Welcome to the Gersh Driver Education Program
Gersh Driver Education COVID-19 Update
Dear Parents and Guardians,
We appreciate your continued patience and understanding as we continue to navigate this complicated situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus).
The Driver Education Division of NY State Education is working with the DMV, counsel's office, and the New York State Education administration for a resolution. As we receive new information, we will update this website.
We want to reiterate that there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the Gersh Driver Education Program.
We encourage you to continue to follow existing guidelines to protect your own health. The Centers for Disease Control recommends:
- Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds; use alcohol-based sanitizer if no water is available
- Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact (within 6 feet) with those who are sick
- Stay home if sick
- Cover cough or sneeze with tissue, throw tissue in trash, wash hands
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched object and surfaces
For your information, to stay up to date about COVID-2019, its treatment, and prevention, please visit the following websites:
• CDC's dedicated COVID-2019 website at: https://www.cdc.gov/nCoV.
• New York State DOH dedicated COVID-2019 website at:
Our newly renovated classroom, as well as our state-of-the-art simulator, allows your child to learn in a stress-free environment while utilizing the most up-to-date practice simulations.
At Gersh Driver Education we are always adding ways to get our students more involved and not be the traditional boring program. This year we have added and are the only program to have an on-site distracted driving course. The students will navigate around a closed course in a golf cart allowing them to experience different distracted driving scenarios. (WEATHER PERMITTING)
The Gersh Driver Education Program is the largest in New York State and has a high road test pass rate that surpasses the national average. All, of our teachers are state certified experienced professionals that go through a series of vetting processes and have many years of teaching experience. We also give random BAC breathalyzer tests to the driving instructors ensuring the safety and well-being of every student.
Gersh Driver Education is very well known for its excellent customer service, most class choices & times and outside the box thinking.
We strive to not only make our program a good and effective learning experience, but fun for all as well.
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."
"Driving is like baseball. It's the one that gets home safely that counts."
**SUMMER REGISTRATION IS NOW AVAILABLE**
(3) LOCATIONS TO CHOOSE FROM:
W. HEMPSTEAD - HUNTINGTON - HAUPPAUGE
*****NEW HUNTINGTON LOCATION*****
21 Sweet Hollow Rd. * Huntington, NY 11743 * West Hills Day Camp
Same excellent customer service, and core values to ensure the safety and well-being of your child.
*****NEW LOCATION IS CENTRALLY LOCATED IN LONG ISLAND OFF JERICHO***** (BEHIND WALT WHITMAN HIGH SCHOOL)
What People Are Saying
"…classes on Sunday are huge convenience…both my children passed their road test on the first try…you gave them a lot of confidence…wonderful program" ~Denise Algerio
"...the driver's education program was a great success. Thank you for providing such a wonderful service." ~Susan Sheldric
"Everything was so well organized, and well run. My son passed his road test on the first try. Thank you very much to you and your staff for making this a very pleasurable experience for both my son and myself. We will be back in a few years with my daughter." ~Kelly Parson
"Joel, I would like to let you know that I really can't thank you enough for your overwhelming niceness. You are such a pleasure to deal with so thank you!" ~Laura Man
***CLASSROOM TEACHERS WANTED***
We are always looking for certified classroom instructors for both of our locations. (W. Hempstead and Hauppauge) Must have NY DMV MV-283 certification. Please contact the office if interested.
All registrations are to be completed on line. Please remember, a $100.00 deposit is required to secure the seat.
All classes are in accordance with the New State Department of Education and the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. Upon completion of the program, the student will receive the MV-285 Certificate of Completion. This will allow for a senior license at 17.
Each class is as follows: (1 1/2 hours in the car and 1 1/2 hours in the classroom)
If you have any questions or need more information, do not hesitate to contact us.
*** ALL OF OUR CLASSES FILL UP FAST. PLEASE DO NOT WAIT **
GERSH ACADEMY EXTENDED PROGRAM
This program is open to all abilities and takes the students from obtaining their permit, through getting their drivers license in a very smooth transitional process, thus, helping them reach their highest level of independence. Learn more.