Private driving lessons are 1-hour driving instruction periods for individuals 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. Do you feel comfortable on city streets but are anxious on the interstate? We can help!
You must have a valid learner's permit or driver's license (from any state), to take private driving lessons.
If you do not have a learner's permit, then you must obtain one from the DMV by taking the knowledge exam. We cannot put you in the vehicle as a driver until you have a learner's permit.
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.
We have lesson appointments available Monday through Saturday, in the morning, afternoon, and evening. We provide pickup and drop-off for local students in specific areas of Newport News, Hampton, Yorktown, and Poquoson. If you are outside of those areas, you will need to plan a drop-off at the driving school for your lessons.
The 2 Lesson Package is the best option if you have driving experience but want a professional instructor to assess your skills before taking your DMV road test or work on a specific skill/maneuver.
The price for the 2 Lesson Package is $150. The deposit fee is $75.
If you have previous driving experience but do not feel comfortable with your current skill level, the 4 Lesson Package is the best option. Our instructors will work with you to get you the confidence and skill level needed to prepare for your DMV road test.
The price for the 4 Lesson Package is $280. The deposit fee is $140.
For beginner drivers, the best option is the 6 Lesson Package. Most beginner drivers can learn to drive well enough to be prepared for the DMV road test after 6 hours of practice.* This package has the lowest per hour rate and is the best selling package.
*This is not a guarantee. Every driver learns at a different pace.
The 6 Lesson Package is $390. The deposit fee is $195.
We know that teaching a new driver is both time-consuming and nerve-racking for anyone that is not a professional instructor. That's why we have created a special lesson package.
We provide a 45 lesson package to students under age 18 who need to meet the 45 hours of driving practice required for a teen driver's license. We use both the DMV behind-the-wheel checklist and the 45-Hour Parent-Teen Driving Guide to structure the lessons. All students will receive a 45-hour driving log signed by the instructor.
The price for the 45 Lesson Package is $2,250. This package offers a per hour rate of $50, and we offer two payment plan options.
Enrollment can be completed in person at the driving school. You must schedule an appointment by calling us at 757-926-5956. When you enroll in person, you must have your learner's permit with you.
Online enrollment provides you the opportunity to complete all of the enrollments steps without leaving your house. The steps are
For all email correspondence, please check your inbox and spam folders. If you do not see any emails from the school, then call us at 757-926-5956.
Yes. You must have a learner's permit or any legal document that states you can legally be the driver of a vehicle.
No. You can take the road test at the DMV. Or you can choose to complete the driver education program at a driving school, and then the school will provide the road test.
No. Our vehicles are automatic transmission.
No. Individuals age 18 or older, who drive well enough, will receive a CSMA-19 form (DMV behind-the-wheel checklist) signed by the instructor if they demonstrate all of the maneuvers correctly and safely.
If you do not drive well enough to receive the CSMA-19 form, then you will receive an in-vehicle student evaluation from the instructor. The student evaluation will inform the student of which driving skills and maneuvers they need to practice.