Class Schedule, Rates, and Registration

Before registering, take a practice test!

Register Here for Your Driving Course! 

A schedule of course offerings is below. A down payment is required to secure your place. Credit Cards are accepted through Paypal with no account necessary!  Simply fill out your information to make a secure payment. Then download the paperwork (button below),  print and fill out, and bring it with you to class. If you are unable to fill these forms out in advance please arrive at 7:45 am and let us know when you arrive.


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When checking out, please retain a copy of your receipt for your records.


You MUST pay a $25 non – refundable deposit to attend the Defensive Driving class. 

A deposit is required to hold your spot in class. You may pay by Paypal with Credit Cards, or check or money order.


January 5, 2019 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

AAA 8 Hour Defensive Driving Course 8:00 am – 4:30 pm $100 You can select to pay the total or a  non refundable deposit of $25 from the drop-down menu.

Defensive Driving 4-Point Reduction



Yes, you can!!  Space is limited!

Save $50 off the price of  the Drivers Ed Basic Class, Preferred, or Preferred Plus simply by liking our Facebook page, James Island Driving School. (No other discounts apply) 

Just our way of saying THANK YOU for all of our great students during 2018!!!  Save during the holidays!! Just pay the $50 deposit to save your spot today or Pay the balance of $385 on the drop down payment option!  

Our instructors are ready to teach you to drive and committed to make your driving experience a success story! 

Register for one of our Drivers Education Courses as soon as you turn fifteen years of age or at any age! Drivers Education is required for 15 & 16. We can give the Knowledge Test (Beginner’s Permit). Just ask!

Students may take Drivers Education with or without a permit. Class begins at 8:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm.  

We teach students to drive defensively and safely from the onset. We work hard to teach and show every student what it takes to take their SC driving test with confidence!  We want students  to develop good decision making skills, develop advanced observation skills, and excel at driving for years of safe driving.

*We require practice in between driving sessions. The more you practice, the better driver you become. Teenagers need their parent’s help in getting drive time.  We know it can be a bit scary but it will only get better with practice.

You are responsible for your own transportation to class and back home.   We do offer pick-up and drop-off for most of our students when the  behind -the-wheel instruction begins, however, some students are required to meet at certain locations such as JI Driving School, located on James Island, Burger King on 17 South, or from some local schools.

*If you are under the age of 18 bring a parent or guardian for the registration process. Parents do not have to stay for class. If you are 18 or older a parent or guardian is not required. If you have a permit, please bring it with you to class. 

*Students will need approximately $8-$10 for lunch or students may bring their lunch.  (We have a refrigerator, but do not have a microwave).We are within walking distance of Bojangles, La Hacienda, Baguette Magic. Chick Fil-A or pizza is another option.    

The driving test is not Included in the courses listed below. Please SCROLL down to read more about the driving test.


Rain will not delay class instruction. Rain can cause delays in the driving schedules for some or all drivers. Some scheduled driving sessions may have to be cancelled and rescheduled per the DMV’S requirements.  

The Basic Drivers Ed Course consists of one eight hour class and six hours of one-0n-one driving instruction behind the wheel.  The student will have three two-hour driving sessions. This is the minimum state requirement for drivers education and this is required  for 15 & 16. 

The Preferred Drivers Ed Course consists of one eight hour class and eight hours of one-on-one  driving instruction behind the wheel. (two additional hours of driving instruction than basic.) The American Driver Training and Safety Education Association (ADTSEA) minimum recommendation.

The Preferred Plus Drivers Ed Course consists of one eight hour class and ten hours of one-on-one  driving instruction behind the wheel. (four additional hours of driving instruction than basic). The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) minimum recommendation.

Choose ONE course date for Drivers Education. 

Email us @  or text us @  843-514-1073  to let us know the class date chosen, and the student’s name. Download the registration forms, print, and complete. Thank you in advance!

Saturday, October 6, 2018                 8:00 am – 4:00 pm    $435

Saturday, October 20, 2018.             8:00 am – 4:00 pm     $435

Saturday, November 3, 2018            8:00 am – 4:00 pm     $435

Saturday, November 17, 2018          8:00 am – 4:00 pm     $435

Saturday, December 1, 2018             8:00 am – 4:00 pm    $435

Saturday, December 15, 2018          8:00 am – 4:00 pm     $435

Saturday, December 29, 2018          8:00 am – 4:00 pm    $435

Please retain a receipt for all transactions.


You can select to pay the total by Paypal or a deposit of $50 from the drop-down menu.  

Basic Driver’s Ed ($435)

Drivers Ed Basic

You can select to pay the total by Paypal or a deposit of $50 from the drop-down menu.

Preferred Driver’s Ed with 2 Extra Driving Hours ($530)

Drivers Ed Preferred

Preferred Plus Drivers Ed with 4 Extra Driving Hours ($625)

Preferred Plus

Call to schedule Hourly Sessions

$110 for 2 hours; $215 for 4 hours, $310 for 6 hours, $420 for 8 hours

Hourly Instruction


Students must have their permit for six months before being eligible for testing.  (eligible on the 181 st day)

We do REQUIRE 24 hour advance notification if a scheduled test needs to be postponed or cancelled to avoid our $25 test cancellation fee.

*Minors MUST have their parent or Guardian with them throughout the process. If you are not the parent or Guardian you cannot sign for a minor

*The parent and student are responsible to make sure the registration and car insurance is current for their vehicle if using their car for the driving test.

We do not guarantee anyone will pass the driving test, it is solely based on their individual ability to be successful. Students after successful completion of the driving test will be given paperwork to take to the highway department to have their license produced. The highway dept. does have the right to randomly retest any student from any private driving school. 

 *PLEASE, DO NOT PAY for use of one of our vehicles for testing FOR A PARTICULAR DATE/TIME,  Please contact us first TO SCHEDULE. 

*If you choose to use your vehicle for your driving test at James Island Driving School the fee is $50. If you choose to use one of our vehicles for the test it is $100.

Drivers Test

     If Saturday is not a good day for you to attend a class perhaps because of religion, etc. and you can get at least five students, we would be happy to consider adding a class on a different day of the week.

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