Driving Lessons in Massachusetts

The Next Street driving lessons are 2-hour appointments where the student is in the driver’s seat and a highly trained instructor is in the passenger seat. The lessons are all done in one of our dual-controlled cars. Driving lessons are customized to meet the individual student’s skill and comfort level. Skills covered may include parking maneuvers, highway driving, city driving, defensive driving techniques, road scanning, or whatever specific skill The Next Street driving instructor or the student feels they need more work on. We will challenge the students’ abilities so that they are comfortable and confident when they get behind the wheel on their own. Driving lessons can be scheduled at any of our locations. 


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Driving lessons can be bundled with our classroom product for discounted rates or purchased individually. We recommend 12 hours of driving lessons for most new drivers, however students master driving skills at varying rates. Additional lessons can be purchased at any time. 

Lessons can be purchased in any quantity from 2 hours to 40 hours of time, with price discounts available depending on how many hours you purchase. In order to get the most out of our time together, all lessons are completed in 2-hour blocks.

Students must bring their permit/license, glasses or contacts, and closed-toe and heel shoes to every lesson. Missing any of these items may result in a shorter lesson or cancelation, plus a fee. Parent class must be completed prior to scheduling lessons. 

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Massachusetts Upcoming Course Schedule

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Below is a summary of our upcoming class availability. Full classroom schedule details are available during the Online Enrollment process. 

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Driving Lesson Schedules displayed here are not a guarantee of availability after enrollment, as students are booking in real time. We add new lesson inventory every week.

Current Students can see live schedule availability and book lessons by logging in to the Student Portal. 

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License test appointments at our select locations are released to us by the RMV on a month-by-month basis. You may purchase a license test during enrollment or anytime after in the student portal. Once you have completed all of your requirements and are eligible to test, please contact us to schedule your license test appointment at The Next Street. 

*Students must complete all required classroom and driving lessons before you are able to schedule you test appointment.*

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Understanding Massachusetts’ Driving Lesson Requirements

The Massachusetts RMV requires new teen drivers (16 and 17 years old) to record 40 hours of time driving practice with a trainer. This time can be done with any person over 20 years old that has held their license in the US for at least 1 year with no suspensions as your trainer. 

Any time done with The Next Street counts towards the 40 hours. As an example, if you register for the Full Driver Education Course that comes with 12 hours of driving lessons and 6 hours of observation lessons, 28 hours would have to be completed on your own time for a total of 40 hours. Adult students (18 and older) do not have a practice requirement, though we still recommend an adult log at least 40 hours of practice before going it alone.