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dressed up enough
It seems unbelievable in this day and age—when powerful women in business and government regularly wear pants—that a private school here in Annandale would resort to such an outdated requirement.
“When you dress up, you feel better about yourself,” said a Westminster teacher in defense of the no-pants policy. “We expect the kids to dress up, so we should too,” said the middle-aged teacher sporting a skirt and sweater ensemble. A woman in a sweater dress who was setting up the school’s book fair said the dress code applies to school volunteers as well, although it’s okay to wear pants if you’re just picking up your child at the end of the day.
The K-8 school, at 3819 Gallows Road, promises a classical education in an atmosphere of professional decorum. Students wear uniforms—white shirts, long pants, and ties for the boys; plaid jumpers and white blouses for the girls. Tuition is over $17,900 a year, with additional charges for bus service and after-school care.