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Las Vegas Nevada Driving School

About A-1 Nevada Driving School

A-1 Driving School is one of Nevada's most experienced private driving schools. Since 1979, A-1 Driving School has offered top quality driver education programs with unequaled service. A-1 curriculum has been developed with the help of experts in the field of driver education and is regularly updated to provide you the most current, well-rounded driver education program possible. Our goal is to help you develop into more than just a "good driver". We want to teach you the skills necessary to become a safe and defensive driver.

All of our teachers are Nevada State, DMV Certified. They have many years of experience in teaching Driver Education. They are thoroughly trained in Driver Education. They are friendly, patient and well prepared to help make the first driving experience as pleasant as possible. Our aim is to help the driver, at any skill level, have a successful learning experience.

Contact our main Las Vegas office for answers to any questions at 702.829.2981 or

Meet the A-1 Staff

Nevada Driving School Instructor Will Ray

Will Ray

Graduated: Eastern Washington
Masters Degree: Eastern Washington and Concordia University
Drivers Ed certification: Sierra Nevada College
Years teaching: 16 years (Spokane School district and Clark County)
Years teaching Drivers Education: 7 years
Subjects taught: Drivers Education, History, PE, Health and College Prep
  • Athletic Director at high school
  • Clark County Drivers Ed Curriculum task force member
  • Boys Basketball Coach

“If you put your best effort into playing to your potential, to be the best you can be, I don’t care what the scoreboard says at the end of the game, in my book we’re going to be winners!”

Nevada Driving School Instructor Mike Grady

Mike Grady

Graduated: Washington State University
Masters Degree: Lesley College
Drivers Education certification: Central Washington University
Years teaching: 34 years in State of Washington (Federal Way and Bickleton)
Years teaching Drivers Education: 34 years
Subjects taught: Physical Education, Social Studies, Health, Psychology, Drafting, and Drivers Education
  • Drivers Education district coordinator, Federal Way School District
  • Athletic Director at Thomas Jefferson high school (8 years)
  • Washington State Teachers Traffic Safety Board member
  • “Teacher of the Year” runner-up 2012-13, Federal Way Mirror newspaper
  • Girls Basketball Coach “Coach of the Year” 2002-03
  • “Athletic Hall of Fame” inductee 2014-15 Federal Way School District

“If it is to be, it’s up to me!”

Nevada Driving School Instructor Patrick Thomas

Patrick Thomas

Patrick Thomas has been with A-1 Driving for 8 years teaching behind the wheel and Defensive Driving Techniques to students of all ages. He has taught Behind the Wheel Driving and Drivers Education for 19 years for the CCSD and is certified by the Nevada Department of Education. Patrick is an advocate of Zero Fatalities Program with the Department of Motor Vehicles, Metro, Nevada Highway Patrol, Drivers Edge and UNLV. He is a graduate of UNLV with a Masters in Education. Pat gives stress free lessons making each student comfortable and in control. He emphasizes good vision, space and decision making skills. Rules of the road and preparation for the Driving Skills Test are part of the lessons as well as making driving safe, smooth, and timely.


"My mom and I had a great experience with our drive instructor and A-1 Driving School. Our instructor was the best driving instructor who has good skills and personality."
"My experience with A-1 Driving School has been nothing short of amazing. I was really nervous because I had very little experience driving and I wasn’t sure what to expect. The staff was very polite and informative. My instructor was the nicest, most patient person I think I have ever met. I was extremely comforatable and learned so much. I am very grateful to have found this school."