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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. Boniface celebrates first of several “Family Night” events

St. Boniface Catholic School sponsored the first of three family nights scheduled for this school year. In keeping with the night's theme "Family is the Heart of Our Faith," the evening began with a prayer service to celebrate love and family.   Parents and their...

Senior Kendra Smithbauer crowned 2017 ECCHS Homecoming Queen

Congratulations to our 2017 ECCHS Homecoming Queen Kendra Smithbauer! Kendra was escorted by Ryan Newton and crowned by the 2016 Queen Ramsey Struble. The 1st runner-up was Brianna Weisner. Congrats again to all of our beautiful...

Elk County Catholic to hold inaugural “Outdoor Bash”

The Elk County Catholic Athletic Association and Advancement Office are teaming up and invite you to join them in celebrating the inaugural “Outdoor Bash” which will be held on Sunday, October 22 from 12 - 4 p.m. at Elk County Catholic High School. Tickets include the...

2017 ECCHS Homecoming Court

Congratulations to our 2017 ECCHS Homecoming Court! Candidates with their escorts are (from left to right, front to back):  Bethany Feldbauer with her escort Alex O'Neill Bobbi Fragale with her escort Logan Hoffman Kendra Smithbauer with her escort Ryan Newton...

ECC doubles team claims D9 “AA” Title

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader duo of Emily Miller and Jenna Minard defeated Brockway's Gabby Sabatose and Savannah Buttery (6-3, 3-6, 6-4) in the finals of the District 9 Class AA girls tennis doubles tournament yesterday. Congratulations, ladies! Good luck at...

High school student “pays it forward” to teacher

Senior Matthew Avery recently presented sophomore/junior Theology teacher Mrs. Jennifer Meyer with the ceiling tile in the attached picture. Mrs. Meyer has said this phrase to her students for the last 15 years as they leave her class on Fridays. What a thoughtful...

Preschoolers “spreading kindness like confetti”

Last week, Mrs. Lanzel's four-year-old preschool class colored Kindness Cards for the older students in the school to offer some encouragement for the standardized tests they were scheduled to take over the course of several days. Taped to the cards were pieces of...

Alumni Association Fall Business Meeting – Tuesday, October 17

The Elk County Catholic High School Alumni Association will hold its Fall Business Meeting on Tuesday, October 17 at 7 p.m. at the ECCSS Admin Building (the old faculty house behind the high school). All alumni, especially class representatives, are invited to attend....

St. Boniface library receives upgrades

The St. Boniface Catholic School library received upgrades this year, including a new online data management system. The system allows teachers and staff to access the library circulation information from any location. New titles are also being added to the collection...

ECCSS PTO Box Top Contest winners announced

And the winners are … Mrs. O’Leary’s 6C Homeroom is the high school/middle school winner of the PTO’s Box Top Contest that took place during the month of September. They brought in 544 Box Tops! Miss Higgins’s third-grade class is the elementary school winner. They...

Fall cheerleaders host “Cheer Clinic”

The ECC varsity fall cheerleaders recently held a clinic for students in grades kindergarten through fifth. The sessions taught basic cheerleading skills including cheers, chants, jumps, stunts, and dance. Students from all three ECCSS elementary schools participated....

Annual 1st & 10 Football Clinic successful

Another great 1st & 10 Football Clinic was held this fall under the direction of the ECCHS varsity football team and coaching staff. Over 35 kindergarten through fifth-grade students participated in the four-day clinic that covered basic football fundamentals....

St. Leo Catholic School “Cash Bash” – Saturday, October 7

Tickets are still available for the St. Leo Cash Bash being held this Saturday, October 7! More information below! Saturday, October 7  |  Ridgway Fire Hall – 30 N. Broad Street  |  Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets - $15/each   |   Food and beverages included   |   Must...

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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