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.

Preschoolers “practice” for summer

Summer is upon us, and the four year-old preschool classes at St. Marys Catholic Elementary are “practicing” in the weeks leading up to it! “Summer Theme Days” are currently being held during the month of May in Mrs. Bridget Roberts’s...

Holiday Club Winners – Weeks 25 and 26

Congrats to the winners! Week 25 Amount Number Name $100 220 Dave Kronenwetter $80 789 Lucky 7 $75 152 Dot Straub $75 737 Ann Ecklund $75 182 Josh Bush $75 1199 Ottomar Spence   Week 26 Amount Number Name $100 300 Jeremy & Courtney Bauer $80 29 Jim Shippling...

Shoe Drive Update

Great news, everyone: The PTO has met its goal of 200 bags of shoes for the Shoe Drive! Thank you to everyone who donated – we appreciate your generosity! The PTO will continue to collect shoes at both ECCSS school buildings through June 4 and at the three...

Congrats, track and field teams!

Congratulations to our girls’ and boys’ track and field teams as they took 1st Place and 3rd Place respectively at last Friday’s District IX Class AA Meet in Kane! Check out the highlights here on...

May Alumni Mass – Wednesday, May 20

The Elk County Catholic High School Alumni Association will hold its May Alumni Mass on Wednesday, May 20 at 9:15 a.m. in the ECC Chapel. All graduates of Central High School and Elk County Christian/Catholic High School are invited to attend and celebrate with the...

Boys’ tennis team moves on in PIAA tournament

Congratulations to the ECC boys’ tennis team as they defeated Winchester Thurston in a very exciting match on Tuesday afternoon to move on to the quarterfinal round of the PIAA Class AA Team Tournament. The team edged the District 7 runner-up by a 3-2 score. The...

2015 Summer Camp Program

The 2015 Summer Camp Program booklets are finished! Click here to check out what is available this summer to the youth of our area. LOTS of great camps are being offered! We hope you will join...

Second Shoe Drive Collection – Saturday, May 16

Don’t forget! This Saturday, May 16 is the second collection for the ECCSS PTO Shoe Drive! The PTO is still in need of 1,500 pairs of shoes to meet their goal. Shoes can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the ECCHS / SMCMS cafeteria parking lot. Thank...

2015 ECCSS TV Commercial

“Don’t go” … unless you want a great Catholic education! In case you missed the debut of this year’s commercial, check it out now! Click the play button to watch. We hope you enjoy it! Also be sure to browse the rest of our website to...

The cafeteria is getting a makeover!

The HS/MS cafeteria is under construction! The area is getting a face lift, and we can’t wait to see the results! Here is a sneak peak of the...

Seniors participate in stock market game challenge

Mrs. Stubber’s Personal Finance class recently completed the Capitol Hill Stock Market Game Challenge. The class was split into four teams, all of which were sponsored by Rep. Glenn Thompson, and competed with 4,358 teams from across the country. The challenge...

Set your DVRs!

The 2015 Elk County Catholic School System TV commercial is set to debut on Monday, May 11 during the third hour of NBC’s The Today Show. Right now, the spot is scheduled to air at 9:36 a.m. However, that is subject to change. In case you’re not able to tune in, the...

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