9/29/2023, 12:42 PM: Due to service disruptions in the area, our internet and phone systems are currently down and will not be resolved until the evening. Our call center will be closed as of 1 PM and will reopen tomorrow (Saturday 9/30) at 8 AM. You can still make changes to your account via the Student Portal. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

The Next Street's
Driving School in Stamford CT

1177 High Ridge Rd
Stamford , CT 06905
Pick Up/Drop Off Location: Back right of main parking lot
Call: 475.299.8502

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Courses Offered

8 Hour Safe Driving Course $149

Our 8 hour safe driving course(aka 8 hour drug & alcohol safety course) fulfills the minimum driver education requirement for the state of CT. All classroom sessions are taught by a live instructor via Zoom. This course does not include any private driving lessons, but they can be purchased at any time. Classes are offered in one 8-hour day (adults only), two 4-hour days or four 2-hour days.

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Full Driver Education Bundle $899

*OUR #1 RECOMMENDATION FOR ALL NEW DRIVERS* This bundle includes 30 hours of live Zoom class sessions & 8 hours of private driving lessons. Going above & beyond the CT state minimum 8 hour drug & alcohol safety program requirement, this course offers unparalleled, comprehensive knowledge that equips new drivers with the mastery to navigate the roads safely & courteously with the added benefits of a shorter license wait time for teens & possible insurance discounts depending on the insurance provider. Classes may be taken in any order and additional driving lessons can be added at any time. This package does not include license testing. Pay later plans available via Paypal.

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Available Upgrades

With 8 Hour Safe Driving Course

Private Driving Lessons

Mock Road Test Lesson: $235
2 Additional Hours of Private Driving Lessons: $235
4 Additional Hours of Private Driving Lessons: $470
8 Additional Hours of Private Driving Lessons: $750

License Testing Services

License Test at The Next Street: $150
Meet at the DMV: $299

8 Hour Students must complete a minimum of 2 hours of driving lessons with us in order to take advantage of any of our License Testing Products.

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Private Driving Lessons

Mock Road Test Lesson: $225
2 Additional Hours of Private Driving Lessons: $225
12 Additional Hours of Private Driving Lessons: $1,300
32 Additional Hours of Private Driving Lessons: $3,500

License Testing Services

License Test at The Next Street: $150
Meet at the DMV: $299

Upcoming Course Schedule

We have the most course offerings in Connecticut, with over sixty new classes starting each month. And with The Next Street, if you miss a class, you can make it up any time at any of our 70+ locations.

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During Covid-19, all classes are being held on Zoom. The location that you enroll in does not matter, you may choose any class schedule that works for you. Click here to see all of our available classes.

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Start Date & Time | 8 Hour Course
Location(s)Flexible Class

The Easiest Road to Your License Starts Here.

We know what our customers care about, so we focus on being the best in the driver’s ed industry at those things. And we are locally owned and operated, so you can trust that we care about you. If you’re researching the right driving school for you, you found it here. We appreciate the opportunity to work with you!


  • "Easy and Enjoyable!"

    I had a great online experience with the Next Street and was very happy I could complete driver's ed even though we couldn't have in-person classes. The staff is very helpful and shout out to Mr. Parrs who was a great, fun teacher!

    - Julia Kuhn - June 01, 2020

  • "Convenient Locations and Class Times"

    The classes were very easy and fun! The Next Street is very flexible with personal schedules. I feel that I am extremely prepared to receive my license and be a safe driver. I recommend this driving school!

    - Trinity B. - May 02, 2020

  • "A Very Fun Learning Experience"

    Corey DeVellis was funny and entertaining, also very smart. Made 4 hours straight of classes interesting!

    - Eric Lucido - June 27, 2019

  • "Opal Lamb is the best teacher ever!!"

    Opal is the funniest teacher ever, and makes the classes go by fast

    - Nicholas L. - July 05, 2019

Map & Directions

Conveniently located on High Ridge Road in Stamford.

Find yourself on the Easiest Road to your Driver's License. The Next Street is the only driving school in the Stamford area that makes learning to drive an easy and worthwhile experience.


Students can complete a class 7 days a week, between 10am and 10pm with a live instructor virtually on Zoom. With over 40 Zoom Sessions per day, we are the most flexible driving school in CT. Driving lessons are offered at over 80 pick up and drop off locations in every corner of CT, including our Stamford location.

Our Stamford location is the driving school of choice for new teen and adult drivers in Stamford, New Canaan, Greenwich, Cos Cob, and Darien, CT.

Sure, anyone can teach you how to drive - but no one can do it like us. How? We know you just want your license, so our team makes things clear and simple - because the quickest road to get you anywhere is straight forward. Want to talk to a live human being? Our Customer Service team has a lot of really nice humans to help you. Prefer to manage your program online? Access your program 24/7 in our Student Portal and do everything our Customer Service team can do on the phone.

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Our Stamford CT Driving School Curriculum

Welcome to your first driving lesson at 1177 High Ridge Road In Stamford! Your instructor will be waiting for you by the car in the back of the building, on the right side of the parking lot. Remember to spread your lessons out and not schedule them all in one week. We would like you to take time and practice the skills you've learned between each lesson.

Ready for your first lesson? Great! Let's buckle up and discuss the proper way to set our seat and mirrors. We'll head out of the parking lot and take a right on to Hoover Ave. Let's drive to the end of the street and learn the proper procedure to execute a 3-point turn. You may have to do one on your test! We'll then head out to Cold Spring Road. Let's take a left and drive to Scalzi Park for some pull in parking practice. Then we'll drive through North Stamford and back down into town to get experience on different types of roads. Along the way we'll discuss scanning for hazards and using good judgement to be a safe, defensive driver.

Our second lesson will have us doing parallel parking on Hoover and Richards Ave. Don't worry! It's easier than you think! Then we'll take a ride up High Ridge Road to learn to use our mirrors and safely execute lane changes. Then let's stop into Westhill High School and learn how to back-in park.

Third lesson we take you on the highway! We'll show you the proper way to safely enter and exit a highway. Let's head up Long Ridge Road and get on the Merritt Parkway. We will drive north to Route 8, take the connector over to I-95, and south back to Stamford.

Save your fourth lesson for closer to your test date so we can review and perfect the skills you've learned. Let your instructor know where you are testing, she may have some helpful advice!

We've shown you how to be a confident, knowledgeable driver. Now go pass that license test!!!