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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.

 

SMCES preschool students “go camping”

Mrs. Bridget Roberts's four year-old preschool students are ready for summer! During the month of May, the classes have been celebrating all things camping - the students roasted marshmallows, caught fireflies, read in the dark with their flashlights, went fishing,...

Grant provides second graders at SMCES with books for classrooms

This past spring, a grant from the St. Marys Area United Way and the Stackpole-Hall Foundation Youth Advisory Board provided the second grade classes at St. Marys Catholic Elementary School the opportunity to purchase a number of books for their classrooms.   Each...

Sixth grade service project benefits local Maternity Closet

The sixth graders at St. Marys Catholic Middle School recently conducted their class service project in benefit of the local Maternity Closet. Students at the high school and middle school were asked to bring in either a donation of $1 or supplies to benefit the...

ECCHS students capture 2017 Envirothon Competition title

Congratulations to the team of Dan Stauffer, Mitchell Cashmer, Jared Braun, Charlie Bobby, and John Mader who finished in first place out of 10 teams at the 14th annual Elk County Envirothon Competition, which was held recently at the St. Marys Sportsmen's Club. The...

St. Boniface holds “Science Night”

St. Boniface School students, friends and family attended the school's annual "Science Night" recently. Mrs. Natalie Aiello from the Penn State Cooperative Extension provided many hands-on science activities including worms, slime-making, and Lego robots. Everyone had...

May Alumni Mass – Friday, May 19

The Elk County Catholic High School Alumni Association will hold its May Alumni Mass on Friday, May 19 at 9:05 a.m. at ECCHS. All graduates of Catholic education in Elk County are invited to attend and celebrate with the students, faculty and staff. The mass intention...

St. Leo School and Church hold special May Crowning celebration

St. Leo School and Church conducted a very special event on Friday, May 12 combining their traditional school May Crowning ceremony with a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Blessed Mother’s appearance to three shepherd children at Fatima. On May 13, 1917,...

2017 ECCSS Summer Camp Program

Elk County Catholic School System is pleased to continue its summer camp program for the students of our area. The majority of camps are open to all students, not just those who attend ECCSS schools. Camps focus on a number of areas of interest including athletics,...

Motivational speaker presents to HS/MS students during assembly

The students at Elk County Catholic High School and St. Marys Catholic Middle School were recently treated to a special presentation from motivational speaker Todd Parisi. He is a retired member of the US Marine Corps and the founder of Team Spartan, a youth volunteer...

Our “Dreaming Big” kiddos for Week 7!

"I want to be a super agent spy. They are cool and I could help save the world."   - Makenna Pratt, kindergarten "When I group up, I want to be a herpetologist, because I have loved reptiles all of my life."   - Shane Brennan, 3rd grade "When I grow up, I want to be a...

ECCSS Job Openings – Apply Now!

Elk County Catholic School System is seeking applicants to fill several anticipated/potential openings at the elementary and middle school levels for the 2017-2018 school year. ECCSS operates a preK-8 classical academy at St. Leo in Ridgway, a preK-5 multi-age...

International students attend last field trip before summer

Each year, the ECCHS international students get to choose a field trip before traveling back to their home countries for the summer. This year, the students chose to go shopping (again)! Bob, Vicky, Cecilia, Len and China recently traveled to the Grove City Outlets...

“Mock Crash” scheduled for Tuesday, May 9 at ECCHS

Please note that the ECCHS SADD Club will host a "Mock Crash" on Tuesday, May 9 at 12 p.m. in the ECCHS parking lot. Area emergency services will be involved in this activity that portrays the consequences of driving while...

Thank you, teachers!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to all the teachers out there! Words cannot express how grateful we are for our educators here at ECCSS. Our students are so fortunate to have such incredible, dedicated and supportive teachers surrounding them each day. Thank you for...

National Physical Education and Sport Week – May 1-7

It's National Physical Education and Sport Week! Check out these great pics of Mrs. Lori Bauer's gym classes at St. Marys Catholic Elementary and Middle schools! Thank you to our physical education teachers at ECCSS for keeping our students physically...

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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