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.


Cafeteria volunteers needed – please help!

Do you have a few hours to spare? Want to be involved in our great school system? Please consider joining our team of caring parents, grandparents, alumni, and friends as a volunteer in our cafeterias! The time commitment is minimal and very flexible. If you can help...

September Alumni Mass

The Elk County Catholic High School Alumni Association will hold its September Alumni Mass on Friday, September 16 at 9:05 a.m. at ECCHS. All graduates of Central High School and Elk County Christian/Catholic High School are invited to attend and celebrate with the...

Student athletic passes now on sale!

Student season athletic passes are now on sale in the high/middle school main office during normal school hours. The cost is $20 and will allow admission to all home, regular season contests for any of the ECCHS-sponsored sports during the entire school...

Thoughts and prayers (and some e-cards) for Riley

As many of you are aware, Rylie Belsole, a sixth grade student at St. Marys Catholic Middle School, was struck by a car when exiting the bus at her bus stop Thursday afternoon. She was life-flighted to Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh where she is being...

Welcome to our new Crusaders!

New student welcome bags are ready to go! ECCSS saw 19 new students enroll in our schools this year – eight at the elementary school, five at the middle school, and six at the high school (including two international students). To all these students and their...

Happy First Day of School!

Pictured is fifth grader Grace Neubert getting off the bus on her last first day of school as an elementary school student (sorry if that makes you tear up, Mom!)   One day down, 179 to go! Have a great year,...

Holiday Club Winners – Weeks 35-39

Congratulations to the winners!! Week 35 Number Name $100 109 Steve Callen $80 219 unsold $75 1030 Nancy Fragale $75 1048 Greg & Cheryl Jerko $75 380 JoAnn Ryan $75 893 Cliff Pfoutz Week 36 Number Name $100 1110 Rita Carine $80 924 Dana Wolfe $75 749 Nathan Lenze...

A sure sign that the school year is starting …

The Family Picnic & Bonfire will be held on Thursday, August 25 at ECCHS/SMCMS starting with Mass in the chapel at 4:30 p.m. ALL are welcome to attend! To view the evening’s agenda, click on the following link: 2016 Family Picnic and Bonfire. See you...

High school yearbooks available for pick-up August 22-23

It’s kind of ironic that today is National Photography Day! High school yearbooks will be available for pick-up on Monday, August 22 from 1-3 pm and on Tuesday, August 23 from 10 am – 2:30 pm in Mrs. Anderson’s classroom...

Fourth graders study and write poetry

Last school year, Mrs. Cahilly’s fourth grade students learned and wrote many forms of poetry. These included: bio, verb, tanka, preposition, diamante, septet, partner, and free style. Students were tasked with reciting assigned poetry and choosing their own poems for...

HS/MS building closed through Sunday, August 14

The ECCHS/SMCMS building will be closed from Thursday, August 11 at 6 p.m. through Sunday, August 14. This includes the weight room. The building will reopen on Monday, August 15.

Job Opening at ECCSS: Cafeteria Assistant

ECCSS is seeking a high/middle school cafeteria assistant for the upcoming school year. Hours are from 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. for the duration of the 10-month school year. Duties include food prep, serving, and clean-up in a fast-paced environment. Being a team...

Still selling chances on a Pete Winklbauer original!

Chances will continue to be sold on the Pete Winklbauer painting on Tuesday, August 9 at the ECCSS Information Night/Packet Pick-Up that will be held at 6:30 at ECCHS/SMCMS. Chances will also be sold at the Family Picnic and Bonfire on Thursday, August 25. Chances are...

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Elk County Catholic School System

High School and Middle School

600 Maurus Street, Saint Marys, PA 15857

Saint Marys Catholic Elementary School

114 Queens Road, Saint Marys, PA 15857

Saint Boniface Elementary School

Saint Leo Catholic Elementary School