Gage Park Driver Education

Gage Park Driver Education is not accepting any new students for Behind-the-Wheel (Traffic) classes!
Please check back with us in October.
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)

Summer Hours: (July 6th - August 13th)

Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Sign Up Hours:

If you are interested in signing up for Behind-the-Wheel (Traffic) classes, you must come in person to sign up during the following times:

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Monday, August 16th - Monday, September 6th

Saturday, September 25th

Next Driver Education Classroom:

We are unsure when the next driver education classroom will begin. 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 (Tuesday-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: Tuesdays - 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 - Fridays:
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.
Before coming to Traffic class you must:
  1. Complete the Parent Consent and Waiver Form (1 time)
  2. Complete the CPS Contact Information Form (Electronic) or CPS Contact Information Form (Paper) (1 time)
  3. Complete the CPS Daily Health Screener (every day you come for Traffic) on the day of your 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!
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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.