At Sterling Driving School in Santa Cruz County, CA we pride ourselves on providing our customers with quality and service that surpasses other driving programs in Santa Cruz County. Our goal is to prepare students to become safe drivers. On today's aggressive roadways, students need training and experience to help them develop fundamental skills that will become good driving habits.

Safety is our number one goal. We drive on the same roads as our students and don't want to push someone through programming just to satisfy their desire to get a license. We believe it is essential to work together with parents/guardians to give teens practice and real life experiences. Everyone has different needs and we work to provide each student with an individualized approach to driving instruction. We are committed to treating everyone with respect and honesty, giving quality customer service from the first contact through the final testing process.


Sterling Driving School strives to provide personalized, quality driver education programming to all students. We believe that driver education, combined with supportive parents / guardians, provides the fundamental basis that young people need to become responsible and safe drivers.


  • Licensed and approved by the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles
  • DMV License No. E4704
  • Bonded and Insured
  • All instructors have undergone thorough background checks and have been approved and licensed by the California DMV
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Looking for challenging and rewarding employment? Then, this is the opportunity for you!

Our Company, Sterling Driving School, is the most popular driving school in the region.

We are currently seeking suitable candidates, both male and female, for In-Car Driving Instructors.

Our modern dual-control cars are used for the driving instruction.

Knowledge of traffic safety/traffic laws and ability to communicate well with both teen and adult students is required.

We offer lessons every day, including weekends, so we can be flexible with work scheduling.

Both full-time and part-time positions are available.

Successful candidates will need to pass comprehensive background checks, and have a good driving record.

We will provide full theoretical and practical training to suitable candidates!

If you believe you are the person we are looking for, then please forward your resume with cover letter, and we shall quickly respond to your application

I took my driving test 1 week ago and passed after a few bad attempts previously. Hired Sterling driving school and passed with flying colors. Could not be any happier and satisfied with their performance

Andrew B.

Our experience could not have been better! Alan and Stewart are fantastic to work with and immediately put this mom of a new driver at ease. Stewart made my daughter feel confident and comfortable behind the wheel and she learned a lot & passed her test on the first try. Stewart went above and beyond to squeeze in her last lesson after we had to reschedule her test at the last minute. Alan and Stewart exemplify excellent customer service and I would highly recommend them to teach any new driver out there!

Nathalie M.

I can't say enough about Sterling. Everyone that works there is so kind. My youngest had Stewart for his instructor and he passed his behind the wheel with flying colors. My daughter wanted to wait a bit to get started (19) due to losing a dear friend in an accident, and Sterling is going to work with her (We requested Stewart again) and address her specific concerns. This is truly the best school and very affordable.

Leslie C.

I can't begin to even explain what Sterling Driving School has done for me, and in particular Stewart. I am 32 and was deathly afraid of learning to drive. From my first lesson with Stewart I felt safe, supported and like I had a great cheerleader/instructor that wasn't going to give up on helping me gain the independence and self confidence that comes with having a drivers license. Every lesson I learned more and more about how to drive, but also about having faith in my abilities. On March 16th, I became a licensed driver and I couldn't be happier!!! I highly recommend Sterling Driving to anyone that wants to learn to drive. Don't let fear hold you back anymore, Sterling Driving has instructors that are more than willing to give you the knowledge and support to get your license.

Amelia D.

If you are looking for a reasonable price driving lesson, this is the place to go! I began my driving lesson with no experience and in a matter of 3 driving lessons I was able to receive my drivers license on my first try. My instructor was Stewart. He's a great guy a lot of patience and with a great sense of humor. He is very great great on what he does and gives you instructions very clearly. He is bilingual, so whoever needs a Spanish speaker instructor he is the one to call for. His sense of humor while I was driving made it less stressful and gave me no anxiety so that was great! The awesome part about Sterling driving school is that they drive to you so if you want to learn how to drive Sterling will come to your destination and teach you with no problem. I highly recommend Sterling Driving School it is 110% worth it.

Siria D.

I was in an accident couple years ago and developed a fear of driving because of it. I have a driving license from another country but needed to take the behind the wheel test to get a CA driving license. Because of the trauma from the accident I decided to take a couple of classes until I would feel comfortable behind the wheel again.

My first lesson was with Stewart and he was an excellent teacher and made me feel very comfortable about driving. He gave me handy tips about parking and the lesson was very pleasant. Merging on the freeway was especially challenging for me because of the accident I was in and Stewart made me feel comfortable enough to go on the freeway on my first class.

I made my second appointment to take the driving test and had my class this time with Alan. Again, I had fun knowledgeable instructor who made the lesson fun and helped me to trust in myself and my ability to drive. The Capitola DMV staff knows both Stewart and Alan really well which is very useful because then the person who's evaluating your test will know that most likely you are a good driver. I passed the test on my first try with flying colors.

Thank you Stewart and Alan!

Mad Hatter Z.

I can't say enough good things about this company!

Alan and Stewart have been professional, accommodating, cheerful, and genuinely helpful. I can't imagine teaching people to drive for a living without becoming burned out or surly, but these guys seem to actually enjoy it and are REALLY good at their job. They also respond promptly to emails and phone messages. Stellar customer service all around!

Leisel E.