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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.


What’s the buzz??

The St. Boniface kindergarten/first-grade students enjoyed a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) lesson during enrichment class with Mrs. Macer recently. The students discussed the life of bees, their contributions to our ecosystem and ideas to help the bee...

Middle school students participate in engineering challenge

While sixth graders were on their tubing trip a few weeks ago, the remaining students at St. Marys Catholic Middle School competed in an engineering challenge presented by Mr. Schneider. Their task was to design the tallest structure they could using just spaghetti...

Preschool students celebrate Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday

Mrs. Lanzel's all-day preschoolers had a very busy Valentine's Day today! The students practiced their sequencing by frosting Valentine's cookies, had their annual Sock Hop in the gym, and listened to the story The Love Monster, afterward making their own monsters....

Video: Happy Valentine’s Day / Ash Wednesday!

Ash Wednesday and Valentine's Day fall on the same day - coincidence? Yes, but it's also the PERFECT time to reflect on Jesus's love for us and our love for Him as we begin yet another Lenten journey. As you’re celebrating the special bond between yourself and your...

Final “Pass for Cash” Winners – February 13

Congratulations to the final "Pass for Cash" winners from February 13! 1st Quarter - Pump Room 2 (Ron - Joe - Josh - Mike) 2nd Quarter - Jesse Bosnik 3rd Quarter - Dan & Lisa Salter 4th Quarter - Tricia Wasko 4th Quarter - Rob O'Leary Grand Prize - Wee J. Fernan &...

Elementary school students contribute to community dinner

During Catholic Schools Week, the St. Marys Catholic Elementary School fourth-grade classes traveled to First United Methodist Church to help set up for a community dinner. The SMCES third and fifth graders also contributed by creating placemats and place cards for...

Pass for Cash Winners – February 10

Congratulations to the following "Pass for Cash" winners from February 10: 1st Quarter - Luke Herzing 2nd Quarter - Mike Buchheit 3rd Quarter - Mike & Mary DaCanal 4th Quarter - James A. Fritz

“Glow for the Gold” pep rally held during Catholic Schools Week

As one of their final Catholic Schools Week activities, the student bodies of Elk County Catholic High School and St. Marys Catholic Middle School participated in "Glow for the Gold", a glow-stick themed pep rally. Several fun activities were held including a water...

St. Boniface students celebrate 100th day of school

During Catholic Schools Week, the students at St. Boniface were very busy celebrating the 100th Day of School. They participated in many activities including: ➡️ Making slime ➡️ Throwing 100 paper snowballs into a basket ➡️ Making a 100 day scuba diver ➡️ Painting a...

Pass for Cash Winners – February 6

The Pass for Cash winners from February 6 are: First Quarter - Greg Stauffer Second Quarter - Dolores Straub Third Quarter - Marcus & Molly Gahr Fourth Quarter - Joe Mangione Congratulations!

ECCSS students “hit the slopes” in Ellicottville, NY

The St. Boniface and St. Marys Catholic Elementary fifth-grade classes along with the sixth-grade class from St. Marys Catholic Middle School traveled to Ellicottville, New York for a day of snow tubing last week. Although it was chilly, the students and teachers had...


The students at St. Marys Catholic Elementary School had the opportunity to go bowling last week for one of their many Catholic Schools Week activities. Each class had a designated day on which they traveled to Olympic Lanes in St. Marys to bowl a few frames. A fun...

Catholic Schools Week 2018 comes to a close

An awesome panoramic, bird's eye view from the back of Queen of the World Church during this year's Catholic Schools Week system-wide Mass! Another year of Catholic Schools Week fun is in the books! Thank you to everyone who helped make it a special week for our...

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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