As of 2009, The Board of Trustees along with the Principal, Rida Ayache (2008-current), with major input from all the school’s constituency and stakeholders, finalized the Strategic and Master Plans in alignment with the school Mission and in an executable form with a clear timeline.
The strategic plan, built around the School’s mission, realized that the current campus could have a school for 660 students to fulfill its desired academic programs, and meet international standards for all necessary inclusions. The school outsources its sports facilities. A US$ 5,5 million Ahliah Renovation and New Construction (ARNC) project was launched in 2011 to update the campus to become compliant with stringent international standards for schools and enhance its architectural character. Ninety-five percent of the project was completed by 2019.
Between 2009-2011 Ahliah Board of Trustees reviewed the bylaws and developed new set of bylaws in compliance with the guidelines of the American Association for Governing Bodies for not-for-profit universities and colleges that includes schools (AGB).
In addition to changes in the facilities and governance, Ahliah achieved major transformation in its curriculum, teaching and assessing learning, human resources, students’ well-being, and finance.
The voluntary efforts of 123 individuals including BOT members, administration, faculty members, alumni and students made Ahliah complete a thorough self-study and become accredited by the Council of International School (CIS) Europe, and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) USA, in June 2016.