The residence program at SCLA was created in 1995 to serve as the housing for regional students and students from East Asia. Initially, homestays were used to accommodate students, but as the program grew, the school renovated and utilized existing space to house students on campus, Eventually the program outgrew that space, and in 2015, SCLA constructed a modern four-story dormitory to accommodate 152 residents and six supervisors.
Since then, enrollment has diversified to encompass students from six continents. SCLA continues to invest in the international and dormitory programs; bringing on staff to support students socially and culturally, training faculty to reach a diverse student body, and building connections with partners around the world,
St. Croix Academy is a globally recognized program.