A&T Driving School is conveniently located within walking distance to Bowie High School and a short bus or shuttle ride from Bowie State University. Our students are taught by MVA-certified instructors who understand the importance of providing thorough instruction, in the classroom and behind the wheel, in a supportive and calm environment. We understand the anxiety and excitement that comes with learning how to drive and to pass MVA’s skills test for a provisional license. Therefore, we provide the learning tools and support needed to help develop confidence and mastery of safe driving techniques.
A&T Driving School opened its doors in November 2016. Our motto is “Driver Training You Can Trust.” A&T’s mission and commitment are to instruct and train new drivers to become safe and considerate citizens of the roadway. With a keen understanding that every driver is unique with individual learning styles, we strive to teach in a manner that is edifying to all of our students.
Ann Harrell, A&T’s owner, is a longtime resident of Bowie, Maryland. She and her husband, Tim Sr., relocated from Westchester County New York to Bowie to raise their four sons back in 1999. She has been an active member of her community and her sons’ schools over the years. Education has always been her passion — including homeschooling her sons for five years. So, the decision to open A&T was a natural transition for her.
Ann has been asked many times, “Why did you take the leap of faith to open A&T Driving School?” And, her reply and resolve remain the same:
“I opened A&T Driving School to make a difference in our community and on the roadways. Driving is one of the riskiest and dangerous tasks that any of us dares to undertake. It is critical that our new drivers are taught how to be responsible motorists from Day 1. If I can save one life by teaching proper and safe driving habits and techniques, then my leap of faith will not have been for nothing.”
From classroom setup, office location (a short stroll from Bowie High School), and teaching methods, Ann has been thoughtful in creating a supportive environment for student learning and training. Partnership with new drivers’ parents and driving coaches is another critical element of how A&T works to support the development of its students. It’s all about their success and safety as new drivers.
A&T offers afternoon and evening classes for the MVA 36-hour driver’s education course. Behind-the-wheel instruction is offered days, evenings, and weekends. Affordable packages and payment plans are available to meet the student’s specific needs.