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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.


Senior Class Car Wash – Friday, August 18

Does your car need a bath? Head over to the ECC Senior Class Car Wash at St. Boniface Church on Friday, August 18 between 11:30 and 4:30! The seniors are raising money for their class trip in May.   Please support our students' efforts! Spread the word...

Elementary student completes Accelerated Math Library

On Tuesday, August 8, soon-to-be fifth grader Raechel Braun completed the fourth grade Accelerated Math Library! Congratulations, Raechel!   Pictured is Raechel with fourth grade teacher Mrs. Janet Cahilly and elementary school principal Mrs. Debbie...

ECCF supports Catholic education

Through a number of different funds, the Elk County Community Foundation supports the efforts of the Elk County Catholic School System (ECCSS). There are four funds that contribute to ECCSS in various ways, totaling over $74,000 annually.   The annual distribution of...

Summer “Mass Mob” concludes at St. Boniface Church

On Friday, August 4, the last Mass of this summer's Mass Mob was celebrated at St. Boniface Church. Although this is not a typical daily Mass, there was a great turnout of individuals of all ages. Fr. Ross even provided lunch for everyone afterward! We hope everyone...

HS/MS Building closed beginning on August 10

The ECCHS/SMCMS building will be closed beginning at 4 p.m. on Thursday, August 10 through Sunday, August 13. This includes the weight room. The Divine Mercy Encounter will be held in the school at this time. The building will resume normal activity on...

St. Boniface Catholic School seeking part-time secretary

St. Boniface Catholic School in Kersey is seeking a part-time secretary for the upcoming school year. Hours are from 7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. on the days school is in session. Duties include basic secretarial work. Applicants must obtain clearances and pass background...

2017 ECCSS Information Night – Thursday, August 10

Please join us for the 2017 ECCSS Information Night and Packet Pick-Up on Thursday, August 10 at 6:00 p.m. at Queen of the World Church and the St. Marys Catholic Elementary School Cafeteria - Please note the new location! This program is for parents and students...

Student completes summer Accelerated Math program

Soon-to-be-fourth-grader Rachael VanSlander recently completed the third grade library in Accelerated Math! Pictured is Rachel with fourth-grade teacher Mrs. Janet Cahilly (left) and elementary school principal Mrs. Debbie Slay. Congratulations,...

ECCSS “mobs” local parishes

A “mob” of students, teachers, parents, administrators and alumni from Elk County Catholic School System has descended on daily Mass at local parishes for the past week. The movement started with an idea from ECCSS President Sam MacDonald. “We have all this technology...

Important message from President MacDonald – Mass Mob!

Hello! I hope you are having a great summer. I am contacting you to invite you to Mass. And not just you. Everyone in the ECCSS community. At your parish! I am calling this a Mass Mob. It’s based on Flash Mobs, which were popular a while back. Maybe you have seen how...

7th Annual ECCHS Athletic Association Golf Outing a Success

On Saturday, July 8 the 7th Annual Elk County Catholic High School Athletic Association Golf Outing was held at the Leaning Pines Golf Course in St. Marys. The tournament saw 14 teams participate in the four-person scramble. Participants of the tournament included...

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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