Hamilton’s Driving School – A Southern Maine Driving School

 

Welcome to Hamilton’s Driving School’s Webpage.

 

UPDATE: 7/6/2020

Below is the link to the online portion of the blended program. Do not start the AAA program until after you have attended the first two days of your scheduled course.

AAA Online Course

 

With the state laws, we can only fit 15 students in a classroom instead of our normal 30. No need to worry! The first 15 students that signed up will be going on the original date. The next 15 will start one week later than originally scheduled. See the new blended course outline below. We will be contacting our customers within the next week about when your official start date will be for July 6th sign ups.

 

COVID19 Protocols that we will be following:

-Maintaining 6 feet of distance in classroom settings

-Students and instructors required to wear mask

-Before classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction students and instructors will go through CDC screening questions

-Access to facilities for hand washing and sanitizer

-Classrooms and vehicles thoroughly cleaned and sanitized after each class and each driving lesson

-Keep windows and doors open when practicable to promote airflow

-Classroom sessions are only to e a maximum of 2 hours (state protocol)

-Driving sessions can only be 1 hour (state protocol), with only one student in the vehicle at a time, and thus we won’t be able to pick up an drop off at home. Instructors are also required to wash/sanitize hands between lessons.

 

***For students who still need to finish their driving from the interrupted session, we will be in contact with you within the next couple of days for scheduling.

We are excited to announce that we will be using the newly approved blended course.

Blended Course:

Parent Student Orientation

-Traditional in class instruction (3 classes)

-10 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction

-25-30 hour AAA online course ($39.99 for AAA Members, fee goes directly to AAA not Hamilton’s)

– Review and Final Exam traditional in class setting

 

 

 

WE ARE HIRING!! GIVE US A CALL IF YOU ARE INTERESTED. 207-284-7700

Now Serving Portland!  Hamilton’s Driving School will be located right across from Deering High School.

Portland Classes

 

BEST REPUTATION AROUND! We urge you to ask anyone who has gone through drivers education and get recommendations before signing up. We are confident that you will be lead our way! We look forward to seeing your son or daughter in our class soon!

EXTREMELY EFFICIENT AT GETTING STUDENT’S DRIVING LESSONS IN!We are known for getting our students driving done very efficiently. Providing all state requirements are met, our students are usually done with their driving within a week of the last day of class. Many schools don’t start driving until all of the 30 hours of class are finished. We start driving as early as the state laws allow us to. After three classes, we bring our students out on the road. 

HOME PICKUP FOR DRIVING LESSONS- With the new rules and regulations due to COVID19 we won’t be able to do the home pickup. Students will need to meet us in a designated place for lessons. We will return to home pickup once the restrictions are lifted. We understand that families are very busy and it can be difficult to bring your son or daughter places. Thats why we pickup our students at their homes (as long as the pickup spot is within a reasonable distance) for the “in car” driving lessons(not the classroom). This is very convenient for parents!

DRIVE DURING STUDY HALLS- We have reached out and received permission from Thornton Academy, Old Orchard Beach, Biddeford High School, Kennebunk High School and now Portland and Deering! For those students with a very busy schedule, this can be a life saver!

GREAT INSTRUCTORS- We pride ourselves on only hiring the right people for this job.  We have patient, well trained and personable instructors!

FUN CLASSES- Our instructors are enthusiastic and fun! We have recently purchased an all new and updated curriculum for our students!

ECO FRIENDLY- We have multiple hybrid vehicles. We use a lot of gas in our business, using some hybrid vehicles will lesson our carbon footprint!

STATE CERTIFIED-We follow the state laws very strictly! They are the ones that license our business

In 2004, Owner Bruce Hamilton, opened a location in Kennebunk. His son Joe went to work for him after getting his college degree and in 2010 we opened another location in Saco. Hamilton’s Driving School has grown to become the busiest driving school in each location and has proudly taught hundreds of students throughout Southern Maine. We attribute that to a few of things. We make sure that every student gets a great driving education. At Hamilton’s Driving School, your son or daughter will learn to control the car, the rules of the road, parallel parking, straight line back, and so on a so forth. WE DO NOT LEAVE ANYTHING OUT! Also,  it is very important to us that the students are comfortable and enjoying their time. It’s pretty simple, if the students are comfortable and enjoying themselves, THEY WILL LEARN MORE! Our goal is to have the students actually be disappointed once drivers ed is finished because they enjoyed it so much.