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.

High school students donate to local charities

Tuesday, November 24 marked ECC’s annual Project Gifts for Elk County toy collection. The students were asked to bring in small gifts to donate to the organization, which provides toys to underprivileged children in our area each Christmas season. In addition to...

ECCSS Thanksgiving Break

The Thanksgiving Break for ECCSS students will begin on Wednesday, November 25 and continue through Monday, November 30. Classes will resume on Tuesday, December 1. May you all have a blessed and safe holiday break! Happy Thanksgiving!

SMCES holds special Veterans’ Day mass and social

On Wednesday, November 11, St. Marys Catholic Elementary School held a special Veterans’ Day Mass at Queen of the World Church. In the weeks leading up to the day, the students were encouraged to invite a veteran to attend the mass with them, and they learned...

ECCSS approved for Young Lungs at Play program

Elk County Catholic School System was recently approved for the Department of Health’s program Young Lungs at Play for having a 100% tobacco-free policy. The program aims at partnering with agencies in eliminating children’s exposure to secondhand smoke at...

Have you submitted your FBLA clothing order yet?

Don’t forget – orders are due on Monday, November 23! These high quality Crusader clothing options make the best Christmas presents! Come and try on actual garments in the ECCHS Library / FBLA School Store. Show your Crusader Pride with these limited...

Attention: Position open in the Crusader Café!

Are you looking for a great way to spend a few hours? Consider joining the Middle and High School Food Service Team as a substitute. This paid position would operate on an as-needed basis for approximately four or five hours a day from 8 or 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m....

November Alumni Mass – Friday, November 20

The Elk County Catholic High School Alumni Association will hold its November Alumni Mass on Friday, November 20 at 9:05 a.m.* at ECCHS. *Please note the day and time change from last year. All graduates of Central High School and Elk County Christian/Catholic High...

FBLA + Dodgeball = SUCCESS!

Congratulations to our FBLA Dodgeball Business Division winners, “Not Your Average Joe Daghirs”, who defeated the Allegheny Coating Goats to win the title. Congratulations, too, to all the high school and middle school teams who participated. HS/MS winners...

Middle school students ranked in the nation in Newz Brain game

Keeping current is essential in today’s fast-moving world. The students in Mrs. Kronenwetter’s social studies classes take that to heart as they are required to read or listen to the news each week. Then, they are asked to take an online quiz consisting of...

New ECC Sportswear Available Online

Check out all the new Crusader Gear with our New Online Store! Orders will be accepted until November 23rd. These HIGH QUALITY Crusader clothing options make the best Christmas presents! Come and try on actual garments in the ECCHS Library / FBLA School Store. Show...

Alum Ryan Seelye

Ryan Seelye (class of 2015) was recently featured on the Pitt Panther Basketball program (from Friday, November 6, 2015). #50, freshman, forward, 6-6. What is your favorite aspect of the game of basketball? Seeing yourself get better. If you look at your career and...

Town Hall Tuesday on The River

ECC on The River: This week we talk with Mr. Sam MacDonald, President of ECCSS, along with Lindsey Straub. We will talk about the recent tree planting program, completed by FBLA students at the school, new faculty members, and the 2nd annual Bag Bash, planned for...

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Watch our latest commercial highlighting students from the entire Elk County Catholic School System! Don’t go… unless!

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Elk County Catholic School System

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