Varsity Driving Academy

The Top Rated Driving School

in Southern California

*Featuring Free Pickup and Drop Off*

Required Teen 6 Hours – Behind the Wheel

Required Teen 6 Hours – Behind the Wheel. – $285 

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Drivers Education in Orange County – Teen and Adult Driving Training School

Varsity Driving AcademyEstablished in 2008, Varsity Driving Academy provides the expert training needed to become a safe and defensive driver. We work with teens new to driving as well as international and adult drivers at all skill levels. We offer two locations (Irvine & San Clemente) and service many Cities within Orange County area. Our DMV Driving School number is #E4630. Check out all our Reviews on Google and Yelp!

Our InstructorsVDA Instructors are fully licensed by the State of California with extensive Behind The Wheel experience. We pride ourselves on providing a patient and supportive style when working with both teens and adults. Each instructor is mandated to have and pass a livescan (national fingerprint database) before they are hired by us and approved by the DMV. Finally, we have an expectation that each of our instructors always act in a professional and courteous manner when giving instruction. Please visit our Instructors Bio section for additional information.

VehiclesOur training vehicles are fully insured, and undergo a rigorous inspection and all results are filed with the DMV. As an additional enhancement each of our training vehicles is equipped with dual brake controls to provide a less stressful and safer Behind The Wheel experience for new drivers.

All of our vehicles are new.  We train in 2012 and 2013 four door Hyundai Accents.  Click here to check out the vehicles and the safety of this vehicle.

Mark MckinneyMark Mckinney is the Owner and Operator of Varsity Driving Academy. Mark and his wife Karen are also long standing residents of the Community and are raising their two children in the local schools. Mark is always available to both students and parents. Karen’s background in law enforcement significantly impacted their decision to own a school dedicated to safety on our roads and the utmost care of your teenager in our cars. They are honored to be chosen to participate in this milestone in your teenager’s life. Contact Us Today!

The DMV will not issue a California Drivers License beginning at age 16 unless you have completed your 6 hours of Behind the Wheel Training and obtained a completion certificate.

Do not wait until the last minute to enroll in driver training.It is California Law that to legally drive in this state, you must validate your permit by completing a two hour lesson with an instructor who will sign the permit. You cannot legally drive with anyone, including parents until the permit is validated.

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Really good program. Easy program to manage. My son squeezed in a full on-line class, permit test at the DMV, and 2 hours of driving behind-the-wheel before he returns to boarding school next week. Will reconnect with Varsity Driving Academy when he is home over Thanksgiving and Winter break to take some more driving lessons. Excellent customer service, great instructors, and an organized program. Thanks for making everything so easy on the parent. The whole experience was really managed by my teen son once I paid the fee. Super convenient and I recommend them to anyone looking to get a teen on the road safely.

C. Muchnick

Varsity Driving Academy to Open Long Beach Driving School

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Varsity Driving Academy Awarded “Best in Irvine 2015″

Varsity Driving Academy is determined to offer the best in both online and in classroom learning experiences for driving students. We want our students to be comfortable learning, and parents to be comfortable with our teachers and trainers. Which is why we are happy... read more


34 Creek Road
Suite D
Irvine, CA 92604

Phone: 949-387-4400

Fax: 949-387-4401


107 Avenida De La Estrella
Suite 103-A
San Clemente, CA 92672

Phone: 949-542-7520

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Office Hours:
M-TH – 9am to 6pm
Friday – 9am to 5pm
Saturday – Office is closed
Sunday – Office is closed
(our drivers work 7 days a week)

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