Malindi progressive academy is a small private school located in Malindi. It is located near Malindi district hospital. The school consists of kindergarten, primary and secondary school section. Although its a small school by size, Malindi progressive academy (MPA) is one of the best performing schools in Malindi. MPA was officially opened in 2004 when it was once opened, actually had few students compared to now.
It was recognized in 2007, after the 2006 KCSE results came out. One student from MPA had passed in Malindi and she was the first student from MPA to be sponsored by Bank of Equity. This is the time the school began to receive great enrollment of students. Her a good school by nature. The school administration system is really different with other schools in Malindi. One thing is about flogging students. Normally high school students are punished in different ways, but in MPA students get punished with flogging. For them it is that flogging minimizes the waste of students’ time rather than sending a student to class and make the student make a punishment for like an hour or more when the student will be in a loss since he/she will miss classes.
The school owner has opened two other progressive schools which with names are Kagombani progressive school and Watamu progressive school. With these three schools, they normally make inter-progressive schools compete in terms of sports, joint exams, talent shows and some other activities. In this way, MPA has not involved itself in a lot of competitions with other schools as it has just been competing other progressive schools except in the Mathematics competition we know PROMABAYE which includes MPA, Malindi High School, Barani Secondary School and Muyeye High School. Doing these things is giving students a challenge in MPA as teachers really go hard with students to do well in competitions and also encourage students by giving them prizes when they do well in these exams. Malindi progressive school has been an aspiring school for many students in Malindi and has really many goals that you want to achieve as one of the best performing schools. Tracing back ten years ago, the school was not yet recognizable, but the school is now a well-known one since it was a giving a lot of challenge to big public schools like Malindi high, Ribe kids and Barani secondary in terms of education. It was able to secure a position among the top three of the best performing schools in Kilifi County. The school is also looking hard to be recognized throughout the coastal area, but just not Kilifi county alone. That is their current goal and they are working on it.