About Us

About Us

Serving the greater Hartford area for over 50 years.


  • COMPANY HISTORY

    Santo Driving School, LLC is a family owned and operated business. In 1966 Santo Calafiore an Italian immigrant opened his first location on Franklin Avenue, in the southend of Hartford. Starting with just one car, Santo learned enough Spanish, Portuguese, Greek and Polish to teach people of all backgrounds to drive. He’s helped multiple generations to obtain their drivers license.

    In 1987 he brought his son Sal into the business to help run and manage the school. Sal is a ‘Master Instructor’ that oversees the daily operation. In 2005 Santo retired to spend more time traveling and enjoying quality time with his family.

    Safety is our number one priority, therefore we make sure all are vehicles are serviced and fully operational.

    All our instructors are certified by the State of Connecticut and are eager to instruct you how to drive. Between all our instructors we have over 150 years experience. We’ve been serving Hartford, Wethersfield, Rocky Hill, East Hartford, Newington, Berlin, Cromwell, Middletown and Glastonbury for over 50 years!

Our Frequently Asked Questions

Check out some of our most common FAQ’s and a peak in at one of our classes.


You must make an appointment on the State of CT DMV website.

Read and study the State of Connecticut Driver’s Manual.

25 Questions! You must get 20 correct to obtain your learner’s permit.

(a) 4 months if you take the Full Teen Course.(b) 6 months if you take the minimum state required 8 hour safe driving course which includes the 2 hour parent training class.

No, Connecticut state law does not permit you to start driving school before you reach your sixteenth birthday.

Up to (1) one year prior to your sixteenth birthday.

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