SCHOOL DRESS CODE

At UAS, everything we do is designed to support student learning. 

This includes the uniform.  

Our uniform is also an important symbol of the school.  

Therefore, clothes or accessories that distract the focus on learning, are culturally insensitive, or unsafe can not be permitted.  We are proud of our students and we want them to be proud of their school.  For this reason, we provide a uniform that has a variety of options so that students can present themselves modestly and comfortably.  This, we hope, helps our students come to school ready to learn.  The reason we ask students to wear uniforms on school excursions is that it helps identify our students.  This is useful for both safety and for allowing the wider community to identify UAS students as the helpful, culturally sensitive, global citizens that they are.  If a student is wearing something that is out of line with the dress code, the school will address the situation appropriately which may include confiscating inappropriate clothing, covering it up or sending students home to change.

Elementary School

The UAS student uniform consists of navy blue trousers or full length skirts (elementary students may also wear UAS shorts) and a white shirt or navy blue sweatshirt with the UAS logo. The physical education uniform consists of blue UAS shorts and a white shirt.  For elementary students, the P.E. uniform may be worn all day on the days on which students attend physical education (boys and girls are segregated for PE beginning in fifth grade). T-shirts worn under the school shirt must be plain white.   Shoes should be good quality for recess play (e.g. not sandals).  All uniforms are school issued and need to be purchased from the school uniform shop.

All clothing, shoes, accessories, hairstyles, etc should not be disruptive to the learning environment. If there is a concern, the final decision will be made by the appropriate Principal.  On "free-dress" or "dress down" days, students may not wear clothing that is revealing, exceedingly tight, too short, or containing inappropriate language or pictures.

Middle School

The UAS student uniform consists of navy blue trousers or full-length skirts (middle school students may also wear UAS shorts) and a white shirt or navy blue sweatshirt with the UAS logo. The physical education uniform consists of blue UAS shorts and a white shirt. 

For middle school students:

  • May opt to wear a T-shirt under the uniform shirt. Shirt may be untucked in with no undergarments showing. Plain solid black or navy belts are permissible, no sequined, jewel studded or brightly colored belts will be allowed.  No tight fitting clothing will be allowed
  • Must wear appropriate covered footwear. Sandals are not permitted, no flip flops, high heels, or shoes/boots above the ankle will be allowed 
  • Must keep jewelry to a minimum, especially during Physical Education classes.  No large hoop style earrings that could cause a distraction or injury. No large necklaces
  • May wear Sheilas (scarves).
  • May wear hats outside the building 
  • Must change into the P.E. uniform during PE classes and back into regular school uniform afterward.  A small gym bag for gym clothes is suggested.
  • Shoes should be good quality for recess play (e.g. not sandals). 
  • All clothing, shoes, accessories, hairstyles, etc should not be disruptive to the learning environment.
  • If there is a concern, the final decision will be made by the appropriate Principal. 
  • On "free-dress" or "dress down" days, students may not wear clothing that is revealing, exceedingly tight, too short, or containing inappropriate language or pictures.

High School

The UAS uniform helps to create a non-distracting atmosphere and allows students to focus their energy and abilities on their studies.  All uniform items must be purchased at UAS.  Except for shoes, items not purchased at UAS will not be considered to be school uniform.  After-school activities are part of the school day, therefore the school dress code is in effect.  

For High School Students:

  • Must come to school in appropriate school uniform.
  • Must wear the UAS polo-style shirt with navy blue pants or full-length skirts (floor length to mid-calf only)
  • May opt to wear a T-shirt under the uniform shirt. Shirt may be untucked in with no undergarments showing. Plain solid black or navy belts are permissible, no sequined, jewel studded or brightly colored belts will be allowed.  No tight fitting clothing will be allowed
  • May opt to wear only a UAS jacket or sweatshirt over the school uniform shirt
  • Must wear appropriate covered footwear. Sandals are not permitted, no flip flops, high heels, or shoes/boots above the ankle will be allowed 
  • Must keep jewelry to a minimum, especially during Physical Education classes.  No large hoop style earrings that could cause a distraction or injury. No large necklaces
  • May wear Sheilas (scarves).
  • May wear hats outside the building 
  • PE uniform is to be worn for PE classes only!  Students must change into the P.E. uniform during PE classes and back into regular school uniform afterward.  A small gym bag for gym clothes is suggested
  • May not wear-on “free dress days”, "dress down" or special days- clothing that is revealing, exceedingly tight, too short or containing inappropriate language or pictures.  Pajamas are not allowed.
  • May not change out of school uniform before leaving school at the end of the day
  • May not wear any item of clothing that symbolizes a political, social or ideological cause / event without the prior approval of the Principal and / or Director.  UAS is a non-sectarian  apolitical school by design and in keeping with the school’s mission statement.

Students who are found to be out of uniform will be required to remain in the school office until the uniform shortcoming is rectified. Parents will be contacted and the student will serve either a lunch or after school detention.

Spirit Day Uniform

The school will regularly designate specific Thursdays as SCHOOL SPIRIT DAY.  These days a more casual uniform day. Students will be encouraged to wear the UAS Athletic/Activities designed shirts or Hoodies or UAS Booster Club T-Shirts which will be sold as a fundraiser to support our student athletes.  More relaxed UAS logo sweatpants are also available for purchase and are allowed to be worn on Thursdays only.

  • Universal American School
  • P.O. Box 79133, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • +971 4 232 5222
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