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.

Students excel in Accelerated Math Program

This past summer, two St. Marys Catholic Elementary School students completed all 145 objectives from the fourth grade library of the Accelerated Math program and began the fifth grade library. Accelerated Math is a computer-generated individualized math program. This...

ECCSS Family Picnic and Bonfire – Thursday, August 28

It’s that time of year once again! The ECCSS Family Picnic and Bonfire will be held on Thursday, August 28 beginning with mass in the chapel at 4:30 p.m. Please join us as lots of fun, food and fellowship is on the agenda! The PTO will also be selling various...

Scrip Wednesday Evening Hours

For the rest of August, the Scrip Office will be open on Wednesday evenings from 7 – 8 p.m. Beginning September 3, the office will be open from 6 – 6:30 p.m.

A message from your Scrip Team…

Please note that in order for ANY retailer gift card to be reloaded online, the card MUST be in active status. Active status can be defined in two ways: 1.) The card must have a balance; 2.) If there is no balance on the card, the date the card is being...

Cheerleading Meeting – Thursday, August 14

There will be a meeting for any girl in grades 7-12 interested in participating in cheerleading (both fall and winter) for the upcoming school year. The meeting will be held on Thursday, August 14 at 8:15 p.m. in the ECCHS cafeteria. The meeting will last 45 minutes....

ECC yearbooks are in!

ECCHS yearbooks are in and are available for pick up in Mrs. Anderson’s room on Wednesday, August 13 and Thursday, August 14 until 2 p.m. Additional hours for next week will be posted at a later time.

Scrip News – Wednesday evening hours extended/writing checks

Due to the Information Night and Packet Pick-Up on Wednesday, August 13 at ECCHS, the Scrip on-hand hours will be extended from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Elementary School. Also, when writing out checks for your Scrip purchases, please make sure to only use black or...

Freshmen/Transfer Student Orientation – Wednesday, August 20

Orientation for freshmen and transfer students will be held on Wednesday, August 20 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at ECCHS. Lunch will be provided. Get your schedule, find your locker, meet your classmates, and have some fun! See you then, Crusaders!

A message from your Scrip Team …

Due to increased demand for BiLo/Elk County Foods, beginning this week the Scrip Office will be carrying $50 cards in the on-hand box. You can order $25 and $100 increments online under Elk County Foods. 

ECCSS seeking part-time cleaning person

ECCSS is seeking a part-time cleaning person for the St. Marys Catholic Elementary School. The position is four hours per weeknight with partially flexible work hours. If interested, please contact Frank Ginther at 814-788-0234 by Friday, August 15.

ECCSS not accepting American Express gift cards for tuition

A message from your Scrip Team … There had been talk around the Scrip Office recently that our patrons could use American Express gift cards to pay off their tuition bills. We’ve just been informed that it costs over $100 to run these cards in the Finance...

ECCSS “Back to School” Information Day – Tuesday, August 19

Want to be.a Crusader? It’s not too late! Join us for a “Back to School” Information Day at Elk County Catholic School System on Tuesday, August 19 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. This event will be held at both ECCSS school buildings for potential students and families....

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...

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