Our Instructors were required to participate in driver education training with a California Licensed Driving School to learn how to interact with students and how to teach different personalities and learning styles how to safely drive. Additionally, our Instructors had to pass a written state exam as well as a medical exam.

Upon successful completion of these exams, they were screened and had to successfully prove that they have a safe driving record and no criminal record in order to be approved by the State of California to teach. If accepted, they became Instructors licensed by the State of California's Department of Motor Vehicles to teach students how to safely drive.

Rest Assured that all of our Instructors have been put to the test and deserve a pat on the back for maneuvering through both the State's and our Driving School's obstacle courses. What that means for you? Your Driving Instructor will be more than ready to listen to your driving concerns, internalize your requests and come up with a personalized driving lesson that works for you!

Additionally, we always provide private one on one lessons. We never allow anyone else in the car except for the Instructor and the Student! Some Driving Schools will have Students transporting another student home during the lesson and/or picking up a student. Each Student is GUARANTEED a private lesson.

We will pick you up from a designated location you choose and drop you back off at your reasonable drop off location.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Online Driver Education accessible by ANY Device and Awesome Behind the Wheel Training

Serviced Areas

  • Alameda County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County

Payment Options

  • Personal Checks, Cash

Contact Details

  Website
  City San Jose , CA
  Zip Code 95125
  Address 1165 Lincoln Ave. Suite 220
  Phone Number (408) 370-8679

  • I would recommend this business

This review is long due but better late than never. I passed my driving test after completing 3 lessons with Anika as my instructor. I had selected the package that included the lessons as well as a car for the actual drive test.

What I loved the most about my lessons with Anika is her methodical approach towards teaching someone how to be a safe driver. After every lesson, she provided me with handwritten review notes regarding my driving for that day as well as helpful pointers on elements of driving that I could improve on. Her explanations were precise, constructive and extremely informative. I believe this was an important factor in helping instill confidence in my driving abilities & ultimately led me to ace the test!

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  • I would recommend this business

I would highly recommend this school. Anika is a fabulous instructor and Ruth is a great help with signing on and scheduling behind the wheel lessons is very easy. 3 of my son's took the course and 2 passed the first time ( one just past today.,,, yeah!!!) and I'm confident my other son will pass next Monday. I will definitely be using this school again for my 2 other kids.

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  • I would recommend this business

I came across ARS Driving through yelp, and decided to go with it for my 17 year old daughter. Anika teaches very thoroughly, and has an immense amount of knowledge about the driving test and driving in general. Anika registered for the test and brought my daughter to the dmv. My daughter passed her test in one try. Would highly recommend ARS.

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  • I would recommend this business

When I contacted ARS Driving, my permit was about to expire in a month, and I hadn't practiced or mastered driving yet. They helpfully squeezed all three lessons and my driving test into one month. Contacting them was very easy and convenient as well. They always pick up the phone and respond to emails promptly.

Anika explains everything really well and is just an amazing teacher and person in general. She teaches you what to do in every situation on the road, especially on turns. At the end of every lesson, she sends you notes so you can review what you learned. She also goes over the testing process and testing area (roads, speed limits, etc.) so you know exactly what to expect on the test.

Before, I thought I was the world's worst driver but now I feel a lot more confident and safe when driving.Thanks to her help, today I passed my driving test with only one error :D ARS Driving is an excellent school!

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  • I would recommend this business

Anica was our instructor she's patience, thorough, very detailed and follow - up and gives you lesson reminder tips even after the lesson. She's on time on appointment, we meet for practice at the DMV Santa Clara. After failing 2x on actual driving I decided to get a instructor to practice with. . . Today 6/25 I passed the driving test. I'm very thankful to Anica, her teaching help me a lot, I highly recommend her to those struggling passing the driving test.

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Customer Testimonials

Highly recommend this driving school!!! My instructor was Anika. I had taken driving lessons from two instructors from other driving schools before, but was not comfortable with the way they taught. I actually got less and less confident in driving as I took more lessons. I almost gave up when I found ARS driving school on Yelp. I read so many positive comments that I decided to give it a try. Anika was so patient and detailed in her explanation of driving techniques. She sent me notes through e-mail after each lesson. She was also super encouraging and made driving seem so easy. I had three lessons with her and passed the driving test on my first try. I'm so glad that I chose ARS driving school!


After failing a test for first time in my life (behind the wheels test) and feeling horrible considering that i had 18 years of driving experience in my country, my husband looked for the best help for me and he found ARS driving school. Is one of the best things that he could ever do for me!: yes i felt in love with him once more haha!
Anika gave me the best lessons ever to be applied in every single driving situation and specifically to be able to pass the driving test. Because when you think that you know everything, definitely you don't!!!!
I got my self-confidence back again and i got lessons for life. Driving is a life subject, is not only "just to drive". Thank you Anika for your patience and for being so clear! Thank you for adapting so well to my not fluent english!!! You are a beautiful person and the best teacher so far! Ill be thankful for my life time!!!


I highly recommend the ARS Driving School. The school is very organized and prompt with responses and booking classes. They're also one of the only schools in the area with an easy to use and functional website (huge advantage!) and a transparent pricing policy.

My instructor, Anika, was not only a fantastic driving instructor, but also very friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. Not having any driving experience, Anika made me feel comfortable behind the wheel on day one and made sure I was prepared for my driving test, which I passed on my first try!

After each session, Anika sent feedback via text/e-mail which helped me remember what I needed to focus on in-between our scheduled sessions. I used the school's car for my driving test, which I also highly recommend as you get picked up ahead of your scheduled test time to drive around and "warm up".

If you need to learn to drive or brush up on basics ahead of a driving test don't look elsewhere - you will not be disappointed!


I had a great experience with ARS Driving School. Instructor Anika explained to me all kinds of safety driving, all the details and tips of what I might do on the test day. I passed on the first time and it was not different from the classes that I took. I highly recommend ARS driving school !


ARS Driving School is the best. My daughter's driving instructor was knowledgeable, kind, and patient. I highly recommend ARS Driving School.


My 16 year old son just passed his test first time with only 2 minor errors. A huge thank you to Anika and ARS driving school for your communication, timeliness, thorough and clear instruction and great feedback. The after lesson notes were very helpful and very extensive. My son was very happy and comfortable learning with you.


With the help of amazing Anika Stevens, I passed my drivers test!!
She was patient, provided me with all the information I needed to pass the test, and was always ready to answer any question I had, whether it was during the lesson or via e-mail. She made me feel super comfortable as a beginner driver, and not once did she make me nervous- even if I had made a mistake! I recommend her to anyone who would like to learn all the basics of driving, as well as passing the test. Thank you so much Anika!!!