At the DriveWise driving school in London Ontario, our goal is to teach students to be safe and confident drivers. We prepare our students for their G2 and G drive tests with a diverse learning approach that includes interactive in-class learning, in-car lessons and sessions with our driving simulator. Our approach to driving lessons is what sets us apart from the competition. We also have a state of the art driving simulator that simulates real driving hazards, including simulating the dangers of drinking & driving and texting & driving. Our SafeStart Beginner Driver Education programs are Ministry of Transportation approved and recognized by the insurance industry. Our students include beginner drivers, international students, new residents, new immigrants, and senior citizens who want to practice their driving skills. We teach our students cooperative driving strategies during in-car lessons. Using our driving simulator, we also teach students defensive driving strategies like how to control skids and driving in winter conditions. When it’s time for you to take your Ontario drive test, you’ll feel confident in your driving skills and happy with your driving school experience at DriveWise.

West – St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School

Beginner Driving Program from the Experts You Can Trust

Driving lessons at STA in London's west endIf you’re a beginner driver or a student who is learning how to drive in the West end of London, Ontario, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School is the perfect place to get started. Located on Oxford Street and Sanatorium Road, our beginner driving programs at St. Thomas Aquinas are perfect for students who live in Oakridge, Byron and the surrounding neighbourhoods.

Our driving lessons offer new drivers in London the opportunity to learn to drive while teaching them the skills they need to become safe drivers. Our driving school applies a unique three-pronged approach to learning that many other driving schools in the area are lacking. Our teaching methods are designed to effectively target all styles of learning and include the following three main components:

  1. Classroom instruction – although our driving school begins here, teaching students the rules of the road and behaviors they need to know before getting into a car, this is just the beginning. The classroom instruction is interactive to ensure students stays engaged in learning.
  2. Driving simulator – in conjunction with the classroom instruction, our driving simulator gives students the chance to really feel what it means to be behind the wheel of a car in a safe, consequence-free environment.
  3. In-car driving lessons – this is the final part of our driving lessons and gets our students behind the wheel of a car with a qualified instructor there to guide them through the process. We believe this hands-on experience is one of the most important elements of our SafeStart driving program!

All aspects of our driving lessons are designed to give our students the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to pass their G1 exit road test and to become safe drivers. Because of our location in London’s West end, we are very close in proximity to the Oxford Extension, which allows students the opportunity to drive outside of the city in a different setting and at higher speeds. Students will learn how to properly speed up, slow down, enter and exit highway ramps and much more.

St. Thomas Aquinas is an easily accessible location via the London Transit Commission and is a walkable distance from many nearby neighbourhoods. Our students at STA love walking to Tim Hortons and Starbucks in Byron on their breaks and enjoying the beautiful scenery on the way.

If you are coming from another part of town, you might want to learn more about our driving lessons at St. Andre Bessette Catholic Secondary School, John Paul II or Fanshawe College. For a complete listing of our driving school locations, please visit our contact page to find out more.

Please contact us with any questions you might have about our driving school and to sign up for our next session at St. Thomas Aquinas!

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School
1360 Oxford St W, London, ON, N6H 1W2

Call: 519-719-0438
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