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.

Elementary School CSW Mass

The Elementary School will be celebrating mass for Catholic Schools week on Thursday, January 29, at 8:45 AM at Queen of the World.

Holiday Club Winners

To view the recent Holiday club winners click:  2015 Weekly Winners If you haven’t turned you Holiday Club stub in yet you still have time to be eligible for the drawings. If you are interested in a ticket there are still some available contact Ann Caskey...

Catholic Schools Week January 25-31

  Check out some interesting information about Catholic Schools Week from a special supplement of the FaithLife for the Diocese of Erie.  Make sure to take a look at page 4, our own Coach Straub is featured in a “turbo-charged” commentary! To view...

No School on January 19

There will be no school for the Elementary, Middle, and High School students on Monday, January 19.

2015/2016 Financial Aid Forms

The 2015-16 Financial Aid forms will be in this week’s Thursday folder or were mailed to the High School students that do not have siblings in the Elementary or Middle school.  Any questions, please call Bob Breindel at 781-3144 or email finance@eccss.org. The...

Pass for Cash

Check out the hottest pass on the court!  Forms were sent home in your e-folders or may be picked up at either school office.  Good...


If you ask the third grade students in Mrs. Bauer’s physical education class at the St. Marys Catholic Elementary School what their new favorite game to play in gym class is, they’ll tell you Boxball! What is boxball you ask? Boxball is an exciting three-level...

God’s Gift to Children

  God has blessed each of us with wonderful people in our lives. This is especially true of grandparents! The third graders at St. Marys Catholic Elementary School had a wonderful day in November. It was Grandparents’ Day. The children and their grandparents...

Programmers of the Future

What are you going to be when you grow up? To help with that essential question, Mrs. Bon at the St. Marys Catholic Middle School and Mrs. Stubber at the Elk County Catholic High School teamed up for a look at future skill. The Hour of Coding was an international...

Roll the Dice

Playing games is not only fun, but it is also educational. Ryan Fritz and Michelle Gerber are rolling the dice to review! After an Algebra I unit on solving many different types of equations, the students in Mrs. Fledderman’s math class at the St. Marys Catholic...

Snow and Math

While the first big snow storm hits outside, the students at the St. Marys Catholic Middle School warm up their brains inside by completing the first of two math assessments given by the Erie Diocese each year. These math problems are designed to challenge...

The Rosary

The Rosary In a town called Saint Marys, most people are aware of the power of the Rosary. The students at the St. Marys Catholic Elementary School certainly are! As part of their religious studies, the students must learn about the rosary and the power of prayer. The...

Our Latest Commercial

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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Elk County Catholic School System

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