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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.


Preschool students remind us that Jesus is the reason for the season

This past week, the four-year-old preschool classes at St. Marys Catholic Elementary came together to put on a very entertaining Christmas pageant for their families.The students worked hard for several months learning the songs and their roles for the performance. It...

Alum reads Christmas story to kindergarten class

On Monday, Mrs. Puncheon's kindergarteners at St. Marys Catholic Elementary had a special guest visit their classroom. Jesse Bosnik, a member of the Elk County Catholic Class of 2007 and current junior varsity boys' basketball coach, was the special guest of his...

Fr. Jeff teaches students about Mass articles

What is the Corporal used for at mass? This question and many more were answered by Fr. Jeff Noble as he gave the fourth-grade students at St. Marys Catholic Elementary a personal tour of the Queen of the World Church sacristy. These students have been studying the...

St. Boniface students decorate school “Kindness Tree”

The kindergarten through fifth-grade students at St. Boniface Catholic School designed special ornaments for the school's "Kindness Tree" this year. Each ornament represents a promise that each child will keep throughout the Advent season.   What a wonderful way to...

Monthly Alumni Mass – Friday, December 15

The Elk County Catholic High School Alumni Association will hold its December Alumni Mass on Friday, December 15 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...

Afternoon latchkey kids get active!

Some of the kids in the St. Marys Catholic Elementary School afternoon latchkey program taking a break with a Christmas Brain Break on the Apple...

Boys basketball teams donate to Make-A-Wish campaign

On Friday, the ECC boys basketball teams traveled to Farmers National Bank to present their yearly donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. As part of the teams' annual Christmas service project, the players collect donations from family members and friends to...

Alumni/Student “Share Your Career” Day – Thursday, December 21

The annual Alumni/Student "Share Your Career" Day is right around the corner on Thursday, December 21! This day focuses on sharing positive educational and career experiences with current ECC students in an attempt to directly connect them to the ECC alumni community....

Fourth and fifth graders participate in retreat

Earlier this fall, the fourth and fifth-grade students from all three Elk County Catholic School System elementary schools (St. Marys Catholic Elementary, St. Leo, and St. Boniface) got together for their annual retreat.The students participated in games and...

Preschool and kindergarten families play “Bingo for Books”

Recently, St. Marys Catholic Elementary held a Family Fun Night for its preschool and kindergarten families. The students and family members played a Thanksgiving version of Bingo for Books. When someone earned Bingo, they were able to pick a book from the prize...

#GivingTuesday is upon us!

Giving Tuesday is coming up on Tuesday, November 28! You can join this year's movement by contributing to the ECCSS Fund. The money donated pays our great teachers, maintains our excellent facilities, and keeps tuition for our St. Marys Catholic schools among the...

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...

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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