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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.

St. Leo School wins Outstanding Outreach Award in local video contest

Recently, a group of St. Leo STEM students participated in the "What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?" video contest. The contest was comprised of teams from Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean, and Potter counties and documented the importance of manufacturing...

ECCHS Athletic Association Five-Month Sweepstakes Tickets

The Elk County Catholic High School Athletic Association sponsors two five-month sweepstakes each year. The first drawing for the new sweepstakes will be on April 1, 2019. The donation is $40 for all five months. One-thousand tickets are available. If you are...

Juniors participate in Bowl for Kids Sake as part of class retreat

This year's ECC junior class attended their annual class retreat last week. As a service project for the event, the students raised money for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and participated in "Bowl for Kids Sake" at Olympic Lanes in St. Marys....

March Alumni Mass – Friday, March 22

The Elk County Catholic High School Alumni Association will hold its March Alumni Mass on Friday, March 22 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 students,...

Second grader wins gold at state gymnastics competition

Tyler Mawn, a second-grade student at St. Marys Catholic Elementary, recently won a gold medal on vault at the state gymnastics championships. Despite his age, he also won a bronze medal for finishing fifth in the eight-year-old overall competition (he is seven)....

Save the date for Velveeta! Saturday, May 11!

Save the date! Velveeta will be performing in the ECCHS parking lot on Saturday, May 11, 2019! Formed in the summer of 1995 in State College, Velveeta plays only the finest cheesy 80's music. 🧀 More details, including ticket information, will be available...

Sixth grader celebrates First Communion at school Mass

St. Marys Catholic Middle School sixth grader Zachary Lynch celebrated his First Holy Communion at a recent school Mass. His classmates, teachers, and family were thrilled to share in this special moment...

Senior Tyler Dilley places fifth in PIAA wrestling tournament

Congratulations to ECC senior Tyler Dilley for placing fifth in this past weekend's PIAA wrestling tournament! Tyler competed in the Class AAA 132 lb. weight class. In addition to Tyler's podium photo (photo credit to Coach Dom Surra), also pictured is the group of...

Good luck, Crusaders!

Good luck to the Crusader basketball team as they take on Leechburg tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the first round of the state playoffs! Can't make it to the game at St. Marys Area? Listen live on The River 98.9!

Job Opening: Director of Marketing/Communications

Elk County Catholic is seeking a dynamic and talented professional to help us build on our excellent marketing and communications program. The ideal candidate will have a background in marketing and communications, a commitment to the Catholic Church and Catholic...

Guest speakers visit fourth-graders during lesson on symbolism

The fourth graders at St. Marys Catholic Elementary School recently learned about symbolism in their classes. As part of this lesson, they studied American symbols, specifically the Presidential Seal and the American flag, and they were lucky enough to be visited by...

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