How much does the program cost?
The total program is $675. If you pay in full on the first day of class you receive a $50.00 discount making the cost $625. There is also
a $15 Massachusetts Registry Of Motor Vehicles Driver Education Certificate fee (this is needed to receive driver license
& insurance discount) Grand Total $640.00
What does the total program include? The total program includes 30 hours of classroom, 12 hours of driving,
6 hours of observation, and the 2 hour parent class.
How many lessons do I need?
You need a total of 9 lessons. The first lesson is a two hour observation
and the 8 lessons after that is an hour and half of driving followed by a half hour of observation. Make sure to
space your lessons out so that you can be familiar with the details for you license test!
How old do I
have to be to start driver's ed?
You need to be 15 and 9 months to start the classroom portion. In order to
complete the driving part you need to be 16 and have a permit.
How do I obtain a permit?
obtain a permit we first recommend taking the classroom portion of driver's ed because everything on the test will be covered
in class. If you choose not to or you have already completed the class, you next need to go down to the RMV and
take the permit test. Once you pass, the RMV will print out your permit there and you can then call the auto school
and start driving. We recommend you start driving at home first so you can become comfortable in a vehicle, although
this is not mandatory. We prefer this so you are able to practice more advanced maneuvers on your lessons, such as parallel
parking, rather then the fundamentals.
How do I obtain a license?
In order to obtain
a license you must first complete, fully, an auto school program and the 40 hours of at home driving. Next, you must have
your permit for at least 6 months with a clean driving record. If you have both these things, you can do one for three things...
1. Schedule a road test with the RMV and use a personal vehicle to test with
2. Schedule a road test with the RMV
and use an auto school car an employee as a sponsor
3. Schedule a road with the auto school and use an auto school
car and auto school employee as a sponsor.
We recommend that you choose the road test option that is most comfortable
for your student.
Why can I not logon to Schedule2Drive?
You do not need a school
In order to book your road lessons please call the auto school, with your permit in hand, and knowledge
of your schedule. We will set up your S2D profile, and book ALL ROAD LESSONS in ONE PHONE CALL.
Road Lessons will be booked over a 5 month time frame (you must have your permit in good standings for 6 Months
before you are eligible to take a license test) Please call as soon as you receive your permit, so you may have
your drivers license on time. The longer you wait to call, the tougher this process will be.
In schedule2drive you
are able to view all your lessons, get text message reminders and cancel appointments.
If you have already set
up a profile then we must have your information in our system incorrectly. So, please call the auto school and leave your
permit number "the S number" and your child's date of birth.
What can I expect at the Parent
If you have taken a parent class in the past 5 years or your student is over 18, then you do not need
to take the parent class. Please send the auto school a copy of the parent class certificate.
In the parent class you
can expect to learn about JOL laws, insurance steps, permit process, license test procedure, and our new online booking. We
also go over how to do teach a student how to parallel park, three point turn, and backing up in a straight line so the parent
can help the student practice at home. You can schedule this class online, email, or by calling the office.
What types of payments do you accept?
We accept cash, check, or money orders. We do not accept credit
Who do I make payments out to?
You can make payments to Nashoba Valley Auto School
Where can I mail payments?
Nashoba Valley Auto School
2 Park Drive
Westford, MA 01886
What if I missed a lesson?
If you miss a lesson or
cancel within 24 hours of your lesson then you will be charged a $30 fee.
I keep calling but no one
Our office takes phone calls from 3 separate auto schools and is receiving hundreds of phone
calls per day. If you leave your name, phone number and a time you will be available to answer the phone number provided,
you will receive a phone call back ASAP. If you would rather, you can stop in from 9-5 Monday to Friday at our Westford location
(2 Park Drive Suite 3) to be taken care of in person.
I am an adult and I would like to schedule a road
We first will have
you take an evaluation where you will go out with an instructor and be evaluated. one of three things will happen, you will
1. Be all set and ready to schedule a road test
2. Need a few more lessons and then schedule a road
3. Not be ready at all and need quite a few lessons before you schedule a test.
We will not sign you up
for a test with out an evaluation. We pride ourselves on the success of our students and wont have you pay for a test to just
fail. We let you test when we are sure that you are a safe, defensive, knowledgeable driver.
I expect on my road test?
The RMV is in charge of all aspects of the road exams. They can do whatever they
want for a road test so there for we cannot tell you exactly what to expect but we can give you some suggestions on what they
typically do. A road lesson is the same as a road test just with no examiner so everything you do on a road lesson is fair
game. Make sure you practice, parallel parking, backing up in a straight line for 50 feet, driving on a high way, three point
turn, hand signals, signaling, hill starts, intersections with/without lights, lane changes, and most of all confidence. The
RMV is just looking for a safe driver and if you are too nervous or lack in the confidence to drive safely then they wont
pass you. After completion of the full program and the 40 hours of driving at home you are more than ready to ace this test!
Good luck and stay calm.