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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 students “hit the slopes” in Ellicottville, NY

The St. Boniface and St. Marys Catholic Elementary fifth-grade classes along with the sixth-grade class from St. Marys Catholic Middle School traveled to Ellicottville, New York for a day of snow tubing last week. Although it was chilly, the students and teachers had...


The students at St. Marys Catholic Elementary School had the opportunity to go bowling last week for one of their many Catholic Schools Week activities. Each class had a designated day on which they traveled to Olympic Lanes in St. Marys to bowl a few frames. A fun...

Catholic Schools Week 2018 comes to a close

An awesome panoramic, bird's eye view from the back of Queen of the World Church during this year's Catholic Schools Week system-wide Mass! Another year of Catholic Schools Week fun is in the books! Thank you to everyone who helped make it a special week for our...

Pass for Cash Winners – February 2

The Pass for Cash Winners from February 2 are: First Quarter - Nancy Mildrew Second Quarter - Mike Trojanowski Third Quarter - Ann Hermanowicz Fourth Quarter - Curt Brennen

St. Boniface students celebrate our nation during CSW

For one of their several Catholic Schools Week activities, the students at St. Boniface gathered together to make crosses and thank you cards for our veterans. The students took the crosses home as a reminder to pray for our nation, while the cards were delivered to a...

St. Leo “Prayer Buddy” program unites students through worship

St. Leo preschool student Luca Aiello could hardly contain his excitement when he met his Prayer Buddy, seventh-grader Joe Aurthors, during Catholic Schools Week.   “The Prayer Buddy Program is just one of the many reasons that I love teaching at St. Leo Catholic...

Elementary students show their school some love!

In celebration of Catholic Schools Week, the students at St. Marys Catholic Elementary School worked together to create a mural that displays 100 reasons they love their Catholic school. Each class contributed several "hearts" to the collage that adorns the wall...

What’s so special about ECCHS?

Answer: The people! The first activity of Catholic Schools Week for the high school students was the creation of a display showing what's so special about Catholic education at ECCHS. The display is comprised of pictures of every member of the high school student body...

2018 ECCSS TV Commercial

2018 ECCSS Commercial from ECC School System on Vimeo. Happy Catholic Schools Week! As a special gift to you from us to celebrate the occasion, we present to you the 2018 ECCSS TV commercial! Like last year, we had another great day filming with the crew from WTAJ,...

St. Leo sixth-grader questions Snapple trivia

Click on the link below to read a great story about St. Leo sixth-grader Moe MacDonald calling out Snapple for printing incorrect information on one of their bottle caps! 🤔    Ridgway sixth-grader questions Snapple trivia Way to go,...

Fourth-graders have some fun practicing new spelling words

"You sunk my battleship!"   The competition was FIERCE in Mrs. Cahilly's fourth-grade spelling class recently as the students took part in a game of Battleship Spelling!   Who says learning isn't all fun and games?! 😝 🙃...

Substitute teachers needed!

St. Leo Catholic School in Ridgway is need of a second-grade long-term substitute teacher beginning in April 2018 and continuing through the end of the school year.   In addition, St. Leo and St. Boniface Catholic School in Kersey are also in need of short-term...

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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