Island Driving School Staten Island, NY

Rated Excellent
Rated Excellent from 16 reviews
Island Driving School
We are a family owned and operated driving school. We'll provide you with a comfortable, pleasant and educational driving lesson; that's our promise to you. We give special attention to nervous drivers and first time learners, who might be apprehensive behind the wheel. We strive to create a stress-free learning experience.

All our male and female instructors are mature professionals, having undergone extensive testing and training and are Licensed & Certified by the N.Y.S. Dept of Motor Vehicles. All our cars utilize a dual braking system for safe learning. We try to separate ourselves from those 'larger' schools by affording you an enjoyable 'one on one' driving lesson, which is more conducive to learning. Our goal is to make you a safe, confident driver for the road ahead.
  • Adult Courses
  • Defensive Courses
  • Online Courses
  • Teen Courses
Areas Served
Staten Island, N.Y.
Payment Options
Cash, Credit Cards, PayPal, Financing Available
Business Details
  • Licensed
  • Number of employees: 12
Contact Information
E-mail Address
Phone Number (718) 980-1400
Fax Number (718) 980-1400
City Staten Island, NY
Zip Code 10312
Address 91 Guyon Avenue
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Products and Services
We offer 5 Hour Pre-Licensing class 3 days a week, check out our packages that include the class, lessons and the use of the school car for your road test at very affordable prices.
6 hour defensive driving class can save you up to 4 points on your driving record or 10% on your auto insurance for the next 3 years.
Reviews and Testimonials
Rated Excellent (4.75 of 5) from 16 reviews
  Testimonial by Mery Ando
The best driving school ever. I was so discourage at first, but my instructor Lenny learned me so much about driving, and made me feel confident He was so patient and helped me a lot. They are very friendly. Bemadette was so nice too and she wanted me to call her after my road test, and when I told her that I passed, she was very happy. I am so recommending my instructor Lenny and this school to family and friends. Such amazing service! I know without Lenny's help, I would have never gotten my license. Thank you very much! I will see you soon for my highway lesson!
  Testimonial by Romarlin Angeles
Wonderful staff, great instructors I would recommend this driving school to everyone, my experience with them was great!!! Thanks to lenny I got my license!!!
  Bad services
by Kenia from Staten Island, NY
Apr 26, 2022
Having bought a package with you, it is the worst mistake of my life, I have been trying to make an appointment for my driving classes for more than 2 months, they tell me that they are going to call me, because they do not have necessary teachers, they are a fraud, I want my money Back
I don't recommend this business
  Wonderful experience!
by Nick Bllata
Mar 24, 2021
Worked with Mike Venanzini. He was recommended by my family and neighbors and I had a wonderful experience!
I recommend this business
  Very supportive teacher
by Samson Oke
Feb 24, 2020
Rob was a very supportive teacher and made me ready to handle any test.
and I passed thr road test on the first try.
I recommend this business
  The best driving instructor!
by Faye from Staten Island, NY
Sep 29, 2018
Danielle has taught two of my daughters how to drive. She is profession, patient while making sure safety is the priority. I will definitely use them when my youngest daughter begins to drive.
I recommend this business
  Awesome Staff!
by Jess from Staten Island, NY
Oct 19, 2015
Last week I accomplished something I never thought I could, passing my road test. I attended Island Driving School and everyone there was a delight. The packages they offer are excellent and the cheapest on the island. The secretaries in the office were extremely sweet and helpful, as well as all of the instructors. Michael T and Danielle are just two of the many instructors who helped calm my nerves and master the road.

The school also offers a "fast road test" for $90 which helps the students get their road test date anywhere from 1 to 3 weeks, not including weekends or holidays. The 5 hour class flew by because the instructor, Bob was hilarious and gave extremely helpful tips for my exam. I found myself using Bob's advice multiple times during my road test. The owner of the driving school, Bernadette was also very patient and helpful in finding time for my lessons with my availability. If you're looking for a friendly place to ease you into driving this is most definitely the place.
I recommend this business
Flexible with schedules, very helpful & honest.
  Amazing instructors and staff
by Abanoub from Staten Island, NY
May 19, 2015
Would like to thank Island Driving School for the quality lessons I've received and for finally helping me get my license! The staff was very friendly and helpful. I want to thank my amazing instructor, Michael. I started the lessons feeling insecure and afraid of the road. After some time and with the help of Michael I was able to pass my road test. Michael gave me great advice and tips and I would highly recommend this instructor.

Michael from the Island Driving School, was very friendly, exceptionally patient, calm and cool with first time driving students, like myself. Michael is an expert at communicating and will know exactly where students need the most help after a couple minutes. Michael knows exactly what to say to motivate you! He is very helpful in getting your license.

There are no words to express my gratitude. I can only recommend that everybody and their mother sign up for lessons at Island Driving School because you won't regret it!

Also the 5 hour class was super simple and easy. It is held by Bob and he does a great job. They keep the class light and humorous and the 5 hours go by extremely quick. If you are looking to get your 5 hour certificate quickly, Island Driving School place is for you.

Thanks Michael, Bernadette, Robert and the rest of the Island driving staff.

Hands down the best driving school.
I recommend this business
Pick up & drop off, fast road tests, appointment confirmations, great staff
Business Owner Response
Thank you so much for that great review, we are so happy you passed your test and that you appreciate our services, all the best to you in the future!
  Road test
by Ellen Girgis from Staten Island, NY
Jan 24, 2015
I had a great experience at Island Driving School. Without my instructor Danielle, I wouldn't have passed my road test. She gave me great tips and advice that I kept in mind as I was taking the test. I highly recommend Danielle if you want to pass the road test. I couldn't have asked for a better instructor.
I recommend this business
  Good company that I will recommend for you
by Uthman from Staten Island, NY
Jan 16, 2015
Abass is a very good instructor, we always took his time to teach also he will tell you when you do something wrong while you are driving. He will focus on your mistake and make sure you do it right. If you want to pass your road test once ask for Abass.
I recommend this business
  Thank You Very Much
by Ardian Ceka from Staten Island, NY
Jul 25, 2014
I want to thank you very much Rose. She is the best instructor I was so afraid and she make me feel so comfortable and I recommend to everyone if you want to pass in the first time choose the sweetest instructor ever. Rose thank you very much again.
I recommend this business
  Awesome Instructor!
by Yuan from Highland Park
Jul 01, 2014
I had a fruitful two hour session with Rose last week and just passed my road test today. She's an awesome instructor!
I recommend this business
  Thank You Rose!
by Krystal from Staten Island, NY
Jun 21, 2014
To Rose and all the staff I would like to say thank you for being so patient, kind and professional to me! I just passed my first road test thanks to Rose and the staff. They are very efficient and on point, they call the day before to remind you of your lessons. The day before my road test I realized I lost the five hr course certificate, crazy me. I called them, they said no problem just come get another one! Loved it!

So onto Rose. What a lovely, funny, patient lady! The first day I got in the car I told her to explain everything to me as if this was my first time getting into a car! She was so patient, and she taught me alot! When I kept messing up the paralell she made me feel at ease and gave me pointers that I will ALWAYS remember!

I will tell you guys to ask for Rose, but these owners are so professional and good judges of character that they pick the best of the best! So if you don't get Rose, you get Mike, or whoever else! THEY ARE ALL AWESOME!!! Even down to the guy who does the five hr course at night! Thank you guys so much for making this a great experience and it was worth every cent!! CHEERS!
I recommend this business
Located conveniently close to the SIRR
Business Owner Response
Thank you so much for the nice review, and congratulations on passing your test!
  Excellent school
by Sandy from Staten Island, NY
Jun 14, 2014
My son passed thanks to Island Driving School. He said his teacher Rose was very helpful and gave him so many pointers and she is the reason he passed. I highly recommend Rose and Island Driving School. Thanks a bunch!

I recommend this business
  Best driving school, brilliant instructors, affordable lessons!
by Michael Simmons from Staten Island, NY
Jun 21, 2014
I would like to thank Island Driving School for the exceptional quality of lessons I received the past two months and for helping me get my license! The staff was very friendly and helpful, and, most of all, I want to thank my brilliant instructor, Mike. I started the lessons feeling insecure and afraid of the road. I had taken driving lessons last summer at another driving school and failed my test.

Looking back, I realized it was because I was so nervous and my instructor at that school was very critical and impatient. Mike at Island Driving School, on the other hand, was very friendly, pleasant, laid-back, and most of all, exceptionally PATIENT. His kind and approachable demeanor made me feel relaxed, and when I made mistakes, his response was always compassionate and understanding. He has a great sense of humor, and his ability to communicate clearly and explain the lessons with warmth and understanding made me feel confident and not afraid to learn from my mistakes.

He is an expert at driving and road safety, but more importantly, he is an expert at COMMUNICATING what he knows to his students, particularly those first time driving students, like myself. Mike knows exactly what to say to motivate you! There are no words to express the gratitude I feel for what Mike and Island Driving School has done for me. I can only recommend that everybody and their mother sign up for lessons at Island Driving School because you won't regret it! THANK YOU MIKE! I am so grateful.
I recommend this business
Mike the instructor is hands down THE BEST
Business Owner Response
Thank you so much for the very nice review, we appreciate it! We were so Happy to hear your passed your test!
  Best instructor
by Ramone from Staten Island, NY
Mar 28, 2014
Mike is the best instructor hands down. When I was driving with him it did not feel like I was practicing or with a person I did not know. I was comfortable right away and with only two lessons I passed my road test.

Thanks, Mike!

PS: Anybody looking to take the test ask for Mike!
I recommend this business
Learning the right way to drive from the best!
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