The Gilmore family founded the school in March 2010 at our original location in Boylston. We now have two locations: our main office in Holden, and our Shrewsbury classroom at the Christmas Tree Shops. Mr. Gilmore is full-time at the driving school and has a Master's in Finance, sports coaching experience, was formerly the General Manager of another driving school, and has been an active RMV-certified driving instructor since 2006. Mrs. Gilmore is a full-time RN at Shrewsbury Nursing Home, but also helps out on Saturdays. The driving school is the only business that we own, and we are 100% devoted to providing the best quality driver education available anywhere. At Gilmore's, all proceeds are reinvested into the driving school. Since you don't pay for six-figure salaries or vacation homes, you'll enjoy lower prices and have newer, more comfortable and safer cars to drive. Unlike big corporations that treat you like a number, we're highly focused on just one thing: providing the best possible experience to our driver education students, including the highest road test passing rate in the Worcester area. 100% of our costs are paid by student tuition: we receive ZERO taxpayer funding for our program or facilities.
We aim to save lives by providing the best driver training in the area regardless of price. We go above and beyond to provide a superior-quality education. Only top-performing, experienced instructors are hired - we don't do training with trainees! We're fully licensed, insured, and bonded, and our program is 100% focused on quality driver education with unrelated subjects omitted. The safety of all road users is our first priority, using the latest techniques to train you to anticipate and prevent hazards, rather than just react to them. Our very high road test passing rates are a testament to the competence and confidence of our graduates.
To be considered for employment, applicants must be motivated primarily by a love of what they do and the desire to help others, instead of just a paycheck. Each of our instructors is fully RMV-certified and background checked, with an average of 15 years driver education experience. The Gilmores take extraordinary measures to keep our staff fully employed year-round despite this being an extremely seasonal business, thus maintaining a highly talented workforce.
We care about our students, and we'll do everything humanly possible to help you. We use the Schedule2Drive online scheduling system, enabling students to schedule lessons anytime, 24/7. To safeguard a good experience for you, the Gilmores work year-round 7 days per week to ensure that lessons for our students and the small mountain of RMV-required paperwork get done in time for our Saturday road test. If needed, our students can finish road lessons in less than a month year-round.
When inexperienced new drivers are behind the wheel, vehicle safety is of utmost importance. We purchase only new or late model, IIHS top safety-rated and/or 5-star rated cars. Our fleet prominently features Subaru all-wheel drives, which provide plenty of passenger room, excellent visibility and superior safety ratings. The average vehicle in the Gilmore fleet has only 20k miles on the odometer. Frequent maintenance and safety inspections are performed by ASE Master technicians. In addition to dual controls, all cars are equipped with the latest safety features, such as:
Some of the tiny or beat-up cars used elsewhere for driver education are an embarrassment, and how about those garish rolling billboards! Avoid them completely by taking driver's ed with us. We never compromise on the quality of our program, including vehicles. Your tuition covers all costs of using our cars for lessons; there are no hidden charges.
Driver, front passenger and side curtain airbags
Vehicle Stability Control and Traction Control
Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)