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.

Lady Crusader state softball game postponed

The ECC vs. Cochranton PIAA semifinal softball game is postponed until Tuesday, June 9 at 3 p.m. in Slippery Rock due to the threat of thunderstorms. Can’t make the game? Listen live on The River 98.9 by clicking...

Lady Crusader softball team moves on to western finals

How ’bout them Crusaders!? Way to fight, girls! The Lady Crusaders defeated West Branch in nine innings in walk-off fashion AGAIN on Thursday afternoon to advance to the western finals of the PIAA “A” Softball Tournament. Watch the game highlights by...

St. Marys to be featured on “Your Town” series

On Friday, June 5, WJAC-TV will feature the city of St. Marys as the first location on the station’s summer series “Your Town.”  The news crew will be broadcasting live from Straub Brewery on Friday beginning at 5:30 p.m. ECCSS President Sam...

Can’t make it to the softball game today?

Click here to listen to The River 98.9’s live broadcast of the girls’ softball state playoff game today, June 4 against West Branch! The broadcast starts at 1:50 p.m. Let’s go,...

June 2015 e-newsletter

The June 2015 e-newsletter is here!! Click here to read all about what’s new and exciting at ECCSS!

3D printer at ECCHS being put to good use

Mitchell Smithbauer, Class of 2015, is shown with his 3D model of a train that he designed and printed using the CAD software and the new 3D printer available in the CAD lab at ECC. Mitchell worked on this independent project throughout the second semester in his...

Lady Crusaders win!

The girls’ softball team won in dramatic fashion on Tuesday afternoon by edging Hope for Hyndman Charter School by a 3-2 score. A walk off single by Abbey Bauer in the 7th inning sealed the deal for the Lady Crusaders. Click here to watch the highlights. The...

Athletic Association to hold 5th Annual Golf Outing

The Elk County Catholic High School Athletic Association invites you to support Crusader athletics at its 5th Annual Golf Outing on Saturday, June 27 at the Bavarian Hills Golf Course in St. Marys. The registration fee includes greens fees and a cart, a continental...

Student receives award from DuBois Business College

Junior Nick Gismondi was recently awarded the Business Achievement Award from DuBois Business College. This award is given each year to a student that excels in the field of business. Nick is an active member of FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) as well as an...

ECCSS to hold summer camp programs for area youth

Elk County Catholic School System is pleased to continue its summer camp program for the students of our area. Most camps are open to all students, not just those who attend ECCSS. Camps focus in the areas of religion, athletics, science, drama, and art and are held...

State playoff softball game postponed

The ECC vs. Hope for Hyndman PIAA softball game that was scheduled for Monday, June 1 at 4 p.m. at Brockway Area High School has been moved to Tuesday, June 2 at 4:30 p.m. at Brockway Area High School.

Congrats, Seniors!

Congratulations to the Class of 2015 as they become part of the ECCHS Alumni Community this weekend! We are so proud of your accomplishments and wish you all the best. “… You’re off to great places, you’re off and...

Softball team wins D9 championship

Congratulations to our softball team as they brought home the District 9 “A” Championship on Thursday evening! The girls’ edged Smethport, 1-0 in nine innings, to capture the title. The team will now play on Monday, June 1 against the District 5...

Uniform Order Forms

Click on the links below to view the 2015-2016 Flynn O’Hara Uniforms order forms: Girls...

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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Elk County Catholic School System

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