Mercer Island | Defensive Driving School

Mercer Island


3045 78th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040
(425) 643-0116

Located in the same parking lot as Rite Aid and across the street from the Mercer Island Post Office. Not an office with staff, only a classroom location for class sessions and pick up/drop off for lessons and tests. Our office with staff is located in Kirkland at 10505 NE 38th Place Bldg 9.

Speed up the registration process: pre-apply, the first step to getting your first driver license, instruction permit, or ID card.

Teen Course details (click here):

  • Provided in our classes: 34 hours of classroom, 5 hours of driving, and 1 hour student observation.
  • A parent information session will be held.
  • We strongly encourage a parent or guardian ride along on at least one driving lesson.
  • Minimum course length is 5 weeks and all classroom and driving requirements must be completed within 4 months. Students are allowed to miss and make up a maximum of 3 classes. Please keep extra-curricular activities and travel plans in mind before registering for a teen course to ensure proper attention can be given toward this course.
  • A driving permit is required before the first lesson. Students can get their permit up to 10 days before the start date of class.
  • Driving lessons are held outside of classroom meeting times and will extend beyond the end of the classroom portion of the course.
  • Upon completion of the course, an electronic certificate will be reported to the Department of Licensing. This process takes up to 3-4 weeks.
  • Most of our communication is through email. When registering please provide a regularly checked email address for both student and parent.

Teen Classes

Live web-based classes via Zoom:

WT83: 8/24/22 – 9/29/22, TWTh 4-6pm
WT84: 9/7/22 – 10/13/22, TWTh 6:30-8:30pm
WT85: 9/21/22 – 10/27/22, TWTh 4-6pm
WT86: 10/5/22 – 11/10/22, TWTh 6:30-8:30pm
WT87: 10/18/22 – 11/23/22, TWTh 4-6pm
WT88: 11/1/22 – 12/8/22, TWTh 6:30-8:30pm. *No class 11/24 (Thanksgiving)
WT89: 11/15/22 – 12/22/22, TWTh 4-6pm
WT90: 11/30/22 – 12/29/22, MTWTh 6:30-8:30pm. *No class 12/26
WT91: 12/14/22 – 1/19/23, TWTh 4-6pm
WT92: 1/4/23 – 2/9/23, TWTh 6:30-8:30pm
WT93: 1/18/23 – 2/23/23 TWTh 4-6pm

Click on “View More Info” for pricing and additional class information, as well as future classes.