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.

Elk and Cameron Counties High School Job Fair – Monday, April 20

The Community Education Center is excited to announce the following event: The First Annual Elk and Cameron Counties High School Job Fair Monday, April 20, 2015 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. St. Marys Area High School Click here for more information on the event. Please...

ECCSS receives grant from the Palumbo Charitable Trust

Recently, Elk County Catholic School System was the recipient of a grant in the amount of $150,000 from the A.J. and Sigismunda Palumbo Charitable Trust. One hundred thousand dollars has been designated for the funding of all Advanced Placement and dual enrollment...

The ECCHS Drama Department presents “The Addams Family”

They’re creepy and they’re kooky and they’re coming to a stage near you next Thursday, April 16! The ECCHS Drama Department presents “The Addams Family!” Click here for times and admission prices. We hope you can catch one of the four...

Updated athletic events …

Softball The game scheduled to be played at Sheffield on Friday, April 10 will now be attempted at Benzinger Park on Friday, April 10. Varsity will play at 4:15 p.m. with Jr. varsity to follow. Baseball The varsity and Jr. varsity games scheduled against Bradford on...

Tuesday, April 7 athletic events cancelled/rescheduled

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 Boys Tennis - The match that was scheduled to be played at Clearfield will now be played on Thursday, April 9. Baseball – The varsity game that was scheduled against DCC at Berwind Park will now be played on Thursday, April 30 starting at...

Straub receives post-season awards

Recently, ECC boys’ basketball coach Aaron Straub was the recipient of two high profile post-season awards – the Distinguished Service Award and the Sportsperson of the Year Award for Western Pennsylvania. The Distinguished Service Award, given by the...

Holiday Club Winners – Week 20 and Easter Winners

Congratulations!! Week 20: Amount Number Name $100 1040 Mike & Jerry Schloder $80 126 Wes & Shelli Meyer $75 1178 Holiday Club $75 13 Michael Anderson $75 652 Eppie Herzing $75 1002 Elaine Hoehn   Easter: Amount Number Name $400 1079 Barb & Blaine...

Calling all vendors!!

The ECCSS PTO Festival Committee is currently seeking vendors for its inaugural summer festival to be held on Saturday, August 22. Click here to download and print the Vendor Application Form. Please contact Jessica Fritz (rjfalf@yahoo.com) if you have any questions...

Easter Vacation

Elk County Catholic School System will have no school on Thursday, April 2 (Act 80 Day) and Friday, April 3 (Good Friday). Classes will resume on Monday, April 6. We hope everyone has a joyous and blessed Easter!

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