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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.


Hosanna! Hosanna!

The preschool students at St. Boniface Catholic School acted out Jesus's entry into Jerusalem after a recent lesson about Palm Sunday. The children discussed how they prepare for a beloved visitor in our own homes. They then learned about how excited and prepared the...

Job Opening: Elementary School Inclusion Education Coordinator

St. Marys Catholic Elementary School has an opening for an Inclusion Education Coordinator. The candidate will be an integral part of the school’s instructional leadership team and responsible for overseeing programs that provide educational assistance to children...

Student-led conferences held at St. Boniface

The second trimester is the time for student-led parent conferences at St. Boniface Catholic School. Because St. Boniface follows a multi-age school curriculum, assessments are based on oral, written and project-based portfolio materials. In the multi-age school...

Local veterinarian visits SMCES to talk pets

The third graders at St. Marys Catholic Elementary were recently treated to a visit from Dr. Shirey of the Elk County Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Shirey discussed many topics with the students such as how to be a responsible pet owner, how to choose a pet, what a...

St. Boniface Catholic School Cash Bash – Saturday, March 17

Did you get your ticket for the St. Boniface Cash Bash on Saturday? Get yours before they're GONE! Only $10 each! Need not be present to win! Tickets may be purchased at the door that night or at the following locations: The Corner Market MJ's Mini Mart The First...

Preschool students learn about different types of weather

Last week, the students in Mrs. Roberts’s four-year-old preschool class at St. Marys Catholic Elementary talked about different types of weather. One day was all about snow - how fitting! The students made snowstorms in a bag, had a snowball fight in gym class, and...

Reinhart Food Service hosts food show at HS/MS building

On Monday, March 12 Reinhart Food Service, the cafeteria food supplier at Elk County Catholic High School and St. Marys Catholic Middle School, hosted a food show for the students, faculty, and staff members. A variety of food options were provided for sampling...

March Alumni Mass – Friday, March 16

The Elk County Catholic High School Alumni Association will hold its March Alumni Mass on Friday, March 16 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 students,...

Fourth graders “step up” their math game

Mrs. Cahilly's fourth graders at St. Marys Catholic Elementary School decided to make their multiplication facts visible! The class placed the facts on the steps of the staircase near the library and the cafeteria. Now this “visual” will help all students who are...

ECCHS FBLA Club tours local business

On Wednesday, March 7, the ECCHS FBLA Club visited Kreckel Enterprises, a powdered metal secondary machine shop in St. Marys. The group toured the shop, owned by Vern Kreckel III, and learned about the different product parts the company helps supply to its customers....

Women’s Fest is on Sunday, March 11!

Don't forget - Sunday, March 11 from 1 - 4 p.m. in the ECCHS cafeteria is this year's Women's Fest!   Join us for an afternoon of hanging out with the girls! Good food, games, 50/50 raffle, auction items, and a selfie station.   We are still welcoming hostesses as...

“What’s Cool About Manufacturing?” Video Contest

Students from St. Marys Catholic Middle School and St. Leo Catholic School submitted entries for the "What's Cool About Manufacturing?" Video Contest, created by the Manufacturers Resource Center in coordination with Dream It. Do It. PA. Students from both schools...

International student creates beautiful artwork

Pictured is international student Len Nguyen with her art teacher Mr. Pete Winklbauer displaying two watercolor paintings she recently created. This artwork was commissioned by Mrs. Danielle Fledderman for her home. What beautiful work,...

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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