We Care About You, and You Will Feel It Each Step of the Way

The Next Street is a family owned, family operated driving school with a number of locations around Connecticut. We have built our business by focusing on fanatical customer service and making the process of getting your driver's license in Connecticut fun, easy and stress free. Though we are a large driving school, we are not a franchise or large corporation. We all live and work in Connecticut and love supporting the local communities where we work and live. There are a few things that we know are important to you, our customers, so we focus on being the best in the business at these important things:

  • Flexible, Accessible schedules. With our courses, you can enroll any time, take class in any order, at any location, at any time they are offered. There is no driving school that can offer as much flexibility as we do.
  • Affordable prices. Though our offering is superior, we keep our prices in line with our competitors and we offer flexible payment plans. We want to make sure that our outstanding program is accessible to everyone.
  • Fanatic Customer Service. Our team is available to support you through this entire process, from permit to driver's ed to license test, and everywhere in between. And our team is nice. Really, really nice. You'll love working with us.

Family Owned & Operated

The Next Street is owned and run by the Dufour Family – a name synonymous with transportation safety in Connecticut. Beyond The Next Street, their All-Star Transportation business is Connecticut’s leader in School Bus Transportation – transporting over 35,000 students each day throughout Litchfield, New Haven and upper Fairfield counties.


One of the Top Workplaces in Connecticut

The Next Street has recently been recognized as one of the Top Work Places in Connecticut for 2018. Companies in the running have been recognized based solely on surveys about the workplace completed by their employees. The Next Street is honored to receive its second Top Work Places Award and understands that without placing employee satisfaction as a top priority, that this recognition would not be possible. Our employees and outstanding work culture is our greatest and most important asset, and we couldn’t be happier.


One of the Fastest Growing Companies in the U.S.

The Next Street has been named as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the United States by Inc. magazine. Since beginning as All-Star Driver in 2012, the company now trains 10,000 more students than the next closest competitor. While your experience will feel very personal, volume is actually important to us – because the more people we can train properly, the safer our roads can become.


Small Business of the Year

The Next Street was recently honored by the Waterbury Chamber of Commerce with the Harold Webster Smith Award for Small Business of the Year. The awards are named after the man who opened Webster Bank, and recognize those achieving excellence in small business. It is one of several awards given to The Next Street over the years – a testament to the quality of the team and our commitment to the community.


One of the Happiest Companies in the USA

The Next Street was recently awarded the 2017 "Happiest Company" Award from TINYPulse in the competitive Education category. TINYPulse awards organizations with the highest "Happiness Scores" in the USA, which are anonymously tabulated from current employees. At The Next Street, we understand that employee happiness and exceptional work culture is pivotal, and we couldn't be more proud to receive such a commemoration.