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Why Am I So Conflicted About My Daughter’s School Uniform?

Why Am I So Conflicted About My Daughterâs School Uniform?

Next year my daughter begins Junior Kindergarten at our parochial school. We are so committed to this school that we actually moved from our longtime neighborhood in Washington, D.C. across the river to Alexandria so that we could be closer to it. Both my husband and I served on this school’s board before we were even married. This is the school of our dreams. It’s been a diverse neighborhood school for 65 years and offers a Lutheran and classical education with a liberal arts curriculum for Junior Kindergarten through 8th grade. It even offers Latin beginning in the 3rd grade! The school is known for its high expectations for academics and behavior. We don’t know where we’d be without it.

It also requires that a uniform be worn every day. And that’s where I’m struggling. More »