Gersh Driver Education Program Regulations

Class Location

Classes take place at Gersh Academy:   
Hauppauge: 358 Hoffman Lane, Hauppauge, NY 11788
West Hempstead: 307 Eagle Ave, West Hempstead, NY 11552

Who is Eligible?

The program is open to all Public, Private and Parochial High School Students. Students are eligible who are 16 and 17 years of age and have a learners permit.


Scheduling is done on a first-come first-serve basis. Early registration results in a choice of schedule. Please know that car and lecture assignments are subject to change, but will remain within the times selected.

Scheduling with Friends

Scheduling with friends is always a plus, but not guarenteed. However, we will try to accommodate if possible. If you are trying to schedule with friends, please try to register everyone at the same time. In addition, please send an email with all names to be in the same car to

Roster Changes

There will be no changes to the roster after (1) week prior to the session starting as schedules are already set.

Absentee and Make-up Policy

Make up classes are decided in 2 parts: By the lecture teacher and by the in-car instructor.

They must be made up within the session in which applicant is enrolled. There is a $25 processing fee (Payable to Defensive Driving School) for making up missed driving time. There is a maximum of 4 absences allowed. Failure to make up classes, or if more than 3 consecutive classes are missed, may constitute a drop and/or failure. All missed Driving and Lectures must be made up. Confirmation letters will be sent out to all students 1-2 weeks prior to the start of class.

How much does it cost?

Tuition is subject to change as inflation affects insurance, gasoline, and teachers salaries.

Checks are payable to Gersh Academy or for online payments; Visa, Mastercard or Discover are accepted. A deposit of $100 must accompany your application and the full balance is to be paid by the week before the first day of class.

For any issues registering On Line

If you are having issues with the online application, please call (631) 416-7224

Wait List

To be placed on a wait list for any session, please call (631) 416-7224.

Refund Policy

There will be no deposit refund granted for withdrawal after one week before the first day of the course. In the event of withdrawal prior to that a $25 cancellation fee will be charged. Telephone cancelations cannot be honored. Refund requests must be made in person or received by mail one week prior to the start of the course.  After the start of the program there is no Refund.

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