International Student Program


Welcome to the ECC International Student Page!

Junior, Kevin Nguyen from Vietnam



You may apply directly to the school by contacting Kim Schlimm, Director of International Students, DSO at
Elk County Catholic welcomes students from Phoenix Education, our partner school in
Hue City, Vietnam, founded by ECC Alum, John Troha, class of 1979.
Elk County Catholic School has also partnered with The Cambridge Network.  The
Cambridge Network’s international student program prepares students for life abroad
prior to arriving at Elk County Catholic and continues to provide international students
with on-going support throughout the school year.  The Cambridge Network may be
contacted at


International students who attend Elk County Catholic High School will reside with families in our community.
Becoming a host family gives you the opportunity to:
  • Participate in cross-cultural exchange
  • Build lifelong relationships
  • Receive a generous stipend
  • Foster connections to American education


Please note that the international student tuition differs from the tuition rates of the local students that attend Elk County Catholic High School. For more information on international student tuition, please contact Kim Schlimm, Director of International Students @


Click here to learn more about Elk County Catholic High School and what makes us so special!
Click here to view the school videos made by members of our staff.

About Elk County

Click on the links below to learn more about our area:
City of St. Marys Website
Elk County Website
Elk County Council on the Arts Website
“Our Town” – St. Marys Video


Where in the world is Elk County Catholic?

Student Videos

The videos below were created by several ECCHS international students.
The first video was created by Chen Hongjin (Vicky) and Wu Tong (Julia) and won third place in the 2016 Cambridge Institute video contest.
The second video was made by Vicky Chen and won 1st Place in The Cambridge Network’s 2017 spring student contest “My Journey to the West.” Vicky also won $300 for her efforts.
The third video was made by 2021 graduate, Olivia Matha.  

Photo Gallery

Click on the pictures below to view our photo gallery!


Mrs. Kim Schlimm

Mrs. Kim Schlimm

Director of International Student Program

Mr. Sam MacDonald

Mr. Sam MacDonald

President of Elk County Catholic School System