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Catholic Identity

There are ever-present reminders to our students that God is part of all 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 our Catholic education.


Whether it be advancing to kindergarten or graduating from high school, each student at ECCSS is prepared. Our students are able to read, write, calculate, think critically and work as a team. At every grade level, our students are equipped for what lies ahead due to a committed, diverse and passionate group of faculty and staff members that hold various degrees and certifications. The solid foundation provided in our schools ready students for their next steps.

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.

Science class at St. Leo teaches students critical thinking skills

Nature Studies, the 8th-grade science class at St. Leo School, features a classical approach to learning in addition to encouraging students to think critically. The class is overseen by teacher Kristen Boyer. Pictured are students working on a lab to determine how...

High school students take the Pringles Ring Challenge

Recently in Mrs. Novosel's AP Calculus BC class, the students participated in the Pringles Ring STEM Challenge. The goal of the activity was to make a ring out of Pringles using no adhesives. Challenge Complete! The seniors that participated include Isaac Gradl,...

Early dismissal for Wednesday, February 20

St. Marys Area schools will be dismissing early today, February 20. St. Marys Catholic Middle School and Elk County Catholic High School will be releasing at 11:40 a.m. and St. Marys Catholic Elementary and St. Boniface School will be releasing at 12:30 p.m. All ECC...

February Alumni Mass – Friday, February 22

The Elk County Catholic High School Alumni Association will hold its February Alumni Mass on Friday, February 22 at 9:05 a.m. at ECCHS. All graduates of Central High School and Elk County Christian/Catholic High School are invited to attend and celebrate with the...

Kindergarten students “hop” for muscular dystrophy

Recently, the kindergarten students at St. Marys Catholic Elementary participated in a Hop-A-Thon to benefit muscular dystrophy. This annual event involved each student hopping for a two-minute period. The...

AP Computer Science students get back to basics

ECC students in Mrs. Stubber's AP Computer Science Principles classes created binary calculators as part of their digital information unit recently. The hands-on calculators assisted students with converting numbers from...

First Commonwealth Bank makes contribution to benefit ECCSS

Pictured in the above photo are representatives from First Commonwealth Bank presenting a contribution of $27,500 through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit program (EITC) to the Elk County Catholic School System. The STAR Foundation, a non-profit...

Happy Valentine’s Day!

"It's the only thing that there's just too little of..." Pictured is the tree located in the hallway outside the main office at St. Marys Catholic Elementary School. The 200+ leaves that adorn the tree state the reasons the students and faculty and staff members love...

Pass for Cash Winners – Game 4 (Wednesday, February 13)

Congratulations to the last set of winners in this year's Pass for Cash raffle! Thank you for your support of our student-athletes! 1st quarter - Ticket #248 - Mike, Ann Marie & Nini Tamburlin - Kersey, PA 2nd quarter - Ticket #229 - Dave Feldbauer - St. Marys, PA...

Hometown cheer squads perform together at varsity basketball game

On Friday, February 8, the Elk County Catholic and St. Marys Area cheerleading squads performed a dance together at halftime of the boys’ varsity basketball game between the two hometown schools. The girls learned the dance at cheer camp this past summer but also held...

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