Lake Katrine Office Only: We offer the 5 Hour Pre-Licensing Class Every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

Catskill Office Only: We offer the 5 Hour Pre-Licensing Class Every Thursday from 4:00 p.m. To 9:00 p.m.
John Connolly personally teaches many of the classes at American Driving School.
Our official Mascot and favorite of many students, Peanut.
Donna helps her father out at American Driving School.

We specialize in teaching nervous drivers!

American Driving School Ltd. has been in business since 1983. Owned and operated by John J Connolly. At the time the business included only one location on Broadway in Kingston. Within the last 10 years John purchased a second location in Catskill. The Broadway location was relocated to a more central store front in Lake Katrine N.Y. just 1 miles north of the Hudson Valley Mall in Kingston. President John Connolly is a New York Certified Driving Instructor, John has nearly two decades of instruction and knows how to put his students at ease. He has taught drivers who have had previous apprehensions with great success. John also assists with elderly drivers .He is able to evaluate their driving skills to determine if they are still able to drive safely. Robert Nerone is a New York State Certified Driving Insructors.

We do New York State required 5-hour pre-licensing course,In our Lake Katrine and Catskill office and in Marlboro N.Y at the Pinnacle Learning Center.  American Driving School Ltd. also teaches the 6-hour Defensive Driving Course.


The Defensive Driving Course will reduce your insurance premium by 10 percent for three years, and remove four points off your license. This course costs $45, and requires pre-payment and registration; call for information on dates and times. Mr. Connolly and Mr.Nerone is certified to teach the Defensive Driving Course.


American Driving School is certified by Driver Training Associates, and is a member of the Ulster County Chamber of Commerce, the Greene County Chamber of Commerce, the Better Business Bureau and the National Federation of Independent Business.