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.

Bradford volleyball team hosts “Dig Pink” Night

During their recent match with ECC, the senior members of the Bradford varsity volleyball team held a “Dig Pink” Night in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Raffles and a bake sale were held with the proceeds benefiting breast cancer research....

Band Boosters Football Raffle Winners – Week 3

The third drawing of the ECCHS Band Boosters Football Raffle was held this past Friday, October 3. Drawings are held after each quarter of each home varsity football game. The winners from week 3 are: First Quarter Winner ($250) – Amy Bauer Second Quarter Winner...

We won … AGAIN!

Guess what, everybody!? We won the WJAC-TV Game of the Week Contest AGAIN! The Central and Chestnut Ridge fans gave us a run for our money, but we prevailed! Thank you to everyone in the ECC and Ridgway communities who spent some time in the last week voting for our...

Fifth grade students travel to Erie for retreat

On Wednesday, September 24 the St. Marys Catholic Elementary School fifth grade students, along with the fifth grade students from St. Boniface and St. Leo, traveled to Erie for their retreat. The day focused on vocations and included trips to St. Marks Seminary (a...

“Crusaders Hope” Pink Day Shirts now for sale!

This year’s shirts will be neon pink with white lettering. The logo on the front of the shirt will allow wearers to write a personalized message of hope in the circle if desired. Check out the design, the order form and all the other details by clicking here....

Don’t forget to vote for the WJAC-TV Game of the Week!

Don’t forget to vote for the ECC/Ridgway varsity football game for this week’s WJAC-TV Game of the Week! The Central/Chestnut Ridge game has slightly closed the gap on our lead – let’s not let them come back! When convenient, please continue to...

be.fabulous Bag Bash – Saturday, November 15

Calling all fashionistas, glamour girls, and lovers of all things bling-tastic! Are you ready for a girls’ night out!? Then we’ve got an event for you! The Elk County Catholic School System PTO invites you to join them in celebrating their inaugural “be.fabulous Bag...

Prayers requested for missing ECC alum

Please pray for the safe return of Cpl. Donovan Clancy ’06, who went missing while wading in heavy currents off the coast of Tinian on September 26. Donovan was assigned to Marine Wing Communication Squadron 18 base at Camp Foster, Okinawa. His family and his...

2014 Homecoming Queen Candidates and Escorts

Congratulations to our Homecoming Queen candidates on being nominated to the 2014 Homecoming Court! The Homecoming ceremony will be held at halftime of the varsity football game versus Ridgway on Friday, October 3. The candidates, from left to right, with their...

We won! Whoohoo!

Good news, everyone! We won the WJAC-TV Game of the Week contest! Thank you to everyone who worked so hard in voting for our game! WJAC will now broadcast portions of their Friday evening news live from our game beginning at 5 p.m. Our game will also lead coverage on...

Sounds of Autumn Band Competition – Saturday, September 27

The Sounds of Autumn Band Competition will be held on Saturday, September 27 at Dutch Country Stadium. The competition will begin at 12:45 p.m. with the playing of the national anthem and the first of 10 bands will perform at 1 p.m. Great food, a bake sale and awesome...

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