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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.


ECCSS Veterans’ Day Masses – Friday, November 10

Elk County Catholic School System will celebrate Veterans' Day through several Masses held on Friday, November 10. We cordially invite parents and family members, especially our veterans, to these Masses, where we will offer special prayers for all of our veterans:...

Crusaders place second at PIAA Cross Country Championships

Congratulations to our boys' cross country team as they placed second in the team race at Saturday's PIAA championships at Parkview Cross Country Course in Hershey! The Crusaders were led by Ben Hoffman, who placed eighth overall with a time of 16:41. Wow!! Way to go,...

St. Boniface students donate items to Guardian Angel Center

The kindergarten/first grade class at St. Boniface Catholic School sponsored a clothing drive to benefit the local Guardian Angel Center. Students collected several bags of new and gently-used items for the organization, which provides clothing and supplies for those...

Job Opening: Elementary School Cafteria Assistant

Cafeteria Worker and Cafeteria Substitutes needed for St. Marys Catholic Elementary School There is an immediate opening in the elementary school for a cafeteria worker. Duties include: meal preparation and serving, operating kitchen equipment, ensuring a safe and...

It’s snowing!!

The first snowfall of the school year brought some excitement to the students at St. Marys Catholic Elementary School yesterday!   After they enjoyed playing in the first flakes of the season, Mrs. Bauer's and Mrs. Dupree's second-grade students brought some snow...

St. Leo Catholic School celebrates All Saints’ Day with special Mass

St. Leo Catholic School held a special Mass to celebrate All Saints' Day on Wednesday, November 1. A special feature of the celebration involved a student from each class portraying saint, providing a wonderful teaching opportunity for the entire parish. “This is St....

Crusader cross country team brings home D9 “A” title

Congratulations to the varsity boys' cross country team as they captured the District 9 Class A championship this past Saturday. The Crusaders finished with 27 team points, followed by Clarion with 68 and Smethport with 69. Sophomore Ben Hoffman finished first in the...

ECC Rocks!

Found today at the ECCSS Admin Building! Will rehide!  ❤️  #elkcountyrocks #praybig #theschoolwiththecross...

“Double, double toil and trouble …”

The fifth graders at St. Marys Catholic Elementary recently helped their younger peers in Mrs. Baron's afternoon preschool class make paper witches.   A fabulous project to help promote service and to get into the Halloween spirit!...

“Happy Birthday to you …”

Pictured is Todd Parisi, motivational speaker and organizer of the Team Spartan Youth Group, with several St. Marys Catholic Middle School eighth-graders. While on their class retreat last week, the students made cards for William, a new member of Team Spartan...

St. Boniface students celebrate “Red Ribbon Week”

The students at St. Boniface are celebrating Red Ribbon Week!   The National Family Partnership, an organization that promotes drug awareness, advocacy, and resources, organized the first nationwide Red Ribbon Campaign. Since its beginning in 1985, the Red Ribbon has...

ECCHS Haunted House to be held Sunday, October 29

Don't miss this spooktacular event full of frightful surprises! Ghosts and Ghouls, enter at your own risk! Admission: Haunted House - $3 Children's Hall - $2 Benefits the ECCHS Senior Class...

Fifth graders make “slimy” science experiment

The fifth graders at St. Marys Catholic Elementary took to the science lab last Friday to make some Borax-free slime! The students measured out glue, shaving foam, baking powder and contact solution to make this fluffy concoction. Some cinnamon oil was added to make...

October Alumni Mass – Friday, October 27

The Elk County Catholic High School Alumni Association will hold its October Alumni Mass on Friday, October 27 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...

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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