Programs

Avon Driving School (ADS) is committed to providing a high-quality Driver's Education Program at a reasonable rate. See below for a list of our available programs. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Learner's Permits (Teens/Adults): Permits must be obtained through the DMV (ct.gov/dmv). Driving lessons cannot be administered without a valid CT Learner's Permit.

All students must be 16 years old to begin Driver's Ed, however permits are not required for classroom training.

Full program

Includes:
  • 30 Hours of Classroom Training
  • 8 Hours of On-Road Training

30 Hours of Classroom Training

$150.00 (Payable 1st Class)

This program includes the CT State Mandated 8-Hour Drug & Alcohol / Safety Program and 2-Hour "Parent's Class". This program will enable student eligibility for obtaining their driver's license after holding their learner's permit for 120 days and they may be eligible for an insurance discount (please check with your carrier).

Please note: As part of the Drug & Alcohol / Safety Program, parents must pre-register online to attend the 2-Hour "Parent's Class" at either our Simsbury or Avon High School locations as space is limited. 16-17 year old teens must attend with a parent.

Also note: If your teen obtains their learner's permit BEFORE beginning Driver's Ed, please register and have them start the classroom training immediately (even if their time is limited & can only attend 1 class within the session). This will enable you to schedule the "On-Road" driving lessons in a timely manner, as our schedules book-up very quickly!

Making up missed classes:
Each class runs in 2-hour increments, are separate modules numbered 1-15 and sessions are repeated on a monthly (Simsbury)/ bi-monthly (Avon High School) basis. If classes are missed during any given session, simply look for the number of the missed class(es) and the "make up" date on any of the upcoming schedules for either location. There is no time limit for completing these programs. Unfortunately, refunds will not be issued after attending the 1st class.

8 Hours of On-Road Training

$380.00 (4/2-Hour Driving Lessons @ $95 ea.)

Valid CT permit must be presented to instructor

On-Road driving lessons run back-to-back, in 2-hour increments. We do our best to arrive on time, however there will be a delay in dropping off the student immediately following the lesson. Our instructors pick up the next scheduled student, then drops off the previous. If we are delayed for any reason in getting to the point of pick-up, any lost time will be made up either at the end of that same lesson or at a later date.

Students who live outside the Avon/Simsbury area are required to establish a meeting point within or just outside our area, as point of pick-up/drop off for the driving lessons.

A 24-hour notice of cancellation is required for On-Road Training! Non-compliance will result in a $40 charge.

$530
NOTE: Sibling discounts are available
Register

30 Hours of classroom training only

This program includes the CT State Mandated 8-Hour Drug & Alcohol / Safety Program and the 2-Hour "Parent's Class". On-Road Training is not included. Students must hold their learner's permit for 180 days for eligibility to take their driver's license test and will not be eligible for an insurance discount.

Please note: As part of the Drug & Alcohol / Safety Program, parents must pre-register online to attend the 2-Hour "Parent's Class" at either our Simsbury or Avon High School locations as space is limited. 16-17 year old teens must attend with a parent.

Making up missed classes:
Each class runs in 2-hour increments, are separate modules numbered 1-15 and sessions are repeated on a monthly (Simsbury)/ bi-monthly (Avon High School) basis. If classes are missed during any given session, simply look for the number of the missed class(es) and the “make up” date on any of the upcoming schedules for either location. There is no time limit for completing these programs. Unfortunately, refunds will not be issued after attending the 1st class.

$200
Payable on first class
Register

CT state mandated 8 hour Drug & Alcohol / Safety Course

This program offers 8 hours of Classroom Training (including Parent's Class) ONLY. However, On-Road Training is available as well.

Please note: Parents must pre-register online to attend the 2-Hour "Parent's Class" at either our Simsbury or Avon High School locations as space is limited. 16-17 year old teens must attend with a parent.

$150
Payable on first class
Register

On-road training/per 2 hour lesson

Valid CT permit must be presented to instructor

On-Road driving lessons run back-to-back, in 2-hour increments. We do our best to arrive in a timely manner, however there will be a delay in dropping off the student immediately following the lesson. Our instructors pick up the next scheduled student, then drops off the previous. If we are delayed for any reason in getting to the point of pick-up, any lost time will be made up either at the end of that same lesson or at a later date.

Students who live outside the Avon/Simsbury area are required to establish a meeting point within or just outside our area, as point of pick-up/drop off for the driving lessons.

A 24-hour notice of cancellation is required for on-road training! Non-compliance will result in a $40 charge.

$100
Ages 16-17
Register
$120
Ages 18+
Register

DMV license testing

License testing is for ADS students only!

Our on-site DMV license testing dates are included in the "ADS Folder" given to students when they begin the program. Parents/teens are responsible for signing up for the license test.

Space is limited and dates fill up very quickly, so please plan accordingly.

The DMV Inspectors come to ADS on a monthly basis for license testing ONLY during weekday mornings, therefore a few hours of school will be missed. After testing, you must wait 48 hours before going to the DMV/New Britain branch for license pick-up. The DMV license fee is approx. $75.00.

Please be sure you are eligible to test before signing up for a testing date.

For those students 16-19 years old, registered for the 8 Hour Drug & Alcohol Safety Program ONLY and want to take the license test @ ADS, a 2 Hour Driving Lesson is required (please see pricing above).

License testing for adults 20+ must be done at DMV branch offices.

$60
Teens registered for the full program
$100
Ages 16-17
$120
Adults 18+