Monterey County’s Premier Driving School

 

California Drivers Education Course

 

Age 15½  and older

Drivers Education is the first step to getting your driver's license.

If you have already completed Drivers Ed, sign up for behind the wheel lessons.

  • Our interactive drivers education class will teach you everything you need to know so you will pass the DMV written test.
  • You can take the class before you turn 15½ but you must be 15½ to get your permit.
  • Drivers education classroom curriculum developed and taught by retired CHP Captain William Perlstein.
  • This is a DMV approved 4-day intensive class--so you get your driving permit fast.
  • Cost is $300 with payment due before class begins.
  • Includes Impact Teen Driver and CHP Start Smart programs. Some insurance companies may reduce premiums for teens who complete the course.
  • DMV written test failure rate is 45%; however, 100% of our students have passed, almost all on their very first try!

Class Dates

  • April 2019 Class: April 27, 28, May 4 & 5, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 AM to 5 PM, at the Carmel Youth Center.
  • June 2019 Class: June 10, 11, 12 & 13, Monday through Thursday, 11 AM to 5 PM, at Stevenson Lower School, Carmel.
  • July 2019 Class: TBD
  • September 2019 Class: September 14, 15, 21 & 22, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 AM to 5 PM, at Santa Catalina School, Monterey.
  • October 2019 Class: Oct. 26, 27, Nov. 2 & 3, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 AM to 5 PM, at Stevenson School, Pebble Beach.
  • December 2019 Class: Dec. 30, 31, Jan. 1 & 2, Monday through Thursday, 11 AM to 5 PM, at the Carmel Youth Center.
  • February 2020 Class: February 8, 9, 15 & 16, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 AM to 5 PM, at Santa Catalina School, Monterey.
  • March 2020 Class: March 14, 15, 21 & 22, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 AM to 5 PM, at Stevenson School, Pebble Beach.
  • April 2020 Class: April 25, 26, May 2 & 3, Saturdays and Sundays, 11 AM to 5 PM, at the Carmel Youth Center.
  • June 2020 Class: June 8, 9, 10 & 11, Monday through Thursday, 11 AM to 5 PM, at Stevenson Lower School, Carmel.

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Our Graduates Say

Our drivers education and behind the wheel training program is the absolute best!  But don’t just take our word for it, ask any of our former students.

Captain Perlstein taught me drivers education, but I was very anxious about the DMV test. He met with me and my mom before my test and gave me the confidence needed to pass.

Jeanne H.

Pacific Grove High School

Officer Richards took the time to make sure I knew how to drive, but also taught me about freeway safety. I got a flat tire on the freeway a couple months later and knew exactly what to do!

Emma M.

Santa Catalina High School

I was so nervous to drive and didn’t know what to expect. Coach Chris was so relaxed and calm that my nerves went away within like 10 minutes.

Luke H.

Carmel High School

Accelerated Drivers Education

Finish class and get your permit in only 4 days.