Starting in Kindergarten, students enrolled at Lincoln School are expected to adhere to the following dress code.
The green-and-blue plaid kilt (or jumper) has long been a symbol of attendance at Lincoln School. The jumper and kilt are worn with pride, and signify our belief in the value of removing the issues of materialism and choice from the morning routine with uniform, simple, and practical clothing. The kilt, worn with approved shirts, shoes, sweaters, and sweatshirts, reinforces the Quaker tenets of simplicity and equity. Avoiding extravagance and ostentation enhances everyone’s focus on the schoolwork at hand.
From Monday through Thursday, students are encouraged to come to school in simple, sensible, and comfortable clothing.
On Friday, the Lincoln School dress code is the Lincoln kilt, jumper, or khaki-colored cotton twill pants and a black/navy blue/white/gray solid polo shirt or turtleneck. On Friday, the girls wear black, navy, or brown shoes, such as loafers or docksiders, but not sneakers.
Monday – Thursday
Collared Shirts/Turtlenecks: Students are required to wear collared shirts or turtlenecks (black, navy blue, or white) to school every day. T-shirts are not permitted.
Kilts/Pants: Students are required to wear either the Lincoln kilt or jumper (with shorts or spandex) or khaki-colored cotton twill pants to school every day.
Socks/Hosiery: Students may wear ankle socks of any color. Tights and knee-high socks must be black, navy blue, or white.
Shoes: Students may wear sneakers or closed-toe shoes with soles (any color). Sneakers should be ankle-high; high-tops are not allowed. Boots (including high-top Uggs) may be worn to school, but must be removed by 8:05 a.m.
Sweaters/Jackets: Students may wear unadorned sweaters, cardigans, or jackets in black, navy blue, white, or gray.
Sweatshirts: Students may only wear sweatshirts that have a Lincoln logo.
Jewelry: Must be minimal and unobtrusive.
Hats and bandanas are not allowed (except for headscarves worn for religious purposes), nor are scarves and other accessories.
No sweatshirts can be worn on Friday. All students (Grades 1-5) must come to school in the Lincoln kilt or khaki-colored cotton twill pants, a collared shirt or turtleneck (black, navy blue, or white), black or brown shoes (flats–no heels, no sneakers), and black, navy blue, or white tights or ankle/knee-high socks. Students may wear unadorned sweaters, cardigans, or jackets in black, navy blue, white, or gray.
Students will be expected to change into their sneakers in the gym at the beginning of class. Gym shorts may be worn under uniforms and uniforms can be removed for class. Lower School students will be expected to leave a pair of sneakers at school.
Students are required to be in uniform at morning meeting every day, and students are expected to stay in uniform for the duration of the school day from 8:05 a.m.–3:15 p.m. All faculty and staff will monitor the uniform.
Monday - Thursday
Collared Shirts/Turtlenecks: Students are required to wear collared shirts or turtlenecks (black, navy blue, gray, white, or dark green) to school every day. T-shirts are not permitted.
Kilts/Pants: Students are required to wear either the Lincoln kilt (with shorts or spandex) or khaki- or navy blue-colored cotton twill pants.
Socks/Hosiery: Students may wear socks of any color. Tights must be black, navy blue, gray, or white.
Shoes: Students may wear sneakers or closed-toe shoes with soles (any color). Crocs or boots (including Uggs, Dr. Martins, or ankle boots) may be worn to school, but must be removed by the start of morning meeting.
Sweaters: Students may wear unadorned sweaters or cardigans in solid black, navy blue, white, or gray.
Sweatshirts or Fleece Pullovers: Students may wear sweatshirts/pullovers in black, navy blue, gray, white, or dark green. Sweatshirts/pullovers must be plain or have a Lincoln logo on them.
Accessories: Scarves of any color may be worn. Hats and bandanas are not allowed (except for headscarves worn for religious or medical reasons).
Outerwear/Coats: Non-Lincoln coats or outerwear are not permitted to be worn during the school day.
Please be advised that while items in the school store bare Lincoln branding, not all are acceptable “in-uniform” colors, and are therefore not appropriate for in-school wear.
All students (Grades 6-12) must come to school in the Lincoln kilt, khaki- or navy blue-colored cotton twill pants, and a collared shirt or turtleneck (black, navy blue, gray, dark green, or white). Solid sweaters may be worn over collared shirts. Shoes must be black or brown (flats only–no heels, sneakers, slippers, moccasins, or boots). Socks or tights must be black, navy blue, gray, or white. Tights and socks must be solid with no pattern or design. Sweatshirts are not in uniform on Friday.
The uniform will be monitored by faculty and staff during morning meeting and throughout the day. A student who is not in proper uniform by the end of morning meeting will be given the opportunity to change before her first period class. Failure to do so will result in a discussion with her advisor and/or the Dean of Students, and may result in a phone call home to families.
Students with three uniform violations will have a meeting with the Dean of Students and possible disciplinary action.
Upper School: Participants will be expected to change into appropriate workout clothes such as shorts, t-shirts, spandex, sweatshirts, and sweatpants. Lincoln logo attire is not required. Athletic sneakers are essential for most activities.
Middle School: Middle School students will be issued a locker with a combination lock and will change into physical education clothes for class. They should wear a Lincoln t-shirt (a bookstore logo t-shirt, a shirt from a Lincoln event such as the book fair, field day, tournament, or camp) or a plain t-shirt in a Lincoln uniform color (white, navy blue, black, dark green, or gray), athletic-length Lincoln logo shorts or plain colored shorts in Lincoln uniform colors, socks, and sneakers/athletic shoes. Lincoln logo or plain uniform colored sweatpants and sweatshirts may be worn as well. All clothing should be marked with the student's name.
The Lincoln kilt and jumper are sold by Donnelly's School Apparel.
There is a school fitting day in May in the Living Room, and Donnelly's offers a 20% discount on all purchases made that day.
The deadline for back-to-school orders is July 31.
Uniforms can also be purchased at the store, located at:
50 Sharpe Drive
Cranston, RI 02920
Used Uniform Sale
Monday, May 6
Living Room (come through our red doors)
This sale is run by parent volunteers and includes gently-used kilts, polo shirts, Lincoln sweatshirts, and sweaters available for purchase with proceeds supporting the LSPA (Lincoln School Parents Association). The sale is open to new and current Lincoln students and families. Please note: kilts sell out fast at this event!
New Uniform Fitting and Sale
Wednesday, May 8
Living Room (come through our red doors)
A representative from our uniform provider, Donnelly’s, will be available for free fittings and to take uniform orders. There is a 20% discount on all orders placed at this sale.