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.

Academics

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.

COVID 19 Updates

11-20-20-COVID-19 Information for Travelers Click – here.

11/17/20-Transportation Update Click – here.

10/9/20-Revised ECCSS Spectator Guidelines:

Revised ECCSS Spectator Guidelines Click – here.

8/13/20-Back to School Plans:

On 8/12/20 ECCSS’s Board of Directors approved SMCES, SMCMS, ECCHS, & SLS’s Back to School Plan with 5 day in-person instruction starting Monday, August 31, 2020.

SMCMS/ECCHS Back to School Plan click here.

SMCES Back to School Plan click here.

SLS Back to School Plan click here.

7/10/2020 UPDATE:

2020/21 Back to School Communication click here.

2020/21 Important Tuition Update click here.

 

UPDATE:

ECCSS School Board voted on their Return to Play plan on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.  In this plan parents of athletes and coaching staff will be required to review and sign a Participation Waiver and Coach & Staff waiver prior to the first session that the athlete attends.  Return to Play plan will be effective beginning Monday, July 6, 2020.  Parents can return their signed waiver to their child’s coach or to Aaron Straub by email to: strauba@eccss.org.  Questions please contact ECCSS Athletic Director, Aaron Straub at 814-834-7800 x 207.

For the Return to Play pdf please click here.

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

From all of us at Elk County Catholic School System we would like to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving full of faith, family, and good health!

SMCES STEM Challenge

SMCES STEM Challenge

Ms. Wendel's 2nd grade class at St. Marys Catholic Elementary School recently learned about the famous Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Students used a STEM activity with the goal to keep their “floats” standing upright just like they do in the parade. Through trial...

Turkey Trouble

Turkey Trouble

The 1A students at St. Marys Catholic Elementary School are saving the turkeys from Thanksgiving dinner! The class listened to the the story, Turkey Trouble as one brave turkey made many attempts to save himself from the dinner table. The first graders were able to...

Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving Break

ECCHS, SMCMS, & SMCES will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday starting Wednesday, November 25th through Tuesday, December 1st. School will resume on Wednesday, December 2nd. St. Leo School will be closed Wednesday, November 25th through Monday, November 30th....

Tiny House Challenge

Tiny House Challenge

Recently students in Mrs. Novosel's Chem 2 and AP Chem class completed a project to create tiny eco-friendly houses. Project Scope: In teams of 2-4 people, students created a miniature tiny house that included 6 eco -friendly attributes that were cost effective,...

Wal-Mart Donation

Wal-Mart Donation

ECCSS would like to thank the St. Mary's Wal-Mart for their recent donation of hand sanitizer to Elk County Catholic High School, Saint Marys Catholic Middle School, Saint Marys Catholic Elementary School, & St. Leo Catholic School! We have been blessed by...

Pumpkin Investigation

Pumpkin Investigation

Mrs. Puncheon’s Kindergarten Pumpkin Investigation. Students at St. Marys Catholic Elementary School worked in groups to determine if their pumpkin was small, medium or large, drew a picture of it, cleaned it out and counted the seeds in their pumpkin.

Alumni Spotlight

Alumni Spotlight

ECCSS would like to recognize 2020 graduate Lauryn Dippold who is currently stationed in Alabama at Fort Ruckers. Lauryn is training as an Aviation Operation Specialist for the Army National Guard. Following this training Ms. Dippold will be accepted at West Virginia...

School Update

School Update

ECCSS Families, Today the Saint Marys Area School District announced some significant changes in their mode of instruction at their schools. All school buildings operated by St. Marys Area School District will close and move to remote instruction starting Wednesday,...

Crusader Flags available

Crusader Flags available

Hey Crusader Fans - did you purchase a Crusader Flag yet? The official Crusader Flag costs $25, and each purchase benefits the Senior Class. Brooke Bauer, Senior Class President and Gina Carnovale, Student Council President, are shown with Pope Francis holding the new...

Outdoor Bash Raffle Winners

Outdoor Bash Raffle Winners

Congratulations to all our Outdoor Bash Raffle Winners! Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket to keep Crusader Athletics going strong! Tim O'Connell-Two Kayaks Scott Pine-Orvis Fly Fishing Rod Greg Stauffer-Stihl MS 291 Chainsaw with 20" Bar and Case Dale...

Lynch Creek Farm Fundraiser

Lynch Creek Farm Fundraiser

ORDER BEAUTIFUL, FRESH HOLIDAY WREATHS, CENTERPIECES, GARLANDS, TREES AND MORE! Shop our Lynch Creek Farm fundraiser here https://www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/c/249241 and share the link with others too! These make beautiful gifts for family and friends! Have your...

Rake & Run

Rake & Run

In the month of October, the 8th grade boys at St. Leo Catholic School worked to plan a service project called, "Rake and Run". In their description of the event, the 8th graders wrote, "We are practicing random acts of kindness as a school community, because kindness...

BCAT Visits ECCHS

BCAT Visits ECCHS

Brockway Center for Arts and Technology (@Brockway_Cat) visited the High School Art Studio Thursday, Nov, 5th. Students learned how to cut, shape, and stamp metal to create a cuff bracelet out of brass or copper. We would like to thank our visiting artist Melissa and...

Thank you!

Thank you!

A huge thank you to all of those who bought hoagies and pizzas from the PTO fall hoagie sale! This has been a huge help to get PTO to their annual commitment with over $12,000 raised. This has been our biggest sale yet with over 5,100 items sold.A special shout out to...

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