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.

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to all the teachers out there! Thank you for all the knowledge you instill, the guidance you provide, and the sacrifices you make on behalf of your...

ECCHS holds May Crowning ceremony

ECCHS held its annual May Crowning during the school’s weekly Mass celebration on Friday, April 29. Senior Mary Kraus had the honor of crowning the Blessed Mother during the ceremony. “May the Blessed Mother come into your life today with a special...

Holiday Club Winners – Weeks 19-22

Congratulations to the winners! Week 19     Amount Number Winner $100 335 unsold $80 1036 Jacque Caringla $75 348 Veronica Ferragine $75 86 Anne Kronenwetter $75 111 Rose Anne Reuscher $75 1075 unsold Week 20     Amount Number Winner $100 30 unsold $80 240 Tim Gerg...

Preschool students practice for kindergarten

Recently, the preschool students at St. Marys Catholic Elementary were taught the steps of going through the cafeteria lunch line as practice for kindergarten. Before receiving their lunches, the students read a book called “Please, Mr. Panda” which...

FBLA supports Ronald McDonald House Charities

The ECC FBLA chapter joined with other chapters across the state of Pennsylvania to support Ronald McDonald House Charities, the FBLA state project for this year. Besides raising money for the organization, chapters also collected can tabs. In the final weeks of the...

Every vote counts!

While registered voters will be going to the polls on Tuesday, April 26 to cast ballots in the hyped-up primary election for nominations of U.S. president, students at St. Marys Catholic Elementary participated in their own primaries. Displayed outside Principal...

ECC seniors participate in mock interviews

Seniors at Elk County Catholic High School recently participated in “mock interviews” as part of the career preparation activities offered at the school. Representatives from Alpha Sintered Metals, Metaldyne, North Central, Northwest Savings Bank, and the St. Marys...

A message from the ECCSS PTO regarding Race for Education

Thank you to everyone who turned in labels for this year’s Race for Education! Because of your support, we sent out 3,981 mailers! We truly appreciate all the help and support from our parents, teachers, family and friends to help make this our biggest fundraiser. The...

FBLA students participate in state conference

Eight members of ECCHS’s Future Business Leaders of America Club, accompanied by advisers Fr. Ross Miceli and Mrs. Marlene Stubber, attended the State Leadership Conference in Hershey, PA from April 10-13. Each of the students qualified to attend the conference...

6th graders place first in regional religion competition

On Wednesday, April 14, a team of 6th grade students from St. Marys Catholic Middle School took first place in the regional “To Know and To Serve” religion competition sponsored by the Catholic Schools Office of the Diocese of Erie. The sixth graders will now travel...

Third graders channel their inner Michaelangelo through art project

The Sistine Chapel ceiling, painted by Michelangelo between 1508 and 1512, is one of the most renowned artworks of the High Renaissance. Contrary to popular belief, Michelangelo painted his Book of Genesis-inspired masterpieces in a standing position; but maybe it was...

ECCSS Tobacco-Free Policy

Elk County Catholic School System recognizes that smoking any substances presents a public health hazard. The system is dedicated to providing a healthy, comfortable and educationally productive learning environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. As such...

ECC students to perform at Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary

Seven Elk County Catholic High School marching band students will experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity on December 7, 2016 as they have been selected to perform at the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The band members, along with 55 others from...

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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