Excel Driving is a private driving school servicing Boise, Eagle and Meridian. We help your child reach their full driving potential with updated courses, engaged teachers and experienced drivers. We're super excited to help you get your child road-ready!
As with most things involving multiple government agencies, there are a few hoops to jump through. This section is to help get you an idea of what to expect and to make it as simple as possible. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact us.
You can check our available courses here. We offer both classroom and online courses for your convenience. The classroom courses are held on specific dates while the online courses can be taken any time.
You and your child will need to head to either the Ada County DMV in Boise or the Gem County DMV in Emmett. Let them know that you'd like the permit sent to "Excel Driving School". Once your child graduates, we will have your permit ready. You will need to bring:
Social Security Card
Proof of Residency
Verification of Compliance (VOC) letter from your school
Please take a picture of your receipt and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or text it to (208) 447-7564.
Once your child has completed the classroom sessions (or 5 modules if online), you can schedule out the driving portion. The driving portion will consist of 3 separate 2-hour sessions which will start and end at the Lowell Scott Middle School parking lot.
The remaining $299 balance will be due before your first drive. Please contact us to make arrangements to pay either by check or credit card.
Nope - and good for you for thinking ahead! You will need to register at either the Ada County DMV (Boise) or the Gem County DMV (Emmett). Check the map section for more detail. Note: the Emmett DMV does not accept credit cards.
My child has no behind the wheel experience. Does he/she need it?
The short answer is no. The better answer is we HIGHLY suggest a pre-drive if your child has never been behind the wheel, has anxiety about driving, or other special situations we need to be made aware of. Your child will spend an hour of "Boot Camp" with one of our trained and certified Instructors for specialized and private practice to build their diving skills and confidence. This will prepare them for their upcoming drives in real-time traffic. The cost for this hour is $50.00
Lowell Scott Middle School
This is where the classroom instruction takes place and also where students and instructors will meet for drives. The cross-streets are Eagle and McMillan near The Village at Meridian.
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Learn more about preventing distracted driving from this vintage National Safety Council video.
This course far exceeded the course I remember in high school! Great teaching methods and enthusiasm! My son loved the program! Thanks!
~ Ame in Kuna
Excel was very accomodating with student schedules. You take complete pride in your program and it speaks volumes. It is very obvious that you love what you do. I'm very impressed with how organized everything was. Thank you so much for teaching my son how to drive!
~ Mrs. Nawahine in Eagle
I really appreciated the instructor professionalism! You guys are great! I enjoyed your upbeat personalities!
~ Barb in Boise
Your program is OUTSTANDING! Excel teaches to a much higher standard than the public system. The combined parent/teen night was a great bonding/expectations experience. I will be sending the next set of children through your program next year!
~ Mrs. Davis in Boise
The Excel Team is Fantastic!!! Professional, Responsive, Excellent! So much better than the public program!