2015-2016 driver's education classes

November 23, 2015

Madeira is pleased to offer Driver's Ed again in 2015-2016.

I Drive Smart, a Virginia licensed driver education company, will be holding classes for Madeira students on campus in the Schoolhouse II lecture hall beginning Sunday, December 6th, 9:00-12:15 a.m. Classes will continue on December 13, January 10, 24, 30, 31, February 7, 21, 28, and March 6. All instructors are either active duty or retired police officers with over 150 hours of specialized training.

I Drive Smart information:

The Full Package -- $599.00


  • Thirty-six (36) fifty-minute periods of classroom instruction
  • Fourteen (14) fifty-minute periods of behind the wheel training as required for Virginia Certification.
  • Course Textbook
  • On-line Registration
  • Temporary License after successful completion of the Virginia Road Skills Test

Note: The classroom instruction is divided into nine (9) sessions. In-car training divided into seven one-hour and forty minute sessions (one 50 minute period driving and one 50 minute observing) with a partner according to Virginia State Law. The sessions offered at Madeira are the classroom sessions - you will scheduled behind-the-wheel sessions with I Drive Smart separately.

Please note that to be eligible to take the class, your daughter must possess a valid Virginia Learner's Permit. You can get more information about eligibility for Virginia Learner's Permits here on the Department of Motor Vehicles website.

To register for the course, please go to www.idrivesmart.com, choose Virginia, click Account Log-In in the upper right and create an account.  From your account page click  “Schedules”>”New Driver Training” on the orange bar, select your class and click “Attend Class” to complete the registration process. If you need further assistance registering, please contact I Drive Smart at 301-605-7761.

Please don't hesitate to contact Assistant Dean of Students Jenny Walton at jwalton@madeira.org with any questions.

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