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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.

Seeking Full-Time Third Grade Teacher

Saint Marys Catholic Elementary School is seeking a full-time third grade teacher with a focus on reading and grammar for the upcoming 2019/2020 school year. Qualified applicants can email their resume to principal Mrs. Deborah Slay @ slayd@eccss.org

Coach Slay named D9 Sports Manager of the Year!

Congratulations to Crusader baseball coach James Slay for being named D9 Sports Manager of the Year! What a great first season for Slay the Crusaders ended with a 16-9 record, District 9 Championship, and advanced to the PIAA State Quarterfinals. For more information...

Class of 2019 Award & Scholarship Recipients

We would like to congratulate the class of 2019 award & scholarship recipients! Isaac Gradl: Bishop's Award for Excellence, President's Award for Academic Excellence, Fox Twsp. Lioness Club Scholarship, Fox Twsp. Lions Club Joseph Petrocchi Memorial Schlorarship,...

Crusader Crusher Baseball Camp

The Crusaders held their baseball camp this past weekend.  Boys entering grades 4-9th learned the fundamentals of hitting, catching, fielding, pitching, & base running.  It was great to see all the area youth interested in baseball!  Thank you to all the Varsity,...

Thank you to Sinterfire, Inc.

ECCSS would like to thank Sinterfire, Inc. for supporting our spring book fair by paying for all the sales tax on all items purchased. Their donation is greatly appreciated. SMCES holds a book fair at the school every Spring and Fall. Each year the school holds...

Saint Marys Catholic Elementary Adopt-A-Door Campaign

Saint Marys Catholic Elementary Adopt-A-Door Campaign! SMCES is currently raising funds to replace 49 doors with a solid door and security latch that will support the recent security improvements made in the building. Inspired by the initial security upgrades to the...

St. Marys Catholic Elementary School’s new office is under way!

Over the summer St. Marys Catholic Elementary School is moving their office to the right as you enter the school.  The school will be utilizing the old SCRIP drop off window to help improve safety and flow.  As people enter the elementary school now they will have to...

2019 STREAM Camp

Mrs. Kilhoffer is hosting STREAM camp this week for students entering grades 3-6 at St. Marys Catholic Elementary School.  At camp students will use science, technology, religion, engineering, art, & math to solve fun challenges! 

Crusader Crusher Baseball Camp Saturday June 15th

Reminder Crusader Crusher Baseball Camp  Saturday June 15th (9 am-2 pm) -$20/student, $30/2-family members, $35/3-or more lunch provided Berwind park (inclement weather-ECCHS Auxiliary Gym) Boys entering grades 4-9 Registration forms available...

2019 Cheer Camp

The Elk County Catholic Cheer Team is attending cheer camp this week at Trails End in the Poconos to develop skills and get started on a great new season!

ECCSS Uniform Exchange June 11th, 2019

A reminder that the uniform exchange will take place tomorrow June 11 in the elementary school cafeteria. This is a great way to get some free, gently-used uniforms without having to exchange anything! If you don’t find what you are looking for at the exchange, we...

2019 ECCSS Summer Office Schedule

2019 ECCSS Summer Office Hours: St Marys Catholic Elementary School June 3 to 7 - 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. June 10 to 14 – 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 17 to 21 – 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 24 to 28 – 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 1 to 3 - 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m....

Reminder ECC 2019/2020 Sports Physicals June 11th & 12th

Reminder ECC 2019/2020 Sports Physicals are scheduled June 11th (4-6:15 pm) & June 12th (4-5:45 pm) @ Dr. Rosemary Cienciva for students in grades 7-12. Appointments must be scheduled with the school office by calling 814-834-7800. Paperwork is available for...

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