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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.

They grow up so fast!

Mrs. Dupree's little isn't so little anymore! What a difference two years makes! Recently, Amelia decided she was in charge of her wardrobe for the day. This is the outfit she chose for herself. 😊 And it still fits! A girl after our own hearts!...

ECCHS September Alumni Mass – Friday, September 28

The Elk County Catholic High School Alumni Association will hold its September Alumni Mass on Friday, September 28 at 8:55 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...

Feast of St. Matthew celebrated at St. Leo School Mass

At today's St. Leo School Mass, the feast day of St. Matthew was celebrated by Fr. Justin Pino. As the only Matthew in the school, fourth-grader Matthew Gilmore was given the honor of carrying the cross to open and close the Mass. Great job, Matthew!  ...

Varsity football game time change

The start time of the varsity football game that will be played on Friday, September 21 between ECC and Union has been changed to 6 p.m. (the game was originally scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.). The game will be played at AC Valley High School. Good luck,...

Preschool students celebrate delicious holiday

Did you know it’s National Pepperoni Pizza Day!? Mrs. Lanzel’s all-day preschool class at St. Marys Catholic Elementary celebrated the special occasion by dancing to the “Pepperoni Pizza Song” during their brain break today. Best.holiday.ever....

Class of 2019 celebrates final retreat

The Class of 2019 attended their class retreat this past Sunday and Monday. The theme of the event was "Rejoice and Be Glad" (and rain 🌧️ ☺️). Sunday was spent at St. Boniface as the class celebrated Mass and ate dinner together. On Monday, the students traveled to...

Day of Prayer – Saturday, September 15

September 15 marks the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows. Bishop Persico has asked that all churches in the Diocese of Erie open their doors on this day to encourage reflection and prayers for the victims of clergy and laypeople abuse. Consider visiting one of our local...

Second Annual Outdoor Bash set for Sunday, October 21

The 2nd Annual Outdoor Bash is set for Sunday, October 21 from 12 - 4 p.m. in the ECCHS cafeteria. The doors will open at noon, and drawings will occur every 15 minutes beginning at 1 p.m. A $20 donation includes food, drinks, and chances on the main ticket items....

“I’ll huff, and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow your house down!”

Mrs. Urmann's second-graders at St. Leo School got right to work when the school year began. On their second day together, the class read The Three Little Pigs and then participated in a STEM activity using Playdoh, popsicle sticks, clothespins, and pipe cleaners. The...

St. Leo’s “Cash Bash” – Saturday, September 8

The St. Leo School "Cash Bash" will be held on Saturday, September 8 at the Ridgway Fire Hall. The doors will open at 5 p.m., and the drawings will begin promptly at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 and include food and drinks. The grand prize is $1,000 with cash drawings every...

A note from the ECCSS PTO …

Thank you to everyone who came and supported our annual Family Picnic and Bonfire last night! It was a wonderful time! Thank you to those who donated drinks and food and those who helped prepare, serve, and clean up. We fed a lot of hungry mouths last night! And a...

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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