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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.

Class of 2019 celebrates final retreat

The Class of 2019 attended their class retreat this past Sunday and Monday. The theme of the event was "Rejoice and Be Glad" (and rain 🌧️ ☺️). Sunday was spent at St. Boniface as the class celebrated Mass and ate dinner together. On Monday, the students traveled to...

Day of Prayer – Saturday, September 15

September 15 marks the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows. Bishop Persico has asked that all churches in the Diocese of Erie open their doors on this day to encourage reflection and prayers for the victims of clergy and laypeople abuse. Consider visiting one of our local...

Second Annual Outdoor Bash set for Sunday, October 21

The 2nd Annual Outdoor Bash is set for Sunday, October 21 from 12 - 4 p.m. in the ECCHS cafeteria. The doors will open at noon, and drawings will occur every 15 minutes beginning at 1 p.m. A $20 donation includes food, drinks, and chances on the main ticket items....

“I’ll huff, and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow your house down!”

Mrs. Urmann's second-graders at St. Leo School got right to work when the school year began. On their second day together, the class read The Three Little Pigs and then participated in a STEM activity using Playdoh, popsicle sticks, clothespins, and pipe cleaners. The...

St. Leo’s “Cash Bash” – Saturday, September 8

The St. Leo School "Cash Bash" will be held on Saturday, September 8 at the Ridgway Fire Hall. The doors will open at 5 p.m., and the drawings will begin promptly at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 and include food and drinks. The grand prize is $1,000 with cash drawings every...

A note from the ECCSS PTO …

Thank you to everyone who came and supported our annual Family Picnic and Bonfire last night! It was a wonderful time! Thank you to those who donated drinks and food and those who helped prepare, serve, and clean up. We fed a lot of hungry mouths last night! And a...

Senior class t-shirt sale starts today!

“New” Crusader t-shirts go on sale today, August 30!  The cost is $12, and the sale will begin at the Family Picnic/Bonfire beginning at 4:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the senior class trip. Get yours...

Welcome, new students and families!

The beginning of the 2018-2019 school year saw a number of new students enrolled at ECCSS. There are four new students at St. Marys Catholic Elementary School, six at St. Marys Catholic Middle School, 10 at Elk County Catholic High School and three at St. Leo Catholic...

New students and teachers blessed at first Mass of the school year

A special event took place at St. Leo's today as Fr. Justin Pino blessed the new students and several new faculty members at the school's first Mass of the year. Continued prayers that all our ECCSS faculty, staff, and school families have a safe and enjoyable school...

Welcome back!

Day #1 of the 2018-2019 school year is in the books!! We hope everyone had a great first day! Keep checking back with us for more “Back to School”...

New online cafeteria payment option

The online cafeteria payment option is a great way to manage your student’s lunch account! It is easy, quick, and gives you up-to-date information as you need it. If you have used PayForIt.net to manage your account in the past, please note that we have a new system:...

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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