Full Program


  • 28 hours of classroom theory
  • 2-hour parent class
  • 8 hours of one-on-one road training

Students will be required to fulfill 28 hours of class theory, during which they will learn via textbook, worksheets, videos and classroom instruction.

Each student and a parent must attend one 2-hour PARENT CLASS pertaining to new laws for teens. We will also discuss defensive driving tactics and ways for parents to become better instructors. No preregistration necessary…just show up!

Students must take 8 hours of one-on-one road training with our instructors. The training will be broken down into five sessions and we can typically pick up and drop off students at their home or a location of their choice (within reasonable distance of Ridgefield).

Road lessons are broken down as follows…

  • Lesson 1 (1.5 hrs) – BASIC DRIVING includes basic car control though all of the windy back roads of Ridgefield, Redding and Wilton.
  • Lesson 2 (1.5 hrs) – INTERSECTIONS includes negotiation of lights, stop signs and uncontrolled intersections.
  • Lesson 3 (1.5 hrs) – PARKING includes pull-in, parallel and reverse parking, as well as k-turns/3-point turns.
  • Lesson 4 (1.5 hrs) – HIGHWAY DRIVING includes on ramps, exit ramps and lane changing on local highways
  • Lesson 5 (2 hrs) – EVALUATION assesses the readiness of new driver in all aspects of the previous four lessons.

**This program allows students to obtain a license after holding their permit for 120 days**

GETTING STARTED is as simple as completing the Registration Form and then attending any of the required classroom sessions. Those enrolling MUST be at least 16 years of age. New students are asked to submit a payment of cash, check. ApplePay, CashApp or Venmo please. (VENMO – @Ridgefield_Driving_School)