Gage Park Driver Education

Driver Education is now open for Behind-the-Wheel classes!
You must wear a mask at Gage Park Driver Education.  Please bring your own mask.  We will not provide a mask for you!
Before coming to Traffic class you must:
  1. Complete the Parent Consent and Waiver Form
  2. Complete the CPS Contact Information Form (Electronic) or CPS Contact Information Form (Paper)
  3. Complete the CPS Daily Health Screener on the day of your Traffic class
Please complete this Traffic Schedule Form to schedule your Traffic Class.
The Chicago Public Schools Driver Education Program consists of two phases.  The first phase is the Classroom phase, which can be taken at the student's high school or at Gage Park High School.  The Classroom phase must be completed before entering the second phase.  The second phase is the Behind-the-Wheel classes, which are also called Traffic classes.  Students must complete six Traffic classes in order to finish the Behind-the-Wheel phase of Driver Education.  In order for a student to enroll in Behind-the-Wheel classes at Gage Park High School, he or she must show proof of successful completion of the Driver Education Classroom phase.

Contact Information

Director: Paul Wrenn

Phone: 773-535-9237

Address: 5630 S. Rockwell, Chicago, IL 60629

The Driver Education Trailer is located behind the school (56th St. and Talman)


Monday - Thursday: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Saturday: 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Spring Break Hours:

Monday, March 29th: 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Tuesday, March 30th: 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Wednesday, March 31st: 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Thursday, April 1st: 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Saturday, April 3rd: 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Gage Park Driver Education will be closed on the following days:

Monday, February 15th, 2021

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

Monday, May 31st, 2021

Next Driver Education Classroom:

Most likely the next class will start in the Spring, but we are not sure of the exact dates. The class will be an online class. Students will have to come in person at the conclusion of the class to pay the fee for the class and sign up for Traffic classes.  Assignments will be posted daily (Monday-Thursday) at 5:30 AM.  If you are interested in enrolling in the classroom portion of driver education, please contact us or fill out this Classroom Enrollment Form.
Days: Mondays - Thursdays
Time: Daily assignments posted at 5:30 AM
Cost: $50

Next Traffic Class:

Traffic classes are offered daily and are scheduled at the following times:
Mondays - Thursdays:
4:00 PM - 5:50 PM
7:00 AM - 8:50 AM
9:00 AM - 10:50 AM
11:00 AM - 12:50 PM
Please complete this Traffic Schedule Form and we will schedule your next Traffic class.

General Information:

Students who have missed a Traffic Class must call, email, or complete this Traffic Schedule Form to reschedule their next traffic class.
Students who have completed the Classroom portion of driver education may sign-up for Traffic classes at Gage Park.  Students must sign up in person and show proof of address and successful completion of the classroom.
Students must wear closed toe shoes while driving.  DO NOT WEAR SANDALS!
Everyone must wear a mask at Gage Park Driver Education.  Please bring your own mask.  We will not provide a mask for you!

Driver Education Fees:

$50 fee for Classroom (Includes 30 clock hours)

This fee must be paid on the first day of class and may be paid in cash or money order made payable to "Gage Park High School."
$20 fee for Instruction Permit (Includes fee for initial driver's license)
 This fee must be in the form of a check or money order made payable to "IL Secretary of State."
$50 fee for Behind-the-Wheel Classes (Includes 6 Traffic classes)
This fee must be paid online with a credit card or an eCheck.  Please click the “EPAY” link below.