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.

Spring 2024: February 12 - June 10

Both classroom and driving sessions will be once a week over the course of 16 weeks. All classroom and driving sessions are in-person on campus at St. Mary's High School. There will be no classroom or driving sessions the week of February 19 due to winter recess.

Driving sessions will be every week. There will be no driving sessions on the following Holidays: Memorial Day. 

  • There will be two options for Classroom Sessions:


Tuesdays: 4:50 pm – 6:20 pm

Tuesdays: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm


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

 Register Here for the Spring Program (February 12 - June 10)

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)