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.


Pink Game scheduled for Saturday, October 22

The ECC vs. Ridgway varsity football game that will be held on Saturday, October 22 at 7 p.m. will be celebrated as this year’s Pink Game!   Anyone who wears pink to the game is eligible to receive a free face painting. Make a donation and receive your choice of...

ECCSS Pink Day postponed until October 27

It was discovered yesterday that some of the online orders for the Pink Day shirts did not get sent to Dave’s Pro Shop. Those orders have now been sent in but will not be ready for tomorrow. For that reason, the three ECCSS St. Marys schools will be delaying the...

Fall Marianna’s Hoagie Sale

The ECCSS PTO is currently conducting their annual fall hoagie sale. This fundraiser has been very successful in the past and has helped the PTO meet their $115,000 commitment to the school system. Your effort toward the sale is greatly appreciated! Please find below...

Bag Bash tickets now on sale!

Tickets are now available for the 3rd Annual be.fabulous Bag Bash which will be held on Saturday, November 12 from 6-10 p.m. at the Red Fern. Tickets are $40 each and include a buffet dinner and 10 chances to win a handbag from renowned designers like Marc Jacobs,...

High school art students visit BCAT

Recently, 15 of Mr. Winklbauer’s high school art students spent the day at the Brockway Center for Arts & Technology (BCAT). The students were broken into up into two groups to work in different workshops – one group worked on ceramics and the other on...

Alumni Association hosts 36th Annual Golden Grads Reunion

The 36th Annual Golden Grads Reunion was held on Sunday, October 9 at Elk County Catholic High School. The reunion is held each year to honor those alumni who graduated 50 or more years earlier. Around 135 alumni and guests attended the event, which was hosted by the...

ECC crowns 2016 Homecoming Queen

Congratulations to Elk County Catholic’s 2016 Homecoming Queen Ramsey Struble! Ramsey was announced as this year’s queen during halftime of the Homecoming football game against Brockway. Ramsey was escorted by Andrew Wingard.   The runner-up was Reilly...

Clergy members visit preschool class

Brother Canice and Deacon Dave recently visited Mrs. Bridget Roberts’s four year-old preschool class to talk to the students about their “jobs.” In addition to their discussion, the kids showed their visitors the caterpillar that counts the number of...

“Cards for a Cause” orders are due Friday, October 7

Reminder: The orders for the Usborne Books “Cards for a Cause” Fundraiser are due tomorrow, October 7.   These beautiful, handcrafted greeting cards are available to order in three different categories: All Occasions, Thanks and Blanks, and Cards for Kids!...

Pink Day shirt orders are now being accepted!

Click here to print out the order form; please submit it to one of the school offices with your payment. You may also submit your order through our new online store at www.eccss.org/shopping! All proceeds from the sale of these shirts will benefit the Penn Highlands...

Race for Education Donations

Have you made your Race for Education donation yet? If not, click here to fill out our online form and make a donation through PayPal! Thank you for your support of our schools and...

2016 Homecoming Court

Congratulations to our 2016 Homecoming Queen Candidates! From left to right, they are: Kara Detsch (being escorted by Gabe Kraus); Reilly Herzing (being escorted by Nathan Dezanet); Cassidy Cunningham (being escorted by Frank Singer); Ramsey Struble (being escorted by...

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Elk County Catholic School System

High School and Middle School

600 Maurus Street, Saint Marys, PA 15857

Saint Marys Catholic Elementary School

114 Queens Road, Saint Marys, PA 15857

Saint Boniface Elementary School

Saint Leo Catholic Elementary School