As of 2015, some free boarding schools, such as the Milton Hershey School and the Alabama School of Fine Arts, require uniforms or have a designated dress code. Some free boarding schools do not require uniforms or do not have a strict dress code in place.
The Milton Hershey School supplies its students with appropriate attire for occasions ranging from chapel to an outing at the pool. The school offers free fittings twice per year to ensure each student's uniform and related attire fits comfortably. Teachers at the Alabama School of Fine Arts set specific clothing requirements as they see fit and have the right to segregate students whose attire they deem inappropriate. The Maine School of Science and Mathematics has no uniform requirements or firm dress code.