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.

ECC students to perform at Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary

Seven Elk County Catholic High School marching band students will experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity on December 7, 2016 as they have been selected to perform at the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The band members, along with 55 others from...

Athletic updates for Tuesday, April 12

The boys’ tennis match at DuBois Area and the track and field meet at Brookville are on as scheduled for today, April 12. The varsity softball game scheduled at Brockway is cancelled for today. It is rescheduled for Friday, April 15 in Brockway with a new start...

International students win video contest through Cambridge Institute

Recently, the Cambridge Institute of International Education hosted its inaugural “I Love My School” video contest. The contest was open to all Cambridge Network schools throughout the US, and the goal of the contest was to encourage Cambridge students to...

Reminder: Financial aid applications due on Friday, April 15

Just a reminder that the Erie Diocese and ECCSS financial aid applications are due on Friday, April 15. The diocesan application must be postmarked by Friday, April 15 while the ECCSS application must be submitted to the Finance Office by Friday, April 15. Both forms...

April Alumni Mass

The Elk County Catholic High School Alumni Association will hold its April Alumni Mass on Friday, April 15 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 students,...


Congratulations goes out to the cast and crew of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on four fantastic performances! Your hard work over the past few months was evident onstage this past weekend. Thank you for sharing your talents with our community! Photos...

Health & Wellness

JoAnn Schatz, Director of Nutrition Services, and Samantha Forster, Patient Coordinator at Penn Highlands Elk, brought healthy smoothies to all three lunches at the middle and high school on Wednesday, March 30 as part of the Walking Life Health and Wellness...

Athletic events cancelled for Monday, April 4

The athletic events scheduled for today, April 4 have been cancelled due to the cold and wet weather. The rescheduled dates are as follows: BOYS’ TENNIS at DCC (Monday, April 4) rescheduled for Wednesday, April 6 at City Park in DuBois at 3:30 p.m. VARSITY...


Recycling is important to help save Mother Earth. Mr. Vogt’s sixth grade students at St. Mary’s Catholic Middle School recently completed a recycling project that helped them learn abut what they can do to keep the world beautiful. Students were asked to create...


With Easter coming soon, the students at the St. Marys Catholic Elementary School learned more about the season. During their studies, they discovered the events of Palm Sunday, the week before Easter when Jesus entered Jerusalem. After they understood all that went...

Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Come join us at the Elk County Catholic High School Auditorium as our High School Drama Department presents JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT! The musical runs from March 31st through April 3rd. Showtimes are 8:00 PM for the Thursday, Friday, &...

SMCMS K’Nex Team Headed to State Competition

On Wednesday, March 2, the K’Nex Konnectors from St. Marys Catholic Middle School participated in the Thermo Fisher Education STEM Design Challenge held at Port Allegany High School. After competing against 25 middle school teams, the Konnectors placed first....

American Red Cross Donation

Presenting a check to ECC Alumni, Mr. Steve Zimmett ’66, are 3rd Graders, Gerrianne Vogt, Michael Belsole, Allen Singer, and Gianna Bille. Money Collected from the elementary faculty, staff, and students on the February dress down day was donated to the American...

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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