Parochial schools in Naperville are being inundated by parents searching for alternatives to public schools for the upcoming school year.

Since Naperville District 203 and Indian Prairie District 204 announced back-to-school plans that included remote learning, there’s been a significant spike in emails and calls from parents wanting what private schools can provide this fall: daily in-person instruction in a classroom, officials said.

Patricia Bajek, director of student services for All Saints Catholic Academy, said admission inquiries at the K-8 school on Aurora Avenue were quiet from the middle of March to the end of May.

In June, when All Saints began resuming in-person tours, 17 new students enrolled, Bajek said.

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