Drivers Education

Active and Future Drivers Education Students (and Parents) –

Thank you for your outreach. The Community School is excited to share that Dan Weber has moved on from his position as Drivers Education Coordinator to teach 7th grade math at Cyrus Peirce Middle School. Please email NCSDriversEd@npsk.org for all drivers education communications until a new Drivers Education Coordinator is hired.

If you’re reaching out to schedule driving hours with one of our instructors please join NCSDriversEd on Remind. You can do this by texting @ncsdri to the number 81010. We will coordinate car hours and instructor schedules this fall. We appreciate your patience as we work to get all returning and new drivers on the fall schedule. Additionally, our new drivers education vehicle arrives to Nantucket next week and we hope to have both cars on the road soon!

The fall drivers education class will be virtual and will begin sometime mid October. Please be on the lookout for an email from the front office at NHS and through our interest list that can be found on our website.

When is the next Drivers Ed. Classroom Training?

Check back for updates or join our mailing list.

Driving Lessons

  • ENROLLMENT AND PAYMENT  FOR OUR DRIVING PACKAGE IS REQUIRED PRIOR TO SIGNING-UP FOR LESSONS. CONTACT THE DRIVERS ED COORDINATOR FOR INFORMATION.

Driving lessons are currently being scheduled manually by the Drivers Education Coordinator. Please contact the coordinator via email (NCSdriversed@npsk.org) to begin lessons.

  • Please keep in mind our cancellation policy:
    • Students will be charged a fee of $40 for “no-shows” or lessons cancelled within 24 hours of their scheduled lesson. This fee must be paid prior to your next lesson.

The Nantucket Community School reserves the right to revisit and modify all limitations on sign-ups based on volume and availability. It is also important to note that we are currently working with two instructors, one vehicle and cleaning requirements due to COVID-19. We will do our best to offer as many lessons each day as possible.

Students can meet instructors at the Nantucket Elementary School back parking lot off of First Way.
COVID-19 Requirements For Lessons
  • Students will also be required to wear face coverings while in the driver’s education vehicle.
  • Students will be required to have a signed (by parent/guardian if under 18) NCS Indemnity Agreement (Waiver) on file.
  • Students must submit to screening (simple questioning) regarding COVID-19 symptoms/contact prior to each lesson.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to navigate driving lessons as safely and efficiently as possible.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per a new Massachusetts state mandate beginning on May 1st, 2019, parents/guardians must attend the required two (2) hour parent class before their student begins any driving lessons with our certified instructors. At the moment, parent classes are offered at least once per classroom training session.  We plan on offering more frequent parent classes in the future to accommodate this change.

For teen drivers under age 16 please refer to the free resources at www.DMV-Permit-Test.com : a free online service that will help you prepare for the driver knowledge test and become a safe driver.

Here is the link to the Massachusetts practice tests: http://dmv-permit-test.com/massachusetts/practice-test-1.html

Please read the information and FAQs outlined below: 

Further Questions?  Please email NCSdriversed@npsk.org

General Information

  • The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) awards Junior Operator Licenses to drivers between the ages of 16 ½ and 18.
  • To obtain a Junior Operator License, teens have to graduate from a state-approved driver’s education school with:
    • 12 hours of Driving with a Driver’s Ed instructor.
    • 6 hours of Observation with a Driver’s Ed instructor.
    • 40 hours of documented driving time with a parent.
    • 30 hours of Classroom Training.
  • Students must be at least 15 years and 9 months at the start of classroom training.
  • There is a mandatory 2 hour class for parents. Several parent classes are held throughout the year. Notice of these meetings is embedded in the classroom paperwork.
  • Students are able to obtain a driver’s permit at the age of 16. For information on how to obtain a permit for your student, please visit: www.mass.gov/rmv.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will registration open up for the next classroom session?

Enrollment for Classroom Training will become available approximately one month prior to the start of the next session. (Dates yet to be determined)  Notification is sent out via the Nantucket High School email distribution list with attached brochure and registration form.   Hard copies of the forms and brochures will also be available in the NHS office.  *Please be sure your email is up to date with the High School office.

How do I register?

Once the dates are determined and the class is posted, you may enroll online or in person at Nantucket Community School’s mid-island office at 30 Surfside Road (Nantucket Elementary School – Red Cluster, Room A-6), and at our downtown campus at 56 Centre Street.  Hard copies of the registration form and brochure will be available at our Nantucket Community School offices once the class is posted.   IMPORTANT NOTE:  Registration is not considered complete until the hard copy registration form, signed by both the student and the parent, is submitted to the Nantucket Community School office along with initial payment .

How much does this program cost?

You may sign up for classes separately or purchase our Combination Package!  Payment plans may be available.

$300     Classroom Instruction (30 hours)

$650     Driving & Observation (18 hours, parent class required)

$850    Combination Package (Classroom, Driving & Observation)

Acceptable forms of payment:

  • Checks/Money Orders made payable to Nantucket Community School
  • Visa and MasterCard
  • Cash (exact change, please)

Please review our payment policies here

Can my student begin the driving portion of the program before s/he participates in the classroom training?

YES!  When your student obtains his/her permit, driving lessons may begin.  Please contact the Nantucket Community School to get started.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per a new Massachusetts state mandate beginning on May 1st, 2019, parents/guardians must attend the required two (2) hour parent class before their student begins any driving lessons with our certified instructors. At the moment, parent classes are offered at least once per classroom training session.  We plan on offering more frequent parent classes in the future to accommodate this change.

Please contact NCSdriversed@npsk.org with any questions.