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Driver's Education

Sacred Heart Academy offers Driver Education classes in the fall, spring and summer seasons.

Program Highlights (For semester specific information, scroll down)
  • Accredited and registered by the NYS Education Department and Department of Motor Vehicle.
  • All instructors possess MV-283s and are accredited NYS Teachers licensed to teach High School Driver Education.
  • All cars used by Sacred Heart Academy are 2017 VW Passats, dual-braked, air conditioned, and fully insured.
  • For more specific information please review our Informational Flyer (link below).
Students will:
  • Learn safe, effective, and efficient operations of a car.
  • Develop proper skills, habits, and attitudes for defensive driving.
  • Acquire an understanding NYS traffic law and rules of the road.
  • Successfully obtain an MV-285 from Sacred Heart Academy (Some insurance companies will offer a discount if a student has obtained the MV-285).


Tuition is $700.00, and my be paid in full at the time of registration.  Full tuition must be paid via check or money order. Students will be enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis. Any student that applies into a full section will be wait listed with no guaranteed spot in our program.  See below for semester specific information. 

Enrollment Information- It is recommended that students have at least 15 hours of driving practice.  All registrations must be completed with the registration form below. 
Please check below for semester specific information. 
Fall 2018 - 
MV285s are available for pick up at Sacred Heart's main office.  Mon. - Thur.  between 8:30am and 5:00pm. Any students that did not meet the minimum requirements will NOT be issued a certificate of completion (MV285).  Please Email to check your student's eligibility.
Spring 2019
    Please check our information below for semester specific information.
Please remember students should have a permit and at least 10-15 hours of driving practice before classes begin. 
Spring 2019 Calendar - Please compare this with your High School calendar. 
Lecture from 2/12 - make up will be held Friday, 3/1.
Driving from 2/12 - make up will be held Tuesday, 6/4 or at your convenience any day we offer driving.
Lecture and Driving from 3/4 will be made up Friday, 3/22.  If you cannot attend; email Mr. Fanning. 

Spring 2019 - Saturday Roster

For important updates and other information please join our Remind group.
Text @SHADES19 to 81010 
Summer 2019 - Summer registration is now opened.  Please make sure to review all information before registering.  All inquiries email:
Please remember students should have a permit # and at least 10-15 hours of driving practice before registering.  Please note: If you register without a permit you will be added to our waitlist with no guaranteed spot. Check back for updates.  
Summer A: Registration Form - Check Roster below for availability / Enrollment confirmation - 9am - Noon sections are full
Summer B: Registration Form  - Check Roster below for availability / Enrollment confirmation - 9am - Noon sections are full
Schedule: Students may makeup 1 lecture and 1 driving.  If a student misses a 3rd class (lecture or driving) they will not meet NYS minimum requirements for Driver Education.  Students will take classes for 16 consecutive weekdays Monday - Friday. 
Times for classes are: (10:30am - 1:30pm), and (Noon - 3:00pm).  Please note that all 9am - Noon sections are full. 
Session A: 7/1/19 - 7/24/19 (No class 7/4 and 7/5) -- Rosters
Session B: 7/25/19 - 8/15/19 -- Rosters
Driver's Prayer

Sacred Heart of Jesus, grant me
a steady hand and watchful eye,
that none be hurt as I pass by.
Thou givest life. I pray no act of mine
take away or mar that gift Divine.
Protect those, Lord, who travel with me
from highway dangers and all anxiety.
Teach me to use my car for others' needs
and never miss the beauty of Thy
world through excessive speed.
I pledge to drive with loving concern
to my every destination,
offering each travel hour to Thee
in a spirit of reparation.
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus,
my auto Companion,
have mercy on me.