Phil's Driving School
Phil's Driving School

Corona Virus Update

We are open!


Thank you for choosing Phil’s Driving School. We will be holding live online classes that will count towards your driver education requirements. These online classes will continue as long as social distancing and limited gatherings restrictions are in place.


The physical office is still closed. We will be virtual, working from home, answering the phone calls and emails.


The DMV has created some requirements that must be met to earn credit for the online class.

  • Students under the age of 18 will need a parent to sign that their teen attended the full two-hour session for every class taken remotely.
  • Students must continue to write down the pre-teaching vocabulary and answer review questions from the curriculum following each online session to prove that you learned the material.
  • We will provide you with the form for the parent to sign after each classroom session.
  • Once social distancing guidelines have been lifted and our office is open, you will have to bring in the classwork and student/parent sign in sheet to officially receive credit for class. 

Behind the wheel driving lessons will begin again once social distancing guidelines are lifted.


To sign up to participate in online learning, please email us at or call us at 203-467-5639 during our office hours of 10am – 4pm. We will email you a schedule and a parental sign-off sheet (if the student is under 18).

About Phil's Driving School

Phil's Driving School has been serving the greater New Haven area since 1948. We are committed to road safety and strive to ensure that our graduates learn to be courteous and prepared while operating motor vehicles. We are dedicated to the education of safety conscious and courteous drivers in Connecticut.


With experience and patience, we prepare our student drivers for the Connecticut Permit Knowledge Exam and Behind the Wheel Road Skills Test. Our extensive training programs familiarize first-time drivers with typical road traffic situations, and provide them with rigorous safety instructions to prepare them for a possible emergency.

Our Teachers

Our friendly and professional staff is available to you Monday through Friday.


Our driving instructors are patient, friendly, and highly skilled professionals.


We also have instructors answering the phones on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Our Cars

We run a fleet of modern, easy to drive cars.

Our Curriculum

We use AAA's How to Drive Curriculum, which was developed by Traffic Safety Experts in the field of Driver Education.


We also supplement AAA's Curriculum with our own material that was developed by Casey Hubelbank, who has a Master's Degree from Southern Connecticut State University in Health and Safety Education and holds his Professional Certificate in Driver Education through the Connecticut Department of Education.

Our Partners

Teaching people to drive isn't a one man or woman job. It's the job of the instructors, parents, and the community coming together to be role models for new drivers out there.


We are proud to supplement our curriculum with guest speakers from the organizations below.


If you would like to come to a session with a guest speaker from one of these organizations please call and ask for specific dates.

Phone: 203 467-5639 203 467-5639 (voice and text)


Email:, or go to our Contact page for a handy form.

East Haven Location

212 Main St.
East Haven, CT 06512


North Branford Location

1719 Route 80

North Branford, CT 06471 

Our business hours

Monday - Friday10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Outside of business hours, you can reach us by calling 203-467-5639. Office hours are at our East Haven location only.

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