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.

be.fabulous Bag Bash – Saturday, November 15

Calling all fashionistas, glamour girls, and lovers of all things bling-tastic! Are you ready for a girls’ night out!? Then we’ve got an event for you! The Elk County Catholic School System PTO invites you to join them in celebrating their inaugural “be.fabulous Bag...

Prayers requested for missing ECC alum

Please pray for the safe return of Cpl. Donovan Clancy ’06, who went missing while wading in heavy currents off the coast of Tinian on September 26. Donovan was assigned to Marine Wing Communication Squadron 18 base at Camp Foster, Okinawa. His family and his...

2014 Homecoming Queen Candidates and Escorts

Congratulations to our Homecoming Queen candidates on being nominated to the 2014 Homecoming Court! The Homecoming ceremony will be held at halftime of the varsity football game versus Ridgway on Friday, October 3. The candidates, from left to right, with their...

We won! Whoohoo!

Good news, everyone! We won the WJAC-TV Game of the Week contest! Thank you to everyone who worked so hard in voting for our game! WJAC will now broadcast portions of their Friday evening news live from our game beginning at 5 p.m. Our game will also lead coverage on...

Sounds of Autumn Band Competition – Saturday, September 27

The Sounds of Autumn Band Competition will be held on Saturday, September 27 at Dutch Country Stadium. The competition will begin at 12:45 p.m. with the playing of the national anthem and the first of 10 bands will perform at 1 p.m. Great food, a bake sale and awesome...

Portrait donated to elementary school

Recently, the portrait in the attached picture, “Dance of Grace,” was donated to St. Marys Catholic Elementary School by a family who wanted our students to see how Jesus was delighted by children. It is a nice reminder that we all need to “come as...

WJAC-TV Game of the Week Contest – please keep voting!

My goodness, everyone! We are doing GREAT in the WJAC-TV Game of the Week contest! In case you’re just joining the conversation, the ECC/Curwensville varsity football game scheduled for Friday is one of the nominees for the WJAC-TV Game of the Week. If our game...

ECC FLBA Club initiates highway beautification project

Click here to read a brief article from the Daily Press about the ECC FBLA Club members and their efforts in revitalizing the highway in St. Marys! Great job to all who are involved! Thank you for your efforts! Photo by Amy...

Friday’s varsity football game a nominee for “Game of the Week”

Friday’s anticipated varsity football game between ECC and Curwensville is one of the nominees for the WJAC-TV Game of the Week! If our game is chosen, WJAC-TV will broadcast portions of the Friday evening news from our game. Our game will also lead coverage on the...

Orders for ladies’ warmup jackets due this week

Don’t forget! Pre-orders are now being taken for the ladies’ ECC warmup jackets. The cost is $40 per jacket, and they are maroon with the gold Crusader cross and “ECC” on the left chest. The cross is also on the back in gold. Samples of the jackets in sizes...

ECC freshmen attend class retreat

On Monday, September 22, the ECC freshman class attended the first retreat of their high school years at the Methodist Pavilion on South Michael Street in St. Marys. The theme for the retreat was “Rooted in Christ,” and the event gave the students the...

New faculty and staff members for the 2014-2015 school year

Please help us in congratulating the “newest” members of the ECCSS faculty and staff on their new job positions! We have some new faces, but some of the others we already know pretty well. We say, “Welcome!” to some, and...

Reservations for Golden Grads Reunion due Monday, September 29

Reservations for the 34th Annual Golden Grads Reunion, hosted by the ECCHS Alumni Association, are due on Monday, September 29. This year’s Reunion will be held on Sunday, October 12 at ECCHS. Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel with a social and class...

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