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.

Ashes to Ashes

Ash Wednesday, February 10th, began the season of Lent for all Catholics. This past Wednesday all of the students at the St. Marys Catholic Middle School and the Elk County Catholic High School attended their weekly mass. Father Ross and Father Alfred were both...

ECCSS donates to Penn Highlands Elk Women’s Imaging Center

On Monday, February 1, the students at Elk County Catholic School System presented Karen Hazlett, Penn Highlands Healthcare Marketing/PR Specialist, with a donation from the school system’s Pink Day activities that were held in October. A collection totaling $1,726...

International Student Host Family Meeting – Thursday, February 4

Just a reminder … Elk County Catholic High School will hold an information session for anyone interested in becoming a host family for an international student during the 2016-2017 school year. The session will be held on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 6:30 p.m....

It’s Catholic Schools Week!

Happy Catholic Schools Week, everyone! This year’s celebration kicked off with a Monday morning all-system Mass at Queen of the World Church. The students, faculty and staff members of ECCSS, St. Boniface and St. Leo were in attendance. What a great way to start...

ECCHS students to attend District Honor Chorus

Three Elk County Catholic High School students will be attending the PMEA District 2 Honor Chorus in Corry, PA.   Kendra Smithbauer, Marcy Smith, and Abbey Gerg (missing from photo) will spend three days rehearsing with students from around the Northwestern PA area.  ...

Good luck, Competitive Spirit Squad!

Good luck to our Competitive Spirit Cheer Squad as they gear up to compete in the PIAA Championships in Hershey! The girls will compete in the preliminary round of the Small Varsity Division at 7:14 p.m. tonight, January 29. “Throwback” to a few Saturdays...

SMCMS Information Night – Wednesday, February 3

St. Marys Catholic Middle School will host “Information Night” on Wednesday, February 3 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. The night is designed to allow parents the opportunity to learn about the programs available at SMCMS. Tours will be offered, but there is no...

ECCHS students to attend District Band Festival

Four Elk County Catholic High School students will be attending the PMEA District 2 Band Festival at Cameron County High School on January 28-30.   Emily Miller, Juliana Silveri, Simon Glatt, and Kendra Smithbauer (pictured from left to right) will spend three days...

PTO Holiday Club Winners – Weeks 8 and 9

Week 8 Amount Number Winner $100 620 Pat & Cindy Herzing $80 625 Gerry & Sue Riddle $75 733 unsold $75 601 unsold $75 990 Ross Depanfilis $75 872 Bill Conrad Week 9 Amount Number Winner $100 305 Esther Brown $80 383 unsold $75 737 Ann Ecklund $75 219 unsold...

International Student Host Family Meeting – Thursday, February 4

Elk County Catholic High School will hold an information session for anyone interested in becoming a host family for an international student during the 2016-2017 school year. The session will be held on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in the middle/high...

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Elk County Catholic School System

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