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.

Marianna Hoagie Pick-Up Reminder

Don’t forget to pick up your Marianna Hoagie orders on Thursday, November 13 between 3 – 5 p.m. in the ECCHS cafeteria. If you have any questions, please contact Jeanne Dippold at 594-2653.

ECCSS PTO to hold upcoming “Bag Bash” event

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 “be.fabulous Bag Bash,”...

A few messages from your Scrip Team …

We have added $10 Walmart and $10 Bath & Body Works cards to the on-hand inventory for the Christmas season. Start ordering your Christmas shopping cards early. November 21 will be the last day to put in online orders before Black Friday. Our on-hand stock goes...

Community Nurses to host events at ECC

The Community Nurses of Penn Highlands Elk will host two upcoming events at ECCHS. The first is the showing of “Honor Flight: One Last Mission” on Sunday, November 9 at 2 p.m. in the ECC Auditorium. The second is Community Resource Day on Tuesday, November...

Volleyball team to play Maplewood in first round of state playoffs

Congratulations to our varsity volleyball team as they became the District 9 “A” runners-up this past Saturday! The team will now move on to the state playoffs – they will play tonight, November 4 vs. Maplewood (District 10 champ) at Cochranton HS at...

Community Health Screening – Saturday, November 8

The annual Community Health Screening sponsored by Penn Highlands Elk will be held on Saturday, November 8 from 6:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. at ECCHS. Check out the attached flyer for more details on what is available. Our ECC Music Boosters will provide a heart...

8th graders visit Wallops Island

The eighth graders at the St. Marys Catholic Middle School had a great time on their field trip to Wallops Island. The students, along with parent and teacher chaperones, spent several days in Virginia for a science workshop. The kids had a rigorous schedule, getting...

Good luck!

Good luck to our varsity girls’ soccer, boys’ soccer, and volleyball teams as they compete in their respective District 9 tournaments tonight, October 28! The volleyball team will take on Ridgway at 6:30 p.m. at ECC, while the soccer teams will travel to...

Music Boosters Football Raffle – Final Week

The final drawing of the ECCHS Band Boosters Football Raffle was held this past Saturday, October 25. Drawings have been held after each quarter of each home varsity football game. The final winners are: First Quarter Winner ($500) – Kenneth and Carolyn Huber Second...

Senior Class Haunted House and Hayride

Please join us in support of the ECC Senior Class on Sunday, October 26 as they host their annual Haunted House and Hayride to benefit their class trip. The event will run from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at ECCHS. Click here for more details on this spooooooky event...

ECCSS Director of Advancement Position

ECCSS is seeking applicants for the full-time position of Director of Advancement. The person hired for this position must be a practicing Catholic in good standing and be able to advance the mission of the school system through procurement of charitable gifts and...

ECC Marching Band takes 1st Place at Chapter Championship

This past Saturday, the ECC Marching Band took 1st Place at the TOB Allegheny Mountain 2-A Chapter XI Championship! The students posted a score of 89.06 taking High Drum Major, High Visuals, High Auxiliary and High Music. Congratulations to our band members and...

October Alumni Mass

The ECCHS Alumni Association will hold its October Alumni Mass on Wednesday, October 22 at 9:15 a.m. at ECCHS. All alumni members are invited to attend and celebrate with the students and faculty and staff. Breakfast will be served immediately following in the...

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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