Dress Code

For students in Kindergarten – grade 8, the Swain uniform is meant to reflect pride in oneself and in the school community.


We hope you find the presentation of our Dress Code to be user-friendly. Please review it carefully – note that all students are to wear a white, long-sleeved, button-down collar shirt with their special dress uniform. Students do not have separate PE uniforms.

Swain School uniforms are available from these three sources:

  • Lands’ End (order online or call toll-free at 800-963-4816) On the Lands’ End website, use Swain’s code – 900125964 – to access Swain’s approved Dress Code list of items. When ordering plaid items from Lands’ End, you must choose “Classic Navy Large Plaid”.
  • Flynn & O’Hara is an option for purchasing most Swain uniform items either online (each child should be registered separately but a single order can be placed for multiple children) or in their retail store located in Valley Plaza, 1876 Catasaqua Road, Allentown (shopping center by the intersection of Route 22 and Airport Road). Call to confirm hours – the phone is 610-231-3788.
  • The Cougar Closet is a used uniform shop run by the Swain Association and located in the Swain House. Families are encouraged to donate gently-used Swain uniform items that other families can then purchase at affordable prices. The Cougar Closet is self-serve, on the honor system - stop by during school hours to choose and pay for your selections (cash or check only).

This is not an exchange service; you must pay for every item you take.

Donations of gently-used, clean uniform pieces in good repair are always welcome; drop off in the marked bins on the porch of Swain House (located at the end of the circle drive, just before the exit back to 24th Street).

Paw's Pit Stop, Swain's School Store (located in the Bistro) does not carry uniform pieces, excepting special dress uniform ties for students and the Swain patch for blazers.

The store also carries an assortment of Swain gear, including sweatshirts, hoodies, T-shirts, and other Swain swag items.  For more information contact us at pitstop@swain.org