Private driving lessons are 1-hour driving instruction periods for teens and adults to learn how to drive or improve their driving skills (different from the behind-the-wheel course). Lessons can be structured by the school to cover as many driving skills as possible or they can be customized.
The deposit is 50% of the chosen package fee unless otherwise noted.
The remaining balance is due a week before lessons begin. For packages of 10, 12, and 20, it is due after the first half of the lessons are completed.
The 45-lesson package has monthly payment plans.
Best for assessing skills or working on specific skills.
Best for building new driver confidence.
Best for getting a few hours of practice.
Best for anxious drivers or drivers having difficulty.
Best for adults looking to meet the practice requirement for the behind-the-wheel course.
Best for teens, under age 18, to meet part of the 45-hour practice requirement for a driver's license. Or for adults who need more than the average number of lessons to improve skills.
Best for teens, under age 18, to meet the entire 45-hour practice requirement for a driver's license.
Prices are subject to change without notice.
We provide pickup and dropoff for local students. There is no additional fee for this service.
Excluded areas include Williamsburg, Gloucester, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Smithfield, and Suffolk. Students in those areas must meet the instructor at our school location.
When you complete the application, you will provide the days of the week and the time of day you are available for driving.
Once we have reviewed your application, you will receive an email with a tentative schedule or start date based on our available appointments.
Driving lessons are only to learn new skills or to improve skills. The school does not give the road test.
If you are 18 or older, you must visit the DMV to take your road test.
If you are age 17 and under, you must complete the Behind-the-Wheel Course to take your road test.
If you want your or your child's driving skills evaluated, an instructor can provide an in-car evaluation and, if needed, provide suggested notes for improvement.
We do not provide medical evaluations. Click the button below to view the DMV's List of CDRS Instructors.
We have had previous success working with high-functioning autistic students, students with ADD, students with anxiety, and ESL students. ESL students can bring an interpreter if needed, at no additional cost.
We highly recommend you speak with a staff member prior to enrollment so that we can determine if we are able to provide the service you need. We do not provide driving instruction if you have a disability that requires special vehicle equipment.
Interstate Driving Skills
We adhere to a strict policy of safety first. Therefore, instructors have the final decision on whether any lesson will include driving on the interstate. When requesting to work on interstate driving skills, you should demonstrate a complete understanding of basic maneuvers and driving on city streets (i.e., Mercury Boulevard or Jefferson Avenue).
45 Lesson students will cover interstate driving after 20 to 30 lessons are completed.
Parallel Parking Skills
The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles does not include parallel parking on the road test. The only parking covered is perpendicular parking, driving in and backing out. If you want to work on parallel parking, it must be requested.
Register by clicking the REGISTER ONLINE NOW button below.
After you submit your registration, our staff will review the form. You will receive an email to confirm that everything is okay or if more information is needed. You will also receive a schedule to review and confirm. Be sure to use an email address that can receive mail and is checked often.
If it has been more than 48 hours since the submission of your form and it is not a weekend or holiday, feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
You must schedule an appointment before coming to our office for in-person enrollment.
All required documents will need to be presented or submitted. The deposit amount is due at this time as well (cash, money order, or card).
Top Notch Driving Schools Inc.
14346 Warwick Blvd #460, Newport News, VA 23602
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