Driver Education

Driver Education for students and the community

St. Mary’s High School offers a Driver Education Program that is open to students from local high schools as well as those from St. Mary’s High School. Working with Buffalo Driving School, a company that has over 50 years of experience, the Driver Education Program is offered three times throughout the year: spring, summer, and fall.

The summer 2020 session will begin on August 3rd and end on September 8th, 2020.


The New York State Department of Education requires that each student attend 24-hours of classroom instruction. Also, the students must also attend 24-hours of in-car instruction. One-and-a-half hour driving labs are available at various times in the vehicles. Students select the schedule that works best for them. Completion of the course also satisfies the 20-hour graduated license requirement.

Benefits of the Course:

  • Enhanced learning experience with qualified instructors
  • Satisfies New York State mandated requirements for new drivers
  • Substantial premium reduction from auto insurance companies
  • Ability to drive past 9 PM upon turning 17 (as opposed to 18)

The cost for the program is $750 per student (due to COVID-19, the operating costs for this program have increased exponentially, so our price had to increase as such),

made payable and sent to:

St. Mary’s High School

CC: Driver Education

142 Laverack Ave

Lancaster, NY 14086

Questions regarding the program and those that would like to enroll should contact Christopher Hoffman at

Summer 2020 Registration

Please click here to register for the summer 2020 session.

For those that would like additional knowledge assessments to prepare for the road test, here is a link to a free DMV Practice Test. This is not mandatory, but a great resource to use to aid in becoming a more well informed driver and help in passing the road test.