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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.

May Alumni Mass – Friday, May 17

The Elk County Catholic High School Alumni Association will hold its May Alumni Mass on Friday, May 17 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 students,...

ECC Students for Life club creates pro-life display

Recently, the ECCHS Students for Life club put together a "Cemetery of the Innocents” display at St. Leo Church in Ridgway. Each cross in the cemetery represents 10 babies. With a total of 300 crosses, they represent the 3,000 babies lost to abortion every day in the...

Junior high track and field team concludes 2019 season

Congratulations goes out to our ECC junior high track and field squad on a great season! The coaches are so proud of the hard work these kids put in all season long in addition to the great participation the team received from students at both St. Marys Catholic...

ECCSS Summer Camp Registration is now open!

Elk County Catholic School System is pleased to continue its summer camp program for the students of our area. The majority of camps are open to all students, not just those who attend ECCSS schools. Click here to learn more about what camps are being offered this...

Velveeta is this Saturday, May 11!

Do you have your outfit ready for Saturday's Velveeta concert? If not, we attached some inspiration for you. 😉 Tickets will be sold at the door (but you can still buy them online through...

Annual St. Leo Trout Derby to be held this weekend, May 11-12

The annual St. Leo's Trout Derby is this weekend, May 11-12! Visit www.stleosfishingderby.com for more information on how to register for the derby and participate in all the fun! 🐟🌞🍗🎉🎶 A short summary of Saturday's activities...

Mock Crash to take place at ECCHS on Wednesday, May 8

Today, May 8 at 12:30 p.m. this year's "Mock Crash" will take place in the Elk County Catholic High School parking lot to show students the consequences of drinking under the influence. Area emergency services will be utilized during this time.

Velveeta ticket sale expiring soon!

Don't forget to get your tickets for next week's Velveeta concert before they go up in price! Through Saturday, May 4 tickets will be $30 each. On Sunday, May 5, the price increases to $35 each. Visit www.eccss.org/velveeta to purchase. Tickets will be sold at the...

ECCSS PTO/Morning Glory Hill Greenhouse “Spring Flower Sale”

The ECC PTO has teamed up with Morning Glory Hill Greenhouse to make it easier than ever to get your spring flower shopping done! PLUS, all sales benefit our schools! Here’s how it works: Invite family and friends to order flower vouchers between now and Thursday, May...

Second-graders learn the importance of farming from guest speaker

In celebration of Agriculture Week, Mrs. Diane Gillen visited the second grade students at St. Marys Catholic Elementary to educate them on the importance of farming. She read them "Right This Very Minute" by Lisl H. Detlefsen, a table-to-farm book about food and...

“Student of the Year” Isaac Gradl visits Kreckel Enterprises Inc.

Last Thursday afternoon, ECC senior Isaac Gradl and his family visited Kreckel Enterprises Inc. in St. Marys. Isaac was chosen as the company's 2019 "Student of the Year" last December, and he will job shadow there this summer. The "Student of the Year" award was...

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