Driver’s Ed

A state-approved Driver Education course is offered at McQuaid Jesuit. Registration is open to anyone age 16 or older with a valid learner’s permit. The cost for the Theory course is $520. Successful completion of the course will result in students receiving the MV-285 Certificate of Completion certificate issued by the New York State Education Department.

Students must meet the following criteria to enroll in the class:

  • Currently enrolled in a high school
  • Sixteen years old by the start of the session
  • Permission from parent or guardian (signed Confirmation Letter brought to first class)
  • Learner’s Permit or Operator’s License (brought to first class)
  • Commit to 24 hours of theory in accordance with the attached schedule

Driver Education Attendance Policy: New York State requires 24 hours of classroom instruction, 18 hours of road observation and six hours of wheel time* before a MV-285 certificate can be issued. Students need to be present for every class and complete their car times to receive their certificate. In the event of class or car being canceled by the instructor the class will be made up at a later date before the close of the semester at the school’s expense. The instructor will contact parents by phone regarding the cancellation. If a student misses class or car for any other reason, a make up class will need to be scheduled with the instructor. There is an additional fee for make up classes. The fee is $20 per make-up session per student. With one student the the minimum make-up fee is $40 per class. A student must make up their missed class or classes before the close of the semester in which the program started per NYS law. If a student does not make up the classes before the end of the semester the program certificate and fee are forfeit.

There are 20 seats available for each of the two summer sessions. Registration for each session will open at the announced date and time. Once there are the maximum number of registrations completed online, the registration period will close. Car assignments will be filled by lottery and a confirmation email sent.

  • Complete the online registration form
  • Payment is due at the time of registration. Registrations are not considered complete without payment.
  • Online Payment of $520. Refunds will be issued if notified within three days of receipt of Confirmation Letter.
  • Must be able to commit to all scheduled theory classes and car driving schedule (Please read the complete schedule very carefully.)

2021 Summer Sessions

Session I runs July 5 – 30.

Session II runs August 2 – 31.

Click Here for a complete schedule including days and times of cars.

Online Registration for each summer sessions will remain open until all available slots are filled. Please enter all information – permit number, student’s full name, address, and date of birth – exactly as it appears on the student’s Driver Learner Permit as this information will be printed on the official Driver Education Certificate at the conclusion of the class.

The certification from this Driver’s Education Course qualifies students to take the New York State Driving Test, therefore students registering in Driver Education do not need to register for the 5-Hour Course.

Due to NYS COVID-19 rules, we can only have two students in the car. For example, if your teen is in Car 1 they will drive in the One car or One A car. Which day the student drives will be determined the first day of class. However, the timeslot will remain the same. Also, Due to NYS COVID-19 rules, students will have six hours of driving time in the program and six hours of observation time. The final 12 hours of observation time in car will be completed with the parent.

For further information please email Peter Wegman.