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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.


St. Leo Catholic School “Cash Bash” – Saturday, October 7

Tickets are still available for the St. Leo Cash Bash being held this Saturday, October 7! More information below! Saturday, October 7  |  Ridgway Fire Hall – 30 N. Broad Street  |  Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets - $15/each   |   Food and beverages included   |   Must...

“Pink Day” t-shirt orders are due Tuesday, October 3

Don't forget - if you'd like a 2017 "Pink Day" t-shirt, orders are due Tuesday, October 3! Please submit your orders with payment to one of the ECCSS main offices. Click here to download an order form. Shirts will be delivered the week of October 9 in time for Pink...

Preschool students participate in STREAM activity in their classroom

Preschoolers are naturally born engineers. They like to ask why things work. Engineering for preschoolers is the process of building and designing something to solve a problem.   The children in Mrs. Roberts's four-year-old preschool class were each given a toilet...

Kindergarten students observe Mother Nature in action

Mrs. Kuntz's kindergarten class at St. Marys Catholic Elementary is observing the life cycle of a butterfly and learning about metamorphosis. The caterpillars are now in their chrysalis making the transformation. When they emerge as butterflies, the class will release...

Race for Education News

Third grader Brayden Barnett and his family won the $100 tuition credit from the Race for Education. Everyone who turned in five or more mailers was entered to win. Also, students received their lollipop prizes last week for turning in at least five mailers. If your...

Want to help earn money for our schools?

Check www.boxtops4education.com for a chance to win double our school system's fall Box Tops earnings!   You may enter daily from now until September 30. A login must be created first, but it's simple to do and allows you access to other Box Top features.   Easy...

Job Opening: Elementary School Secretary

St. Marys Catholic Elementary School has an immediate opening for a school secretary. Applicants should possess a familiarity with office management and be proficient in Microsoft Office software.   Candidate must display a high degree of multi-tasking and time...

ECCHS Fall Cheerleading Clinic – Starts Monday, September 25

The ECCHS Fall Cheerleading Squad will host a Cheer Clinic for girls in grades K-5 interested in developing their cheerleading skills. The clinic will cover jumps, cheers, chants, dance and stunting and include a chance to cheer at an ECC Varsity Football game! The...

Save the Date / Donations Needed for 4th Annual Purse Bash

Save the date for the 4th Annual ECCSS Purse Bash! The event will be held on Saturday, November 18 at the Red Fern! Tickets will go on sale soon! The price of admission includes dinner and chances on the 10 main event handbags that will be raffled off! This year's...

St. Marys 175th Anniversary Parade

What a great day for our little town! This parade won't be forgotten anytime soon thanks to the hard work of the Parade Committee over the past year as well as everyone who participated and showed support by coming out to watch. A great reminder of how special our...

September Alumni Mass – Friday, September 22

The Elk County Catholic High School Alumni Association will hold its September Alumni Mass on Friday, September 22 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...

Sign-ups for 1st & 10 Football Clinic underway

It’s time again for the annual ECC 1st & 10 Football Clinic. The clinic will cover basic football fundamentals and is open to any parochial or public school student in grades kindergarten through 5th. It will be held at the ECC football field on Louis Street...

ECCSS / St. Marys 175th Anniversary Celebration Details

Just a few reminders and FYIs about this weekend's celebration:   - The Elk County Catholic High School/St. Marys Catholic Middle School parking lots will be utilized as the staging area for the 130+ units participating in the 175th Anniversary Parade on Saturday,...

8th grade students attend annual Wallops Island trip

Attached are few snapshots from the 8th graders' recent trip to Wallops Island! The kids had a great time learning about the different organisms that live in the waterways and on the beaches of Accomack County, Virginia. This annual excursion has traditionally been a...

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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