The 10 Best Driving Schools in Columbus, Ohio

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Casey O'Brien

October 02, 2020 4 min read


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Whether you are a brand new driver or just need to refresh your skills, you can make sure you are safe on the road (and pass your behind-the-wheel test) by choosing the right driving school. We've researched the best driving schools throughout the Columbus region to save you time. Below, you’ll find a list of vetted, reputable driving schools to choose from and their ratings on Google or Yelp.  Once you’re ready to take your DMV behind-the-wheel drive test, we can provide you with a licensed driver and vehicle for your test.

How Do I Choose the Right Driving School?

You should choose a driving school with good reviews and experienced instructors. You should also think about what you want to learn from driving school: is your main goal to pass the behind-the-wheel drive test, to freshen up your skills, or get comfortable with a specific issue? Choose a school that specializes in what you want to learn. Read on for a ranking of the best driving schools in Cincinnati and what they specialize in.

What are the Best Driving Schools in Columbus?

Read on for a list of the best driving schools in  or around Columbus, with experienced instructors, flexible scheduling and commitment to student success.

1) All Star Drivers' Ed⭐⭐⭐⭐ 1/2

All Star has been offering safe driving instruction for both teens and adults for 50 years.  Their team of instructors offer both online courses and behind the wheel lessons. They have  5 stars on Yelp.  

2) Faith Driving School⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Faith offers behind-the-wheel and classroom training in a variety of different driving techniques for adults and teens. They have 5 stars on Yelp.

3) Westland Driving School ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Westland offers teen and adult drivers' education. They offer a variety of packages to suit students' needs. They have 5 stars on Yelp.

4) Prestige Driving Academy ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Prestige offers both teen and adult drivers' education for a variety of needs, including teen drivers and adults, via behind the wheel and classroom training. Prestige has 4 stars on Yelp.

5) Columbus Driving Academy⭐⭐⭐

Columbus  offers driving courses and lessons for both teens and adults. They have 60 years of experience and  3  stars on Yelp.

6) Stick Shift Driving Academy ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Stick Shift offers driving courses for people wanting to learn to drive manual transmission cars. They offer a variety of different course levels.  They have 5 stars on Yelp.

7) Sunny's Driver Academy ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Sunny's  has been offering drivers' education for 20 years. They offer training for new teen and adult drivers. They have 5 stars on Yelp.

8) Advantage ⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2

Advantage has a variety of drivers' education options for both teens and adults, including classroom and behind the wheel training. They have earned 4.5  stars on Yelp.

9) Nytek Driving Academy ⭐⭐⭐1/2

Nytek offers drivers' training for teens and adults. They have both behind-the-wheel and classroom instruction. Nytek has a 3.5-star Yelp rating.

10)  First Drive Driving School ⭐⭐⭐⭐

First Drive offers both traffic courses and behind-the-wheel training as well as adaptive driving an defensive driving courses.  First Drive has 4 stars on Google Reviews.

How Do I Maximize My Chances of Passing the Behind-the-Wheel Test?

The key to passing your road test is plenty of practice! If you want professional help, check out one of the above driving schools to improve your confidence. Driver education is required by law in Ohio for teens, but adults can also take driving lessons to learn the rules of the road, keep themselves safe, and pass their behind-the-wheel test.  When you're done with your lessons, read our Ohio Road Test Guide so you can learn exactly what's on the test.  If you're already an experienced driver or want help with your road test after taking lessons, we can help with our road test concierge service, the #1 rated road test service in the U.S.

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