Virginia Driving School

Servicing Petersburg, Colonial Heights, & Chesterfield

Driver Improvement Clinic

Our DMV Certified Defensive Driving Class gives up to 5 points off your license, and satisfies court requirements for driver improvement. Computer Version Available!

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Driver's Ed

We offer Classroom Instruction, Behind-the-Wheel, and the DMV road test for qualified students – Everything you need to get your license for the first time.

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Private Lessons

For those who have never driven, or who are insecure about their vehicle-handling skills, we have instructors available to give you one-on-one lessons, tailored specifically to your needs.

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“Great Class!”

Before attending Colonial Driving School I was completely unclear of safe driving etiquette. The instructor, Margarita Noyes, helped me become a better driver. I was empowered by her knowledge of Virginia law and her willingness to communicate the information in a way that I could understand. It was a great class!

Samanthan Allen 2

Jennifer is hands down the best driving teacher ever! I had never driven on the main road before I came here, and she made the whole experience so comfortable. I wouldn’t have gotten my license without her! Thanks for everything!

Samantha Allen
“Two Thumbs Up!”

I was incredibly pleased with my experience at Colonial Driving School. Due to my schedule, I was required to take the online version of the Driver Improvement Clinic. The curriculum was helpful, the price was competitive, and the manager was able to meet me halfway between where we both lived to administer the final exam. Overall, two thumbs up! I highly recommend it.

Kathryn Shanks
“Terrific Place To Learn”

Colonial Driving School is a terrific place to learn how to drive. I took private lessons with Ms. Noyes and cannot praise her enough for her excellent instruction. She is incredibly patient and does a wonderful job keeping even the most anxious of people calm. Colonial Driving School has easily earned my highest recommendations.

Sean Matthews
“Five Stars!”

I’d give Colonial Driving School five stars! I went to the Driver Improvement Clinic because I had gotten a ticket, and I loved the energy and enthusiasm of the instructor, Mr. Carvalho. It was also $5 cheaper than the other driving school in Colonial Heights. If you need driving school, this is definitely the one to attend.

Justin Costanzo

What Our Students Say

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Driver Improvement Clinic

Did you get a traffic ticket, and did the judge tell you to go to driving school? Or did you receive a letter from the DMV telling you to take a Defensive Driver Clinic? We have the course that you need! Our 8 Hour Driver Improvement Clinic is both DMV certified and court approved. All of our instructors are highly engaging and enthusiastic, so every class is fun and interactive. We offer courses from 8am-4:30pm every Saturday and every other Wednesday. You’ll receive your Certificate of Completion that same day! Register now and save $10!


Online Driver Improvement Clinic


If you have to take driving school but your calendar is crazy busy… Don’t sweat it! We have an online class available for you to take at your convenience and in the comfort of your own home. The online class is incredibly user-friendly, and there are no limits to how many times you can log in and out, so feel free to take the course over a couple days or more. Once you’ve completed the course, you’ll come to our home office to take the final exam and to pick up your Certificate of Completion. We provide a no risk guarantee: if the online version isn’t working for you, take the classroom version at no extra charge!

Driver’s Education

If you or your teen is ready to get their license, we’re here to help! At Colonial Driving School we provide Driver’s Education (classroom & behind-the-wheel) to both minors and adults. Our classroom instruction is a mixture of PowerPoint presentations and group discussions/activities, so it’s both informative and interactive. Our behind-the-wheel is facilitated by highly qualified instructors, and safety is always our number one priority.
By the end of the course, each student will have received a comprehensive overview of how to drive safely and responsible in the state of Virginia, and will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.*

If you failed the knowledge portion of your learner’s permit exam three times, you’re required to take the Drivers Manual Course. Luckily, Colonial Driving School offers that course at an affordable rate and at a convenient time! Each student will be instructed on how to operate a motor vehicle, and will be taught the specifics of Virginia statues and the rules of the road. By the end the course, you’ll have the confidence and the necessary knowledge to pass your test and get your permit!


Private Lessons


If you’re like most students, you might be interested in one-on-one instruction. Learning to drive is very rewarding but it can also be pretty difficult, which is why private lessons are so valuable! Our instructors are very good at accommodating the special needs of each individual student, and they are prepared to work with you until you are ready to get your license. In addition, you can opt for pick up and drop off services, so you won’t need to be dependent on someone else to bring you to school and wait for you. Whether you’re an adult that has never driven before or a teenager that is about to get your license, these private lessons can take you to the next driving level.