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.

Another message from the PTO regarding raffle tickets: PLEASE return!

This message is a reminder to please return all sold and unsold festival raffle tickets along with payment ASAP. Unfortunately, we are still missing over half the tickets. If you still have your tickets, it’s not too late to turn them in. Every registered family...

Important message regarding ECCSS email interruption from July 21-26

ECCSS will be switching email providers from the current provider (Gaggle) to a new provider (Google/Gmail). Email addresses will not be changing; faculty, staff, and students will still be using the same @eccss.org address. From Thursday, July 21 at noon until...

Little Spikers Volleyball Camp held

During the week of July 11, the Little Spikers Volleyball Skills Camp was held for girls entering grades 1 – 6. The camp was under the direction of the Elk County Catholic High School volleyball team and coaching staff. A total of 31 girls took part in the...

6th Annual ECCHS Athletic Association Golf Outing a Success

On Saturday, July 2 the 6th Annual Elk County Catholic High School Athletic Association Golf Outing was held at the Leaning Pines Golf Course in St. Marys. The tournament saw 12 teams participate in the four-person scramble on a perfect sunny summer day. Participants...

The Senior Class Garage Sale is TOMORROW!

The ECC Senior Class Garage Sale will be held on Thursday, July 14 from 3-7 p.m. and Friday, July 15 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the ECCHS cafeteria. Items include clothing, household items, toys, games, books, appliances, sporting goods, decorations, luggage, and...

“Working at the car wash, yeah …”

Don’t forget about the Senior Class Car Wash – Friday, July 8 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at St. Boniface Church in Kersey (weather permitting).   Please support the Class of...

Sports physicals for the 2016-17 school year

Physicals for Elk County Catholic High School student athletes for the 2016-2017 school year will be given on the following dates: Monday, July 11 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 13 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Monday, July 18 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Parents will be required...

Cleaning out this summer? We want your junk!

Save your discarded items for the ECC Senior Class Garage Sale! Drop off days will be on Monday, July 11 and Tuesday, July 12 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Wednesday, July 13 from 2 – 7 p.m. in the ECCHS cafeteria. The garage sale dates are Thursday, July 14...

Princess Camp was a royal success!

“Confidence Counts” Camp was recently held as part of the 2016 ECCSS Summer Camp Program. This “Princess Camp” started off each day with a “Good Morning” song, followed by story time that featured a theme for the day. One of the...

Fourth grade students donate to St. Marys Shade Tree Commission

This past spring, the St. Marys Shade Tree Commission made their annual visit to the fourth grade classes at St. Marys Catholic Elementary School. During the visit, representatives presented the students with trees to take home and plant. To show their appreciation...

ECC students fare well in area VFW audio essay contest

Recently, students at Elk County Catholic High School participated in the VFW’s Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Competition. The contest involved the students being administered a prompt and then recording themselves reading the essays they wrote. This year’s theme was...

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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