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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.

 

Catholic Identity

There are ever-present reminders to our students that God is part of all that 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 a Catholic education.

 

Academics

Like the mission statement states, ECCSS is committed to the highest standards of academic excellence. All three schools are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and all teachers are certified. Eight college levels courses and three curriculum tracks are available at the high school. A Career Development Initiative that includes a partnership with area businesses has also been formed to help students discern career and educational paths.

 

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.

 

High school dress-down day benefits Pinecrest Manor

A recent dress-down day at ECCHS benefitted the activity department at Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys. The funds collected go toward bringing new and fun events to the residents at the facility. Pictured are high school students Kendra Smithbauer and China Pham...

Elementary school students are DREAMING BIG!

St. Marys Catholic Elementary School recently participated in the St. Marys Daily Press's new feature "Dreaming Big." As the newspaper states, "Children are the future of our communities, and this new feature will allow local elementary school students to share their...

We need your help! Please vote!

Ok, people ... we need your help!   Please take a few minutes out of your day to watch and vote for St. Leo Catholic School's submission for the 2017 North Central PA "Dream It. Do It." Video Contest. This contest seeks to answer the question, "What's so cool about...

Middle school students create “new” from the “old”

The eighth grade students in Mrs. Daghir’s art classes at St. Marys Catholic Middle School recently used old magazines to create new art sculptures. The students were encouraged to use their creativity to create a project using the pages of the old magazines. The...

Marching band represents ECCHS at Disney World parade

Recently, the ECCHS Marching Band traveled to Disney World in sunny Orlando, Florida. During their time there, the band members had a great time representing Elk County Catholic by marching in one of the daily parades on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom.   What a...

St. Boniface Preschool presents “Think About It Thursdays”

St. Boniface Catholic Preschool presents “Think About It Thursdays!” This FREE program gives two and three year-olds the opportunity to experience a classroom setting with the school’s three year-old preschool class. Think About It Thursdays will begin on April 20 and...

SMCES celebrates St. Patrick’s Day and their new reptilian friends

This past Friday, the students, faculty and staff members at St. Marys Catholic Elementary held a dress-down day to celebrate St. Patrick's Day as well as the school's newly-adopted turtles, Ginger and Raphael. Everyone was asked to dress in green, and the money that...

“… Our program is a lot more than basketball.”

We couldn't be prouder of you, Crusaders. The final score of last night's game doesn't reflect the heart, the character and the poise you displayed, both on and off the court. Thanks for another great season and for taking the rest of us along with you. Photo by Chris...

Crusaders to meet Kennedy Catholic in Class A state quarterfinals

Way to go, boys! Click here to read about the team's win over Williamsburg on Thursday night. The Crusaders will now take on Kennedy Catholic at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 18 at Clarion University. Advanced tickets are available today until 2:45 p.m. as well as on...

Ten-times the donation for one day only (March 16) on Amazon.com!

Amazon is celebrating its #1 ranking in customer satisfaction by the American Customer Satisfaction Index! Today, March 16, Amazon will donate 5% (10 times the usual donation rate) of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Elk County Catholic School...

International students visit University at Buffalo

On Friday, March 10, the ECCHS international students, along with Mrs. Schneider and Mrs. Schlimm, visited the University at Buffalo. ECC senior China Pham has been accepted to the university while the other international students simply went along to get a feel for...

Encore, encore!

Bravo to the cast and crew of this year's middle school performance Dracula: The Twilight Years! Great...

Boys’ varsity basketball playoff game vs. Williamsburg rescheduled

The boys' varsity basketball state playoff game that was scheduled to take place on Tuesday, March 14 against Williamsburg at Dubois Area High School has been rescheduled. The game will now be played on Thursday, March 16 at Clearfield Area High School at 7:30 p.m....

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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