Great Character Builds Great Players
We leverage several tools to identify, implement, and monitor students' progress regarding character
formation. Our core values are alliance, love, perseverance, humility, and altruism (A.L.P.H.A.). Though Verum understands that our students come from diverse backgrounds, we also believe there are universal core values that should be shared amongst all of us. We therefore strive to become our families' ally in helping our students evolve into exemplary members of their community. Our character development is at the very heart of our everyday thought process at Verum Academy.
We value everything on the basis of these five core principles that we abbreviate to A.L.P.H.A.
Alliance - Verum Academy focuses on transcending the power of teamwork from the pitch to all other
aspects of our lives. We recognize that our best achievements and the positive evolution of humankind
are only attained when collaborating well with others.
Love - This is at the core of everything we do. Love your neighbor, family, teammates, teachers and even
your opponents. Love the game of soccer, of course. Love learning and love life. Our work would prove
futile if we fail to instill this fundamental value.
Perseverance – Verum Academy places strong emphasis on nurturing a culture of hard-working
individuals who value processes over results.
Humility – No matter how big the achievement or how difficult a challenge, Verum Academy students
are expected to always be gracious in defeat and humble in victory.
Altruism – At Verum Academy we know that success is not the equivalent of selfishness. We define
altruism as the belief in selfless concern for the well-being of others. Students understand that selfishness is not tolerated at Verum Academy, and altruism is valued as highly as anything we can teach.