Dress Code

Preschool - Your child should come dressed in comfortable and washable clothes (nothing that can’t get dirty). Students may not wear superhero costumes, ballerina attire or tutus, unless the teacher or the administration invites them to dress in a certain style for a holiday or a school spirit day. For young children, extra diapers, clothing, and/or underwear are required to be stocked in the bin/cubby in case of an accident. It is also suggested that a sweater or sweatshirt be kept in the school, in the event that the weather changes. Please label all clothing. 

Kindergarten, Elementary and Middle School - The HWIS dress code is an important element in showcasing school pride and fostering cohesiveness. On non-gym days students have the choice of white, yellow or green polo shirts with khaki pants, skirt, or shorts. On gym days students should wear navy bottoms (gym shorts and/or navy sweats), white t-shirt, and sneakers. For safety reasons, sandals, crocs or flats are discouraged.   


Aside from after-school enrichment classes open to all HWIS and non-HWIS students, we also offer clubs that can be led by a parent or staff member, and require minimal cost to join.

Here are some of the offerings:

New York

Running club NY - a running club that meets weekly on Wednesdays at 7:45am and joins events sponsored by NY Road Runners Club.  For more information email Jason Fletchall at

Chess club

Math club

Art club

Spelling bee club