Plans call for a classical Catholic high school to begin operation at Holy Rosary Parish in Northeast Portland this fall.

Dominican Father Corwin Low, pastor, wrote in the April 3 parish bulletin that the Chesterton Academy of Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati has been getting “rave reviews” in other locations and that he has been researching the organization for the past two years.

The school, bearing the name of a celebrated Catholic thinker and a young vigorous lay Dominican saint, uses a classical liberal arts curriculum.

Father Low has visited many campuses and knows the founder.

“Because a significant part of their curriculum involves daily Mass, instruction in sacred music, and involvement in the church, from my perspective it has few downsides,” the priest told parishioners.

The school will occupy portions of the parish hall.

“The Western Dominican Province and Holy Rosary Parish are committed to their first year of existence with a desire that we can extend it indefinitely,” said Father Low.

It will not be an archdiocesan school.