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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.

Job Opening: Elementary School Cafeteria Worker

The St. Marys Catholic Elementary School has always been able to offer on-site prepared and hot lunches to our students. To ensure that this opportunity remains for our students, we rely on dedicated employees and volunteers. The elementary school is in need of a...

Check out these BEAUTIFUL centerpieces that benefitted ECCSS!

Have you ordered your live holiday decorations from Lynch Creek Farm yet? There's still time! The sale ends Sunday, December 16 and 20% of your purchase goes directly to ECCSS. Shop wreaths, centerpieces, trees, and more! Remember, these decorations can be shipped...

Be sure to leave your shoes out tonight!

Mrs. Roberts's four-year-old preschool students are ready for Belsnickle! They can’t leave their shoes at school overnight, so they colored pictures of shoes and left them in their cubbies! They are very excited to arrive tomorrow morning to see if they were left any...

ECC FBLA Club hosts 2nd Annual Monopoly Tournament

In celebration of American Enterprise Day, the ECC FBLA Chapter held its second annual Monopoly Tournament on Thursday, November 29. About 20 students from St. Marys Catholic Middle School and Elk County...

Fourth grade students take a brain break

Mrs. Cahilly's fourth-graders at St. Marys Catholic Elementary took advantage of the snowfall during their recess time a few weeks ago. Experts say fresh air results in greater brain functionality and aids in...

SMCMS proudly presents ‘Twas the Opening Night Before Christmas

Please join us as the St. Marys Catholic Middle School proudly presents 'Twas the Opening Night Before Christmas on Friday, December 7 at 7 p.m. It's Christmas Eve and the show must go on in one hour… Will the show fly in time? Or will it be left grounded like the...

Tuesday, November 27 is Giving Tuesday!

Giving Tuesday 2018 has commenced! Celebrate the day and this holiday season with a gift to the ECCSS Fund! 🎄🎁 Please consider supporting Elk County Catholic and its students. Any contribution is so greatly appreciated! Click here to...

Students use math knowledge to design their own water parks

Mrs. Zampogna's Algebra 2 class at St. Marys Catholic Middle School recently began working on a cross-curricular project that involves the students designing their own water parks. They will first plan blueprints, and then each...

Two-Hour Delay for Friday, November 16

Schools in the St. Marys Area School District will be on a TWO HOUR DELAY for Friday, November 16. Latchkey at St. Marys Catholic Elementary will open at 9 a.m. Also, there will be no Alumni Mass...

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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