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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.

 

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.

 

Academics

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.

 

First graders learn about the Sacrament of Confession

To help with their religion lesson on the Sacrament of Confession, the first grade students at St. Marys Catholic Elementary placed these "Steps to a Good Confession" reminders on the steps near the library. These signs will not only help the first graders as they...

Middle school enrichment students visit Challenger Learning Center

Mrs. Fehrenbach's enrichment students at St. Marys Catholic Middle School participated in a “Mission to Mars” simulation at the Dresser-Rand Challenger Learning Center recently. In addition to the mission, students also took part in an extra venue activity (EVA)...

SMCES “dabs for David”

St. Marys Catholic Elementary was Dabbin' for David last week! On Friday, February 17, the students, faculty and staff members at SMCES traded in their uniforms for the day in support of David Smith, a fifth grade student at South St. Marys Street Elementary who is...

February Alumni Mass – Friday, February 24

The Elk County Catholic High School Alumni Association will hold its February Alumni Mass on Friday, February 24 at 9:05 a.m. at ECCHS. All graduates of Catholic education in Elk County are invited to attend and celebrate with the students, faculty and staff. The mass...

Video: Crusader basketball featured in WTAJ sports clip

Congratulations to the Crusaders on their back-to-back undefeated regular seasons! Also, good luck is extended to both the Crusaders and Lady Crusaders (as well as our other winter athletic teams!) as they enter post-season play! Click on the picture to the left to...

Final “Pass for Cash” Winners – February 14

Congratulations to our final set of winners and thank you to everyone who participated for their support of the ECCHS student athletes! 1st Quarter - Ticket #211 - Carla Wegemer 2nd Quarter - Ticket #198 - Irv & Amy Reichard 3rd Quarter - Ticket #193 - Joyce Bauer...

“Pass for Cash” Winners from February 10

Congratulations to the winners! 1st Quarter - Ticket #64 - Mike & Mimi DaCanal 2nd Quarter - Ticket #195 - Laurel Leuschel 3rd Quarter - Ticket #210 - David M. Caruso 4th Quarter - Ticket #41 - Dave Geci's Girls

SMCES makes donation to St. Marys Christian Food Bank

The St. Marys Catholic Elementary School recently donated 205 lbs. of canned food items to the St. Marys Christian Food Bank. Students and faculty collected all of the items during Catholic Schools Week. Pictured are several proud first grade students helping out...

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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

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