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.

A message from your Scrip Team …

Please note that due to a delayed FedEx delivery, the Scrip Office will NOT be open on the morning of Wednesday, July 30. We will open Wednesday evening with extended hours from 6 – 8 p.m.  Hopefully, FedEx will have made the delivery by then so that you may...

New Scrip Location, Window and Drop Box

As of today, July 23, there is a new drop box for your online Scrip orders. A window has been cut into the right-side wall between the two sets of double doors on the large parking lot side of St. Marys Catholic Elementary School. The drop box is a slit in the window...

ECC sports physicals set for the week of July 21

The dates for ECC sports physicals have been set for Wednesday, July 23, Thursday, July 24, and Friday, July 25 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at ECCHS. To schedule a physical, please call the ECC main office between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.  You may pick up a physical packet...

Music Boosters Fundraisers

Click on the links below to read a few messages from our Music Boosters! Market Day Information $16,500 Football...

Elementary School yearbooks are in!

The 2013-2014 SMCES yearbooks are in, and they are wonderful! If you ordered one, please pick it up; main office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. There are a few extras if you wish to purchase one. The cost is...

ECCSS seeking teachers for the 2014-2015 school year

Elk County Catholic School System is in need of teachers for the 2014-15 school year for the following positions: Elementary Education (full-time); and Preschool (part-time). Promising candidates will be excited about working with us to build up the kingdom of God in...

Summer Camp News

Just a reminder that there are a few more summer camps to attend for the week of June 23! The camps are: Career Exploration Camp (Open to 10th – 12th grade students) It’s Fundamental (Science Camp – open to 4th – 6th grade students) Fun with...

Crusaders finish season as state runners-up

Congratulations to our Crusader baseball team as they ended their season with a fantastic 26-1 record and as the PIAA Class A state runners-up. The team lost a tough 2-1 state championship game in nine innings to the District 1 champion Devon Prep. We are so proud of...

New Scrip Office Location

As of Monday, June 13, 2014, the new Scrip Office will be located across the hall from the old office inside the St. Marys Catholic Elementary School building. After entering the double doors, the office is the first room on the right. Thank you for your continued...

Bag policy relaxed for state championship games/student bus cancelled

Two more pieces of news for you regarding Friday’s baseball game: The original bag policy for Penn State facilities that was released earlier this week has been revised to permit purses and bags when entering the baseball venue. Due to the number of individual...

Scrip Office closed on Wednesday, June 18

The Scrip Office will be closed on Wednesday, June 18, but it will be open from 7 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 19. The evening session will take place in the elementary school Scrip Office.

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