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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.

All-State Honors for Taylor Newton

ECCSS would like to congratulate Taylor Newton for All-State honors in 3 sports her junior year! Snippet from Daily Press Staff Writer Becky Polaski and photos provided by The Daily Press: Taylor received all-state honors in volleyball, girls basketball, and track and...

Congratulations St. Marys Minor Little League Softball Team!

Congratulations to ECCSS students Bailey Thorwart, Maddie Lanzel, Alexa Uhl, and Giuliana Muccio and all of the St. Marys Little League Minor Softball Team on your PA Section-1 Championship. Good luck Thursday in Wellsboro! http://pastatell.org/tournament.htm

ECCHS’s Athletic Association Golf Outing Fundraiser a Success!

Elk County Catholic Athletic Association would like to thank all the teams who participated in our golf outing fundraiser on June 29th! We would like to recognize all our sponsors who made the golf outing a success! -Leaning Pines Golf Course -The River 98.9 -Dave's...

St. Leo’s Summer Festival

St Leo’s Summer Festival will be August 10-11th Ridgway Fireman’s Lot. Saturday, August 10th: 5 pm-booths open 6-9:30 pm-Band "PF Flyer" Sunday, August 11th 9 am-Car show registration 10 am-Friday Niters Polka Band 11 am-Polka Mass on the lot 12 pm-booths open 1-3...

Garage Sale

Elk County Catholic Senior Class Garage Sale Collection days are July 15-17th in the ECC Cafeteria (2-6 pm) Garage Sale Thursday, July 18th (4-7 pm) & Friday, July 19th (8-1 pm) All proceeds benefit ECC Senior Class Trip.  


Meet Ke Kang and Kevin Zheng! Both students would like to attend ECCHS for the 2019/2020 school year and are in need of host families. Ke Kang, age 15 from Lanshou, China. He likes sports and won many awards for ping-pong. Kevin Zheng DOB age 17 from Fuzhou, China. He...

Happy 4th of July!

From all of us at ECCSS would like to wish everyone a safe and happy 4th of July! Reminder: SMCES office will be closed 7/4-7/12/19 ECC Middle/High School office closed 7/1-7/5/19 ECCSS Advancement Office closed 7/4-7/5/19

39th Annual Golden Grads Reunion!

Attention Golden Grads Alumni!!! Save the Date for Sunday, October 13, 2019 for the 39th Annual Golden Grads Reunion! Join us for Mass at Sacred Heart Church at 11 am. Then enjoy fellowship and snacks with other alumni at the Social held in the ECCHS Cafeteria...


ECCHS Alumni Kimberly McDade and Kara Detsch recently featured in the Saint Marys Daily Press. Kimberly McDade, formerly of Johnsonburg recently received a promotion to Vice President, Bravo & Universal Kids Talent Relations.  McDade was hired by Bravo in 2010 to...

Little Spikers Volleyball Skills Camp

Ace!  What a great turn out for last weeks girls volleyball skills camp.  Girls entering grades 2-6th participated.  Thank you to Coach Tricia Bauer for hosting the camp.

Bible Camp-“Shipwrecked”

Students ages kindergarten through 5th grade participated in our summer Bible camp last week.  Students enjoyed Bible discovery stations, games, crafts, and music.  Thank you to our local parishes and Disciples Life Family Ministry for hosting the camp.

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,...

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