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.

2015 Prom Court

Congratulations to our 2015 ECC Prom Court Nominees! Picture #1 – Queen Nominees: Lizzy Glatt, Darby Hetrick, Ellie Pearson, Natalie Reichard, and Sophie Yanak King Nominees: Bryan Hansen, Luke Hoffman, Ryan Seelye, Josh Zelinski, and Tyler Zelinski Picture #2...

Prom attendees, please be safe!

A reminder to all attending the prom this weekend to please be safe! Thank you also to all the area emergency personnel who donated their time and resources as they helped portray the consequences of driving under the influence to our students through this...

Summer Scrip Hours

Beginning June 10, the Scrip Office will only be selling every other Wednesday morning and evening (8:30 – 11 a.m., 6 – 6:30 p.m.). Also, online orders will only be submitted every other week during the summer months. Please print out the summer calendars...

Freshmen Scheduling Information

As promised, below is the information for freshmen scheduling for the 2015-2016 school year: Freshman Class Scheduling Presentation Freshman Courses of Study Freshman Registration...

Teacher Appreciation Week: May 4 – 8, 2015

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to all the teachers out there, especially to our own here at ECCSS! You have one of the hardest jobs in the world, and we thank you for your dedication to our students each...

Thank A Nun Day is Tuesday, May 5!

Today, May 5 is Thank A Nun Day! Please share a message or photo on social media about the Catholic nuns—past and present—who have made a difference in your life as a way to say “Thank You” to the Sisters who have dedicated their lives to serving, encouraging and...

Indoor Guard ends season on a high note

Congratulations to the ECCHS Indoor Guard as the team took 2nd Place at the 43rd Annual TIA Atlantic Coast Championships this past weekend in Wildwood, NJ! Congratulations on a job well done and an awesome season! Congratulations also goes out to Brittany Lenze as she...

ECCSS announces new scholarship fund

  The Advancement Office of Elk County Catholic School System (ECCSS) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Albert A. and Cecilia Prechtl Scholarship Fund. From the $10,000 contribution, a total of $1,000 will be distributed annually from the fund – one...

Upperclassmen Scheduling Information

Below please find the appropriate documents needed for scheduling classes for the 2015-2016 school year. Information for next year’s freshman class will be available soon. Seniors: Senior Class Scheduling Presentation Senior Courses of Study Senior Registration...

Elementary school students to attend Challenge 24 competition

Do you like a challenge? The students at St. Marys Catholic Elementary School do! The fourth and fifth graders have been working hard all year learning and practicing their math skills, and one of the tools they utilized was the Challenge 24 game. The classes recently...

We are ALMOST there!!!

We have reached 90% of our Race for Education goal! Please help us get the rest of the way! There’s still time to donate! Click here to donate through PayPal! Thank you for your support of our...

We still need your SHOES!

The ECCSS PTO is still in need of 60 bags of shoes to meet their goal of 200 bags! Each bag contains 25 pairs of shoes for a total of 1,500 pairs! Your shoes can be dropped off on Saturday, May 16 at the Elk County Catholic High School / St. Marys Catholic Middle...

Holiday Club Winners – Week 24

Congratulations! Amount Number Name $100 75 Holiday Club $80 626 Holiday Club $75 1112 Alberta Tagliaferi $75 357 Mike Avenali $75 634 John Diebel Sr. $75 7 3 J’s & 2 S’s &...

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