Welcome, Friends!

Welcome to the Elk County Catholic School System webpage! The Catholic schools in St. Marys have a rich tradition of providing a first rate Catholic education to all who desire to grow in mind, body, and spirit. Please feel free to browse our website to learn more about what makes ECCSS so special!

Catholic Identity

There are ever-present reminders to our students that God is part of all that we do. Beyond the visible sacramentals of our faith, worship and prayer are part of every school day. Students come to know the person of Jesus Christ by learning and living their faith in action through service. Faith formation is woven into the fabric of a Catholic education.


Like the mission statement states, ECCSS is committed to the highest standards of academic excellence. All three schools are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and all teachers are certified. Eight college levels courses and three curriculum tracks are available at the high school. A Career Development Initiative that includes a partnership with area businesses has also been formed to help students discern career and educational paths.

Student Life

Students at the Elk County Catholic School System are presented with many opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. The Crusader sports program is one of the strongest and most respected in the area. Many extracurricular activities are available to students to further develop different aspects of their personalities.

Creative Programs

Our school system offers many opportunities for students to develop their artistic sides. We boast excellent music, art, and drama programs, and our instructors in all three departments are well-versed in their respective areas of expertise. ECCSS also hosts a number of summer camps that are geared toward those students who are drawn to the arts.

We still need your SHOES!

The ECCSS PTO is still in need of 60 bags of shoes to meet their goal of 200 bags! Each bag contains 25 pairs of shoes for a total of 1,500 pairs! Your shoes can be dropped off on Saturday, May 16 at the Elk County Catholic High School / St. Marys Catholic Middle...

Holiday Club Winners – Week 24

Congratulations! Amount Number Name $100 75 Holiday Club $80 626 Holiday Club $75 1112 Alberta Tagliaferi $75 357 Mike Avenali $75 634 John Diebel Sr. $75 7 3 J’s & 2 S’s &...

Theology classes help with PTO Shoe Drive

Recently, the Theology classes at Elk County Catholic helped collect, sort and bag shoes for the ECCSS PTO Shoe Drive. So far, 135 bags of shoes are ready to be donated to Funds2Orgs, a program that donates shoes to underprivileged countries. A prime example of ECHO...

Calling all vendors!!

The ECCSS PTO Festival Committee is currently seeking vendors for its inaugural summer festival to be held on Saturday, August 22, 2015. Click here to download and print the Vendor Application Form. Please contact Jessica Fritz (rjfalf@yahoo.com) if you have any...

Varsity softball game start time changed – Monday, April 27

The game time for the varsity softball game today, April 27 in Ridgway (Ridgway Elementary) between ECCHS and Johnsonburg has been moved to a 4 p.m. start time (from an original 4:15 p.m. start and then to a 3:30 p.m. start). The Jr. varsity game will be played...

LOTS of athletic changes …

Boys’ Tennis Match vs. Brockway on Monday, April 27 starting at 3:30 p.m. at Benzinger and Memorial parks (was April 13 & 20) Match at Brockway on Thursday, May 14 starting at 3:30 p.m. at Brockway HS (was April 16) Match at Johnsonburg on Friday, May 8...

Indoor ensemble to perform at Chapter Championships on April 25

The Elk County Catholic High School Indoor Drum Line and Guard teams will perform at Chapter Championships on Saturday, April 25 at St. Marys Area High School. The Drum Line is slated to perform at 3:54 p.m. while the Guard will compete at 5:34 p.m. Please come out...

Sixth graders complete DARE program

On Wednesday, April 15, the sixth grade students at St. Marys Catholic Middle School completed the DARE program. At the culmination ceremony, the students received completion certificates from the St. Marys Police Department. In addition, two sixth graders were...

Athletic changes for Monday, April 20

Boys’ Tennis – The match vs. Brockway is cancelled.  It will be rescheduled. Baseball – Both the JV and varsity games are cancelled today.  They will be rescheduled. Softball – The JV and varsity games that were scheduled for Johnsonburg...

Tori Dippold named “Outstanding Performer” at Kane Invitational

On Saturday, April 18, senior Tori Dippold was named the “Outstanding AA Girls Performer on the Track” at the Kane Track & Field Invitational. Tori finished the 3200m run with a time of 12:05. Tori was also a member of the winning 4 x 800m relay team...

Holiday Club Winners – Week 22

Congratulations!! Amount Number Name $100 800 Dennis & Diane Kaveney $80 286 Pat Pfeufer $75 1064 Len Schreiber $75 276 Steve & Helen Krug $75 1107 Holiday Club $75 411 Susie...

ECCHS April Alumni Mass

The ECCHS Alumni Association will hold its April Alumni Mass on Wednesday, April 22 at 9:15 a.m. in the ECC Chapel. All alumni members are invited to attend and celebrate with the students and faculty and staff. Breakfast will be served immediately following in the...

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Watch our latest commercial highlighting students from the entire Elk County Catholic School System! Be sure to check out the great lyrics reminding us all to… “be seen living for Christ!”

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600 Maurus Street, Saint Marys, PA 15857
114 Queens Road, Saint Marys, PA 15857