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.

Welcome to our new faculty and staff members!

The following individuals will be joining the ECCSS community as new faculty and staff members for the upcoming school year: Debbie Slay, Elementary School Principal Abby Zampogna, 5th Grade Teacher Janet Cahilly, 4th Grade Teacher Amanda Wingard, Elementary School...

Freshman and New Student Orientation

Freshman and New Student Orientation will be held on August 19 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Lunch will be provided. See you then, Class of 2019!

2015 Information Night and Packet Pick-Up – Tuesday, August 11

Please join us for the 2015 ECCSS Information Night and Packet Pick-Up on Tuesday, August 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the ECCHS/SMCMS auditorium. There will be a short informational program on topics of importance for the 2015-2016 school year. Beginning-of-the-year packets...

ECCSS Job and Coaching Opportunities

ECCSS is in need of individuals to fill several positions within the school system. Please click here to learn more about these opportunities.

Class of 2016 Garage Sale

Please support the Class of 2016’s Garage Sale! Item donations can be dropped off on July 21-23 between 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the ECCHS cafeteria. The garage sale will take place on July 24-25 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the...

There’s still time to sign up for summer camps!

There’s still time to sign up for the last couple camps of this summer! The two science camps (being held the week of July 20) as well as Mosaic Camp (being held the week of July 27) are still accepting applicants! Click here for more information. To register...

Holiday Club Winners – July 4th, Weeks 33 and 34

Congratulations to the winners!! 4th July Number Name $400 849 Missy & Diane $300 511 Amy & Jane $200 134 Pam Diiulio $100 1131 Steve & Veronica     Week 33 Number Name $100 1065 Cindy Yetzer $80 533 Vivian Rigard $75 277 unsold $75 283 Lynn...

Phillips Jewelers donates to ECCSS

Recently, Phillips Jewelers in St. Marys gave a donation for scholarship to Elk County Catholic School System (ECCSS). The donation will be split between Elk County Catholic High School and St. Marys Catholic Middle School and will provide aid to families who are in...

Teams still being accepted for Athletic Association Golf Outing

Teams are still being accepted for the 5th Annual ECC Athletic Association Golf Outing that has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 25 at the Bavarian Hills Golf Course in St. Marys! To register a team, please email Aaron Straub (strauba@eccss.org) with team...

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Online orders need to be submitted with payment by Wednesday, July 1 at midnight in order for them to be delivered on July 8th. Sorry for the inconvenience. Also, we are requiring all online orders to be submitted with PrestoPay from now on. This was supposed to be in...

Don’t forget to order uniforms!

Thursday, July 2 is the last day to get free shipping on orders of $90 or more from Flynn O’Hara! Click here for more information, order forms, and to be redirected to the Flynn O’Hara...

FBLA in Chicago

Elric LaValle and Jenna Labant stand near one of the many bridges in Chicago (note the sign between them!)   They are competing at the national level for FBLA in the field of Hospitality Managment. Stay tuned for more leadership updates throughout the week!...

Athletic Association Golf Tourney postponed

Due to the heavy downpours on Saturday, June 27, the 5th Annual Elk County Catholic Athletic Association Golf Scramble was postponed. It is rescheduled for Saturday, July 25 with registration from 7:30-8:15 and play starting at 8:30 a.m. If you are interested in...

Holiday Club Winners – Weeks 30 and 31

Congratulations to the winners! Week 30: Amount Number Name $100 876 Denny & Janice $80 708 Rudy Haller $75 11 Lyra Rupprecht $75 579 Shirley Hillebrand $75 740 George Bauer $75 335 Frank Troha   Week 31: Amount Number Name $100 611 Mary Ann Lazore $80 459...

Sign-ups for ECC Golf Outing still being accepted

It’s not too late to sign up for the ECC Athletic Association Golf Outing on Saturday, June 27 at Bavarian Hills Golf Course in St. Marys. Click here for more information on the event. Please email Aaron Straub at strauba@eccss.org to register your team. Please...

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