Joel Barlow High School Driving School

100 Black Rock Turnpike
Redding, CT 06896
Pick Up/Drop Off Location: Front Main Parking Lot
Call: 203.400.6073

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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 $819

*OUR #1 RECOMMENDATION FOR ALL NEW DRIVERS* This program 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: $225
2 Additional Hours of Private Driving Lessons: $225
4 Additional Hours of Private Driving Lessons: $450
8 Additional Hours of Private Driving Lessons: $710

License Testing Services

License Test at The Next Street: $150

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: $215
2 Additional Hours of Private Driving Lessons: $215
12 Additional Hours of Private Driving Lessons: $1,240
32 Additional Hours of Private Driving Lessons: $3,340

License Testing Services

License Test at The Next Street: $150

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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Start Date & Time | 8 Hour Course
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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

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Joel Barlow High School's Choice for Driver's Education

Find yourself on the Easiest Road to Your Driver's License with Driver's Ed that gives back! The Next Street's Driven Program at Joel Barlow High School gives students the opportunity to take Driver's Ed while helping their school.


Students can complete a class 7 days a week, between 10am and 10pm with a live instructors 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 Joel Barlow High School.

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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