Boarding students have the option to do laundry in the dorm or subscribe to a laundry service with E&R Laundry Service (a service you pay for independently). E&R is based in New Hampshire and comes to campus twice per week. You can find more information here: https://trycampuslaundry.com/wma
We have three dress codes that we use throughout the week. Please note we changed the dress code for footwear for this upcoming year. The dress code rule regarding footwear has changed to now read: "Acceptable footwear includes all forms of shoes that allow a student to walk comfortably and safely around our campus." So…we will be able to wear sneakers, sandals, dress shoes, boots etc.
Students are expected to be in dress code at all times during the academic day, whether or not they are in classes. The academic day - on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - lasts from the beginning of the first period class and extends to the end of the last period. Then on Wednesday, the academic day is from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., or the conclusion of an individual student’s classes, whichever comes first.
Mondays and special occasions are “formal dress code.”
Faculty, staff and all Upper School students will wear their school blazer with dresses, skirts, blouses, dress slacks and shoes; or dress slacks, dress shirts, ties and shoes.
Middle School students will wear their school blazer or school sweater with dresses, skirts, blouses, dress slacks and shoes; or dress slacks, dress shirts, ties, belts and shoes.
Lapel pins on school blazers must be those specific to WMA honors and accomplishments. When coats are worn over school blazers, they must be at least as long as the free-hanging blazer worn under them. Blazers may not be tucked or stuffed up into small, form-fitting coats.
The other days of the week are “regular academic” dress code.
Students may wear dress pants including slacks, chinos, corduroys or polyester/ wool blend trousers, capri or ¾-length pants, or Bermuda shorts. Pants/shorts must have leg seams.
Students may wear skirts or dresses that are no shorter than two inches (about 5 centimeters) above knee length when worn appropriately. If a skirt or dress has a slit, the slit length must be no higher than two inches above the knee.
Students may wear dress shirts, turtlenecks, polos, or blouses formal in appearance, similar to what would be worn with a business suit.
Zippered turtleneck shirts or sweaters may be worn as a second layer over dress shirts, turtlenecks or blouses.
Acceptable footwear includes all forms of shoes that allow a student to walk comfortably and safely around our campus.
Coats must be dressy in appearance.
Necklines must be professional.
On occasion, students will be permitted to wear “casual dress code.” This privilege is earned. On casual dress code days, students must still look sharp and adhere to a dress code. The following items are only permitted on casual dress days:
Casual and athletic clothing
Fleece coats or shirts and flannel
Shorts, casual pants, jeans, pants designed to be form-fitting to the ankle, such as running pants, leggings, pants with sewn-on pockets on the front, sides or rear, overalls, cargo pants, pants that can be altered into shorts and carpenter/painter pants
Head coverings, unless religious in nature, may be worn outside, not in buildings, with the expectation of the dormitories or the Campus Center. Additionally, on the weekends, students may wear durags and bonnets in the Lak Dining Hall.
Casual dress code is required in the Lak Dining Hall. Students should wear shirts with sleeves and clothing respectable for the dining table.
When dress code is required, students are not permitted to wear military surplus clothing, military fatigues, tube tops, and/or midriff-baring tops.
Hair must be a natural human color. Facial jewelry, unless religious in nature, is reserved for times when dress code does not apply.
When a dress code is not required, students must be dressed appropriately and respectfully and are not allowed to wear anything that might suggest alcohol, tobacco or drug use, sexual innuendo or anything that might be offensive to another community member. Clothing that is excessively revealing or reveals students’ undergarments is not allowed at any time, even during casual dress code days or when dress code is not required.