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Over the past 17 years, we’ve guided 165 stu­dents into Bergen Academies. This year, our stu­dents earned 93 to­tal ac­cep­tances to Bergen Academies, Bergen Tech, and Academies at En­gle­wood at a stag­ger­ing 62% ac­cep­tance rate! This is more than all other New Jer­sey academies com­bined.

Why Other Academies Fail

Pre­par­ing an 8th grader for an ad­mis­sions exam re­quires a different, more sen­si­tive ap­proach. Other academies mind­lessly drill stu­dents, hop­ing this will get re­sults. That’s why they fail. At MEK, we pro­vide two dis­tinct, goal-ori­ented ses­sions of BCA Prep over the course of five months.

Test Prep Is Different for Younger Stu­dents

Ses­sion 1 “breaks in” the stu­dent by de­vel­op­ing strong study habits, crit­i­cal think­ing, and skill in Math, English, and Writ­ing – with­out over­whelm­ing the stu­dent or de­tract­ing from school­work.

Ses­sion 2 pre­pares stu­dents for the rig­ors of the exam: time man­age­ment, test-tak­ing strate­gies, and en­durance.

This is a fierce com­pe­ti­tion.

There are ap­prox­i­mately 3,000 ap­pli­cants to BCA and BT ev­ery year. BCA ac­cepts around 290 stu­dents, and BT ac­cepts around 170. That’s a pal­try 15.3% ac­cep­tance rate. MEK stu­dents have an ac­cep­tance rate of 62%!

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