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.

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.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Pictured are the St. Marys Catholic Elementary School 5th grade students performing their Thanksgiving program following the ECCSS all-school mass at Queen of the World Church on Wednesday. We hope everyone has a blessed and enjoyable...

Hoehn and Geitner Scholarship Funds Transfer to ECCF

Mr. Sam MacDonald, president of the Elk County Catholic School System, is pleased to announce that ECCSS is transferring the Gilbert J. and Dorothy E. Hoehn Scholarship Fund and the Edna Geitner Bennett Memorial Scholarship Fund to the Elk County Community Foundation...

November Alumni Mass – Wednesday, November 19

The ECCHS Alumni Association will hold its November Alumni Mass on Wednesday, November 19 at 9:15 a.m. at ECCHS. All alumni members are invited to attend and celebrate with the students and faculty and staff. Breakfast will be served immediately following in the...

ECCSS receives scholarship funds through the EITC program

The Bridge Educational Foundation announced recently that scholarship money in the amount of $78,000 has been contributed to the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Scholarship Program to benefit local families. CSX Transportation, Chesapeake Energy, RBC Capital...

ECCSS PTO Holiday Club tickets now on sale

The ECCSS PTO is now selling their annual Holiday Club tickets. $35,000 will be raffled off throughout a 50 week period. Click here for more information on the drawings. The proceeds from this raffle will help the PTO reach its $115,000 commitment to the school...

Marianna Hoagie Pick-Up Reminder

Don’t forget to pick up your Marianna Hoagie orders on Thursday, November 13 between 3 – 5 p.m. in the ECCHS cafeteria. If you have any questions, please contact Jeanne Dippold at 594-2653.

ECCSS PTO to hold upcoming “Bag Bash” event

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 “be.fabulous Bag Bash,”...

A few messages from your Scrip Team …

We have added $10 Walmart and $10 Bath & Body Works cards to the on-hand inventory for the Christmas season. Start ordering your Christmas shopping cards early. November 21 will be the last day to put in online orders before Black Friday. Our on-hand stock goes...

Community Nurses to host events at ECC

The Community Nurses of Penn Highlands Elk will host two upcoming events at ECCHS. The first is the showing of “Honor Flight: One Last Mission” on Sunday, November 9 at 2 p.m. in the ECC Auditorium. The second is Community Resource Day on Tuesday, November...

Volleyball team to play Maplewood in first round of state playoffs

Congratulations to our varsity volleyball team as they became the District 9 “A” runners-up this past Saturday! The team will now move on to the state playoffs – they will play tonight, November 4 vs. Maplewood (District 10 champ) at Cochranton HS at...

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