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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.

 

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.

 

Academics

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.

 

“Dreaming Big” Featured Students – Week 3

Here are this week's BIG DREAMERS (counter clockwise from top left): "I want to be a priest, and then eventually the Pope. I decided to pursue this vocation so that I can be closer to God. Brother Canice O.S.B. has been a HUGE influence and role model for me."  -...

St. Boniface students receive “a big batch of books”

Recently, a number of wonderful books were made available to the second/third grade class at St. Boniface Catholic School thanks to a grant from the St. Marys Area United Way and the Stackpole-Hall Foundation Youth Advisory Board.   These funds allowed each child a...

Fourth and fifth grade “Fine Arts Night” held at SMCES

The inaugural 4th and 5th grade "Fine Arts Night" that was held at St. Marys Catholic Elementary last week was a HUGE success! The event was very well-attended by parents, siblings, grandparents and friends who came to show their support for the students. The night...

Video: Financial aid applications due by Monday, April 17

The financial aid application deadline for the 2017-2018 school year is April 17. Be sure your paperwork is submitted by this date to ensure you are eligible for ALL sources of aid (both school and diocesan). *Please note that you do not need to be enrolled at ECCSS...

Problems with your Gardner’s Candy order?

If anyone has any issues with their Gardner's Candy order (missing a piece, broken item, etc.), please contact Mary Steele at the middle school at 834-2665 ext. 255 by Wednesday, April 5. Gardner's Candy will be contacted on this date to ensure these issues are...

Easter Candy Sale Pick-Up today, March 30

Just a reminder to everyone who ordered Easter candy that it can be picked up today, March 30 between 3-5 p.m. in the HS/MS cafeteria parking lot. Thank you!

Check out this week’s “Dreaming Big” kids!

"I want to be in the Air Force when I grow up. I will protect people."  - Dominic Muccio, 1st Grade "When I grow up, I want to be a nurse, because I like to help people who are old and young. I have a friend from my sign language class that is a nurse."  - Hannah...

New online Memorial Fund form

We have a new online form for the ECCSS Memorial Fund! Be sure to check it out the next time you would like to make a contribution in memory or in honor of someone. Just visit...

Fourth graders learn about Greek mythology

Mrs. Cahilly's 4th graders at St. Marys Catholic Elementary recently read "Hercules' Quest," a traditional myth. The students were then assigned the task of researching other myths about gods, goddesses, or characters that can do amazing things. After that, they were...

SMCES students enjoy “new additions” to science lab

As you may have already heard, the students at St. Marys Catholic Elementary are now the proud parents of two newly-adopted red-eared slider turtles! These turtles were a generous donation from the O’Leary family and are a wonderful, living addition to the school’s...

Elementary education teacher needed for 2017-18 school year

St. Marys Catholic Elementary School is now accepting applications for the position of full-time elementary education teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.   Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume by Monday, April 10 to:   Mrs. Debbie Slay,...

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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