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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.

2017-2018 ECCHS yearbooks are in!

The 2017-2018 Elk County Catholic High School yearbooks are now available for pick up. Yearbooks can be picked up until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15 and from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Thursday, August...

Job Opening: HS/MS Cafeteria Staff Worker

The Elk County Catholic High School and St. Marys Catholic Middle School have always been able to offer an on-site prepared, hot lunch to our students, including many options offered via the ala carte line. To ensure that this opportunity remains for our students, we...

The Butterfly Club makes donation to local Catholic Charities

Recently a group of St. Marys Catholic Elementary School students came together to form “The Butterfly Club”. The girls founded the club with the mission of performing service projects for their community over their summer break. One of the group’s projects was a bake...

Job Opening: Preschool Teacher

St. Leo School in Ridgway, PA is seeking a full-time teacher to run its outstanding preschool program. St. Leo offers morning and afternoon sessions for Pre3 and Pre4 levels. The school is academically rigorous and deeply Catholic, and serves as the entry point for...

Elementary students complete Accelerated Math programs

Recently, two students completed their summer Accelerated Math programs at St. Marys Catholic Elementary School. The top photo is of Rachael VanSlander, who completed the fourth-grade library. The bottom photo is of Elise Meyer, who completed the third-grade library....

ECCSS Information Night/Open House to be held Thursday, August 9

ECCSS Information Night will be held this Thursday, August 9th at 6 p.m. starting in the Queen of the World Church and then proceeding to the SMCES Cafeteria. It is for families whose children are entering grades kindergarten through 12 at St. Marys Catholic...

Job Opening: Elementary School Principal

St. Leo School in Ridgway and St. Boniface School in Kersey are seeking a principal (or principals) to continue building on their innovative approaches to Catholic education. Preference will be given to those who currently possess principal certification or would be...

ECCSS teachers attend conference on Catholic classical education

This week, six educators from ECCSS are attending the National Catholic Classical Schools Conference at Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. They are Fr. Ross Miceli, Mrs. Lynne Kucenski, Mrs. Grace Messineo, Mrs. Brittany Urmann, Miss Dawn Salter, and...

Job Opening: Cafeteria Assistant

Elk County Catholic High School/St. Marys Catholic Middle School has an immediate opening for a cafeteria assistant. Reports to the Middle/High School Cafeteria Manager; 5 – 5.5 hours/day; $8.50/hr. Duties include: – Preparation and serving of food to students at...

Drama Camp students to perform “Seussical Jr.” on Friday, July 20

The ECCSS Drama Camp students are currently working hard perfecting their roles for this Friday's performance of Seussical Jr.! The performance will take place on Friday, July 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the ECCHS/SMCMS auditorium. Admission is free, and all are welcome to...

Little Spikers volleyball camp held recently

During the week of June 25, the Little Spikers Volleyball Skills Camp was held for girls entering grades 3 - 7. The camp was under the direction of the Elk County Catholic High School volleyball team and coaching staff. A total of 23 girls took part in the four-day...

Senior Class Garage Sale – July 12-13

The Elk County Catholic Senior Class Garage Sale will take place on Thursday, July 12 from 4-7 p.m. and on Friday, July 13 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the ECCHS cafeteria. Fill a bag for $5 or make a donation. All proceeds benefit the senior class trip. Please share!...

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Our Locations

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