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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.


Happy Thanksgiving!

The Thanksgiving holiday is an appropriate time to reflect on all of which God has blessed us. This holiday season, we thank Him for the gift of a vibrant school community, composed of enthusiastic and talented students, faculty and staff members, supportive and...

Fifth graders read NY Times best-seller during first quarter

The fifth graders at St. Marys Catholic Elementary read the book "Wonder" during the first quarter. According to author R. J. Palacio's website, the story revolves around a boy named Auggie Pullman who "was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to...

St. Boniface students “feed the hungry” this Thanksgiving season

Mrs. Cesa’s second/third-grade class sponsored a canned food drive to benefit The Christian Food Bank in St. Marys. Students made posters, decorated boxes and promoted the successful drive at St. Boniface Catholic Church and School. Hundreds of non-perishable items...

ECCSS Thanksgiving Break

Elk County Catholic's Thanksgiving break will begin on Wednesday, November 22 and continue through Tuesday, November 28. Classes will resume on Wednesday, November 29. Have a wonderful holiday,...

Shopping through AmazonSmile this holiday season supports ECCSS!

Don't forget to shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday season through AmazonSmile! When you shop through this link, Amazon will donate .5% of your purchase to Elk County Catholic School System!   ECCSS has received nearly $500 since the system enrolled in...

St. Boniface preschool students celebrate fall

Mrs. Debra Warmbrodt, a recently retired lead teacher from the St. Marys Head Start Program, visited Mrs. McPherson's St. Boniface preschool class with a basket full of fun fall activities. Students spent the day doing "all things autumn", including stories, snacks,...

PTO Clothing Sale: Deadline extended through Tuesday, November 21

Have you checked out these great clothing items?! They make perfect Christmas gifts for the Crusader fans in your life! Stop in the HS/MS main office to check out these quality samples in person or check out the photos in this flyer! An order form can also be found in...

International students visit PSU

Recently, Mrs. Wachter escorted several of our ECCHS international students on a college visit to Penn State University. Pictured are Cecilia Mao, Vicky Chen, Len Nguyen, and Aaron...

Donation helps students sharpen their math skills

Recently, Mrs. Janet Cahilly's fourth graders utilized the classroom's new dry erase boards to practice solving multi-digit by multi-digit multiplication problems. The supplies were purchased with money that was donated to the classroom in support of St. Marys...

Seventh graders “decorate” school parking lot

Earlier this fall, Mrs. Lisa Daghir's seventh-grade art students sketched chalk drawings in the school parking lot. Each student chose a painting by a famous artist as the inspiration for his or her sketch. The kids had a lot of fun with this project, and as you can...

ECC FBLA Chapter participates in State Leadership Conference

On Saturday, November 4, 15 students from Elk County Catholic’s Future Business Leaders of America Chapter headed to the Pocono Mountains to attend this year’s State Leadership Conference. The group stayed at the Kalahari Resort and were fortunate enough to...

November Alumni Mass scheduled for Friday, November 17

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

ECCSS holds special Masses in honor of Veterans’ Day

Elk County Catholic School System held three special Masses today in celebration of Veterans' Day. Members of our community, especially veterans, were invited to attend any of the services.   At the elementary school, in the weeks prior, students were encouraged to...

St. Boniface students collecting donations for local food bank

The St. Boniface second/third grade students need your help in making their annual service project a success! The class is currently collecting non-perishable items for our local Christian Food Bank through Thursday, November 16. Donations can be dropped off at St....

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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