moccasins, boots of any kind, clogs, open-toe or open-heel shoes.

  • Students may also wear a gray or navy vest, long-sleeved V-neck or crew neck or crew neck sweater with the Summit logo.

  • Students may also wear a block letter crew-neck sweatshirt or the Summit logo quarter-zip fleece sweatshirt (gray or navy) over the polo. No hoodies Monday through Thursday.

Winter Uniform (Second and Third Quarters)

Boys: Middle School (MS) and Upper School (US)  

  • Light blue (US) or white (MS) oxford cloth button-down shirt, long or short sleeve, with the Summit logo above pocket. Only a plain white short-sleeve T-shirt may be worn underneath.
  • The Summit tie is provided through the school office. Additional ties may be purchased.
  • Navy slacks with belt loops (flat or pleated front, no cargo pants), worn with a brown, navy or black belt.
  • Solid color white, black, gray or navy socks; must be visible above the top of the shoe.
  • Sturdy non-athletic shoes with leather upper (the part of the shoe above the sole). The ONLY PERMISSIBLE non-athletic shoe colors are brown, black, gray or navy.  Athletic shoes are permitted with the warm weather uniform only. (Please note: athletic shoe color options beyond brown, black, gray or navy are permissible.) No shoes with wheels, heels, sandals, slippers, moccasins, boots of any kind, clogs, open-toe or open-heel shoes.
  • Students may also wear a gray or navy vest, long-sleeved V-neck or crew-neck with the Summit logo.
  • Students may also wear a block letter crew-neck sweatshirt or the Summit logo quarter-zip fleece sweatshirt (gray or navy) over the polo. No hoodies Monday through Thursday.

 Shoes

  • While it is not possible to specify any one standard to meet all situations, we require that you adhere to the guidelines provided. Warm and winter options include sturdy, non-athletic shoes with the permissible only colors of brown, black, gray or navy, with leather upper. No sandals, shoes with wheels, heels, slippers, moccasins, boots of any kind, clogs, open toe or open-heel shoes. Athletic shoes are only permitted to be worn with warm weather uniform. (Please note, athletic shoe color options beyond brown, black, gray or navy are permissible.)

Spirit Days

Fridays are Spirit Days at The Summit. Students are permitted to wear white, black, gray, navy or Summit blue athletic team and club tops and sweatshirts. Students should continue to wear the uniform shorts, slacks or skirt, appropriate socks, footwear, etc. Spirit wear is for tops only. Upper School students, who have been accepted to a university, may wear the university’s top instead of Summit Spirit wear beginning the first Friday in February.

Purchasing School Uniforms for The Summit Country Day School

The Summit has contracted with the following two uniform vendors. As in previous years polo shirts must be purchased from The Spirit Shop. The uniform vendors are:

Educational Outfitters

Online at www.educationaloutfitters.com (The Summit School code: OH01047)
Retail Store: 2656 Sharon Road, Cincinnati, OH 45241 (513.771.1234)
Uniform items to purchase from Educational Outfitters include: Oxford cloth shirts and blouses, Peter Pan collar knit blouses (girls grades 1-4 only), slacks, shorts, skirts, jumpers and sweaters. Accessories are also available.

Lands’ End

Online at www.landsend.com/school 
Phone Order: 1.800.469.2222
Uniform items to purchase from Lands’ End include: Oxford cloth shirts and blouses, turtlenecks, slacks, skorts and shorts.

The Summit Spirit & Resale Shops

The Spirit and Resale Shops are located on the lower level of the main building. Open Monday and Friday 11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., and Wednesday 8-10 a.m. when school is in session. Any special hours are posted on the Spirit Shop page.

Uniform items to purchase from The Spirit Shop include: Summit logo short and long sleeve polo shirts, sweatshirts, fleece vests and pullovers. A variety of school supplies, spirit wear, rain gear and other logo items are also available.

The Resale Shop offers a large selection of gently worn Summit uniforms for first grade through Upper School for a fraction of the retail price.