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.

Princess Camp was a royal success!

“Confidence Counts” Camp was recently held as part of the 2016 ECCSS Summer Camp Program. This “Princess Camp” started off each day with a “Good Morning” song, followed by story time that featured a theme for the day. One of the...

Fourth grade students donate to St. Marys Shade Tree Commission

This past spring, the St. Marys Shade Tree Commission made their annual visit to the fourth grade classes at St. Marys Catholic Elementary School. During the visit, representatives presented the students with trees to take home and plant. To show their appreciation...

ECC students fare well in area VFW audio essay contest

Recently, students at Elk County Catholic High School participated in the VFW’s Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Competition. The contest involved the students being administered a prompt and then recording themselves reading the essays they wrote. This year’s theme was...

Senior Class Garage Sale – We want your junk!

Cleaning out this summer? Save your discarded items for the ECC Senior Class Garage Sale! Drop off days will be on Monday, July 11 – Wednesday, July 13 at ECCHS. The garage sale dates are Thursday, July 14 and Friday, July 15 in the ECCHS cafeteria. Thanks you...

ECCHS Athletic Association to host 6th Annual Golf Outing

The Elk County Catholic High School Athletic Association invites you to support Crusader athletics at its 6th Annual Golf Outing. The four-person scramble will be held on Saturday, July 2 at the Leaning Pines Golf Course in St. Marys. The registration fee includes...

Scrip News: New office location!

The Scrip Team is excited to announce that its new office will be located in the current band room/old preschool room of the St. Marys Catholic Elementary School due to the previous location being utilized as a classroom for the upcoming school year. You may enter the...

High School Summer Reading Reminder

The entire Elk County Catholic High School community will engage in a school-wide Summer Reading program for the 2016-17 school year. All students in grades 9-12, as well as faculty, will be required to read the inspirational biography by Jason Evert: St. John Paul...

Personal Finance class tests their knowledge in Monopoly tournament

Mrs. Stubber’s Personal Finance class concluded a great semester of learning by putting their financial skills into action through a Monopoly tournament. Students enjoyed the opportunity to invest in property and make financial decisions while attempting to...

ECC Music Boosters Summer Cash Bash – Sunday, June 12

There are still tickets available for the ECC Music Boosters Summer Cash Bash that will be held on Sunday, June 12 from 5 – 8 p.m. at the St. Marys Sportsman Club. There will be 37 drawings equaling a payout of $6,800! You do not need to be present to win. For...

A message from the ECCSS PTO … Check out these statistics!

THANK YOU for your commitment to Catholic education! Together, we raised $115,000 this year and put it ALL back into our schools! This year, the ECCSS Community sold: • 1,323 magazines • 298 pieces of Easter candy • 6,236 hoagies • 1,249 pizzas We attended the Summer...

ECC junior receives award from Dubois Business College

Justin Johnson, a junior at ECCHS, has been chosen as this year’s recipient of the Business Achievement Award from DuBois Business College. This award is given each year to a student that excels in the field of business. Justin is the president of the ECC FBLA...

Alumni Association Spring Business Meeting – Tuesday, May 31

The ECCHS Alumni Association Spring Business Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 31 at 7 p.m. at the ECCSS Administration Building. All alumni members are invited to attend, especially class representatives. Please join us as we wrap up and review this year’s events...

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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