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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.

Lady Crusader softball team beats Coudy for district 1A title

Congrats to the No. 4 seeded Lady Crusaders as they defeated Coudersport yesterday to become the District 9 "A" champs! Way to battle, ladies!   The Lady Crusaders reached the title game by defeating the DCC Lady Cardinals, the two-time defending district champions....

Congratulations to our track and field state medalists!

Congratulations to our track and field state medalists! At the PIAA "AA" championships this past weekend, ECC sophomore Taylor Newton tied for fourth place in the high jump with her leap of 5'4". She qualified for the state meet by clearing 5'6" in the District 9...

Congrats, Grads! #youdidit!

Congratulations to the Elk County Catholic High School Class of 2018! These seniors walked across the ECC stage this past Sunday and became high school graduates ... way to go!   Best wishes to you all as you enter the next phase of your lives. God bless you...

Video: Congratulations to our preschool graduates!

Check out this adorable video of Mrs. Lanzel's four-year-old preschool class at St. Marys Catholic Elementary singing and signing "Yes, Jesus Loves Me" at their graduation celebration yesterday! Congrats to all our preschool grads! Kindergarten, here they...

ECC track and field teams perform well at district meet

Congrats to our ECC track and field teams for their respective performances at the District 9 "AA" meets this past weekend! The Lady Crusaders earned this year's D9 title while the Crusaders finished in second place. Good luck to all who have qualified for the state...

Advanced Computer Solutions donates equipment to ECCHS/SMCMS

Recently, Aaron Simbeck from Advanced Computer Solutions donated a Meraki access point to Elk County Catholic High School / St. Marys Catholic Middle School to complement the equipment in the school building's network.   Pictured, from left to right, are Brian Lenze...

Crusader boys’ tennis team having successful season

Congratulations to our boys' tennis team on a successful season thus far! Last week, the Crusaders edged Punxsy in the D9 "AA" Team Tournament by a 3-2 score to claim the championship. They will now travel to...

ECCSS celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

ECCSS's Teacher Appreciation Week 2018 concluded last Friday afternoon with a faculty and staff dinner at Gunners Restaurant in St. Marys. The following teachers and staff members were acknowledged as they celebrated hallmark years: 5 Years - Megan Ambrose (SMCES),...

May Alumni Mass – Friday, May 18

The Elk County Catholic High School Alumni Association will hold its May Alumni Mass on Friday, May 18 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,...

2018 Prom Court Nominees

Congratulations to our 2018 Prom Court Nominees! Queen Nominees: Samantha Fedus, Bethany Feldbauer, Emily Miller, Catherine Cerroni, and Mandy Geci. King Nominees: Drew Daghir, Logan Hoffman, Joe Aiello, Jarret Ingram, and Erick Mader. Princess Nominees: Anna Keyes,...

ECCSS celebrates Living Rosary and May Crowning ceremony

On May 1, the ECCSS St. Marys schools joined together to celebrate the month of Mary through a Living Rosary and May Crowning ceremony. The event was coordinated by the ECCSS Campus Ministry Department and emceed by middle school religion teacher Mr. Luke Daghir.  ...

14th Annual St. Leo School Trout Derby – May 12-13

Join us for a day of fun at the 2018 St. Leo School Trout Derby! This family-friendly event, held at the Ridgway Firemen's Grounds, entertains all ages. Events include: - Main derby and kids' derby - Free kids' games and crafts - Live music - Chicken BBQ - Mass at 7...

2018 ECCSS Summer Camp Program

Registration for the 2018 ECCSS Summer Camp Program starts NOW! The majority of camps are open to ALL students, not just those that attend ECCSS. There is even a camp for adults this year! Click here to check out what's available this...

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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