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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.


ECCHS FBLA Club selling Fontanini and Department 56 figurines

The Elk County Catholic FBLA Club recently acquired a number of Fontanini and Department 56 figurines. Pictured are just a few of the many donated selections.   If you or anyone you know are interested in purchasing any of these pieces, please email...

ECCHS/SMCMS to host “Information Night” on Tuesday, January 30

Elk County Catholic High School and St. Marys Catholic Middle School will both host “Information Night” on Tuesday, January 30 from 6-8 p.m. One-on-one visitations for transfer and new-to-high-school families will be available. For inquiries, please contact Mr. John...

SMCES to host Preschool/Kindergarten Information & Registration Night

St. Marys Catholic Elementary School will host Preschool/Kindergarten Information and Registration Night on Wednesday, January 31 from 6 - 7 p.m. in the SMCES Gymnasium. Registration for preschool, kindergarten, and transfer students will take place. Preschool parents...

“Take A Peek” sessions rescheduled due to two-hour delay

Due to the two-hour delay today, January 16, the preschool and kindergarten "Take A Peek" sessions scheduled for today have been postponed. There are two new dates to choose from: Wednesday, January 17 or Wednesday, January 24. Please call the school office to...

Early dismissal for Johnsonburg students/Cheer Frenzy postponed

Johnsonburg Area School District will be releasing today, January 12 at 2 p.m. because of flooding concerns. Johnsonburg Area students attending ECCSS schools will be picked up at 2:15 p.m. at the St. Marys Catholic Elementary School and 2:25 at ECCHS/SMCMS. Also, the...

“Little Dribblers” Session #2 postponed

Due to the Cheer Frenzy taking place on Saturday, the second session of "Little Dribblers" that was originally scheduled for Saturday, January 13 has been postponed one week until Saturday, January 20. Please spread the word! See you next...

Coach Aaron Straub earns 800th career win

On Monday evening, ECC boys' varsity basketball coach Aaron Straub recorded his 800th career win after the Crusaders defeated Sheffield by a 70-35 score. After the final buzzer sounded, Coach Straub was presented with the game ball by high school/middle school...

Attention, parents and volunteers! Clearances needed …

Recent changes in Pennsylvania law now require that anyone volunteering in our schools during the school day, or anyone volunteering at a school-sponsored activity where they will interact with students or will supervise school students MUST HAVE CLEARANCES. This...

6th Annual Alumni/Student “Share Your Career” Day held recently

On Thursday, December 21, the 6th Annual Alumni/Student "Share Your Career" Day was held at Elk County Catholic. Each year, this event involves ECC alumni members sharing their educational and career experiences with current juniors and seniors in an attempt to help...

Preschool / Kindergarten “Take A Peek” Week – January 16-17

Want to learn more about St. Marys Catholic Elementary School? Join us for “Take a Peek Week” on January 16-17!   St. Marys Catholic Elementary School invites parents of children eligible for 2018-2019 preschool and kindergarten classes to come and “take a peek”....

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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