Dress Code

Breakthrough Magnet School South has a mandatory dress code for all students. Appropriate dress that is comfortable enables the student to participate and concentrate on learning. "Special clothes for a special place" supports the behavior and academic expectations at our school.

Remember, students must wear clothes that reflect business casual attire- that means no leggings, joggers, or pants with the waistline hitting below the waist. Khakis are worn so that the waistline is at or above the hips and are not skintight. Thanks for being coachable and sending your student to Breakthrough in appropriately fitting pants and tops. We will be sending home a reminder for you to sign and send back to us to renew our partnership.

The following list of appropriate colors and styles at Breakthrough Magnet School South:

PreK3 - Gr. 5: Cobalt blue and white shirts and covers (See below)

Gr. 6-8: Burgundy and grey shirts and covers (See below)

Shirts: Breakthrough logo school shirts that are an appropriate fit (cobalt blue and white for PreK-Gr. 5; burgundy and grey for Gr. 6-8). Any shirt worn under a BMS logo shirt can be any plain color but must not have any logos.

Covers: Sweatshirts (without hoods), sweaters, vests or fleeces WITH logo (cobalt blue and white for PreK-Gr. 5, burgundy and grey for Gr. 6-8). No jackets or outside coats worn inside.

Pants: Cotton or corduroy worn around the waist. Navy, black, or khaki. No joggers (elastic on bottom), no leggings worn as pants. Early Childhood ONLY may wear pull-up sweatpants with elastic waist.

Shorts: Long, Bermuda style (fingertip length or longer). Navy, black, or khaki. No basketball/mesh shorts.

Skirts: Plain front or pleated. Navy, black, or khaki. Solid colored. Length must be at least fingertip length despite wearing leggings.

Jumpers: Cotton or corduroy. Navy, black, or khaki.

Shoes: Sneakers, shoes, or boots must have rubber soles. All breakthrough students must have appropriate footwear for physical education class. No open-toed shoes (flip-flops, sports sandals) and no slippers.

Above clothing may be purchased through the following:

LandsEnd: www.landsend.com or call 1-800-469-2222. School ID # is 900093345.

Living Word Imprint: 450 Homestead Avenue, Hartford, CT 860-882-1679. Website: livingwordimprints.com. Will embroider our logo on gray or burgundy clothing that you bring in. **Shirts not purchased here will need a signed approval form from our principal provided at the main office.

JB Pride Uniforms: 70 Tolland St, East Hartford, CT 06108. 860-508-0087.

Email: stevev@jbprideuniforms.com. Website: jbprideuniforms.com

EC Crafts n More: eccraftsnmore@gmail.com, Julio & Evelyn Cruz

860-400-5709 – Business

Donnelly's Clothing:

School code for ordering online is BREKSHARTCT.



70 Tolland St., East Hartford

Remember to specify if your child is in Elementary (PreK3-Gr. 5) or Middle School (Gr. 6-8).

Please donate any gently used uniform shirts and pants to the main office.


PreK-5th Grade

Middle School

6th-8th Grade