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. The Driver Education Program is offered three times throughout the year: Spring, Summer, and Fall.

The New York State Department of Education requires that each student attend 24 hours of classroom instruction as well as 24 hours of laboratory in-car instruction. Due to recent changes by NYSED, all classroom and driving instruction must be in-person (no virtual options).

There will be 24 hours of classroom instruction on campus here at St. Mary's High School (room number to be determined). Additionally, each student will receive 24 hours of in-car instruction in groups of up to 4 students.  There will be several time slots to choose from and from the selection, the student will be placed in a group that will meet at the same specified time. The cost is $850 per student for both classroom and driving sessions all included.

June/July 2024: June 17 - July 26 *Various dates due to different options; see below*

All classroom and driving sessions are in-person on campus at St. Mary's High School. There will be no classroom or driving sessions on July 4.

  • There will be one time for the Classroom Session:

 

June 24 - July 18

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 9:30 am*

*No class on Thursday, June 27, and July 4; makeup classes are on Friday, June 28, and July 12.

 

  • The In-Car instruction will have two options from Monday – Saturday. 

 

Option 1: (June 17 - July 22) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Option 2: (June 20 - July 26) Thursday, Friday, Saturday

The driving sessions will start and end at St. Mary's High School around the front main entrance. Please see the registration for all the driving time options.

 

August 2024: July 29 - September 7 *Various dates due to different options; see below*

All classroom and driving sessions are in-person on campus at St. Mary's High School. There will be no classroom or driving sessions on July 4.

  • There will be one time for the Classroom Session:

 

August 5 - August 29

Monday - Thursday: 9:40 - 11:10 am*

 

  • The In-Car instruction will have two options from Monday – Saturday. 

 

Option 1: (July 29 - September 7) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday*

Option 2: (August 1 - September 7) Thursday, Friday, Saturday*

*September 7 will be the 16th lesson on that Saturday. No classes September 2 - 6.

The driving sessions will start and end at St. Mary's High School around the front main entrance. Please see the registration for all the driving time options.

 Register Here for the June/July Program (June 17 - July 26)

 Register Here for the August Program (July 29 - September 7)

Benefits of the Course:

  • An 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)