Private Driving Lessons

We offer private driving school lessons for individuals who need to learn how to operate a vehicle, or simply improve their driving skills. All students must have a valid Oregon drivers permit, license, or other license granting driving privileges in Oregon.  Please note that your lessons will begin and end at your home in the greater Portland Metro area in one of our vehicles. There is NO TRIP FEE for this service.

Lesson Scheduling

We have instructors available for a wide variety of days and times. Our goal is to make learning to drive as convenient as possible for you. Lessons are tailored to the abilities of each student.Once you have registered and paid for your lessons, a Pacific Driver Education staff member will call you to set up a lesson schedule that meets your calendaring needs. Your lessons will begin and end at your home, school or place of business. Once we have established the lesson schedule with you, we will email you a confirmation of the dates and times. We’ll also let you know your instructor’s name and their cell phone number in case you have a last minute rescheduling issue.

PLEASE NOTE: We are currently experiencing heavy scheduling and our private drive lessons are being booked out about five weeks.

Choose a Lesson Package

We have several different lesson packages from which to choose.  A single drive lesson, a package of four drive lessons and courses for adults that includes classroom and behind the wheel drive lessons.

  • Four Lesson Package is $425

The package includes four 1.5-hour lessons for a total of 6 hours of driving lessons. This is a savings of $115 over the single lesson package price. If you feel that you need more lessons we will add as many as you like at the reduced rate.

Add a Drive Test to the four lesson package:

You can add a DMV test in our car after your last lesson for an additional $50. This is a savings of $25. This does not apply to testing on Saturday’s. The final lesson and test will begin and end at our Gresham office.

With this add-on to your four lesson drive lesson package, you will complete your final 90-minute lesson in and around the Gresham area. We do not provide transportation to or from the lesson/test session. The driving test takes place immediately after your lesson in one of our cars.  You should plan an additional 30 to 45 minutes for the test and fill out the necessary paperwork.

  • Single Drive Lesson is $135

This lesson is 1.5 hours and covers basic maneuvers including starting, stopping, backing, vehicle control, speed control, parking, pulling to and from the curb, right-of-way, push/pull steering and when to use hand-over-hand steering.

We will also work on visual skills including the correct mirror settings, targeting, a line of sight, a path of travel, model driving habits, and reference point concepts.