Welcome to Golden's Driving Academy

Serving Students in Central and Western Maine

Basic Driver's Education

Golden's Driving Academy Driver's Education course includes 30 hours of classroom instruction and 10 hours of behind-the-wheel driving instruction. Successful students will recieve their temporary learner's permit upon class completion.

The G.D.A. Difference

Safety and quality education are our top priorities. G.D.A. students will learn not only rules of the road, but become safe, responsible and confident drivers.

Providing the GOLD STANDARD in Driver's Education in Central and Western Maine

Now Offering Classes at Madison High School!

Class starts April 1, 2024

 April 1st, 2nd, 4th, 8th, 10th, 11th
15th, 16th, 18th, 22nd

Golden's Driving Academy is a family owned business who prides themselves on providing a safe, reliable, convenient, and comfortable student driver's experience. G.D.A. works to instruct and educate prospective drivers in the Central Maine & Western Maine areas, providing professional, friendly service. 

Having worked in the local school systems for more than 20 years, the Golden's understand and value the EDUCATION behind driver's education.

Driver's Education

Driver Education Classes

Maine law requires the successful completion of an approved Driver's Education course before anyone under 18 years of age may obtain a learner's permit or driver's license. Students must be 15 years old on or before the first day of class.

Golden's Driving Academy offers an approved driver education course including 30 hours of in-person classroom instruction and 10 hours of behind-the-wheel driving instruction.


Class Schedule


Skow. Center for Entrepreneurship
181 Water St, Skowhegan, ME 04976

April/May - Skowhegan

April 23rd, 25th, 30th
May 2nd, 7th, 9th, 14th. 16th, 21st, and 23rd

All classes will run from 3pm-6pm

May/June - Skowhegan

May 28th, and 30th
June 3rd, 4th, 6th, 13th, 18th, 20th, **24th, and **25th

All classes will run from 3pm-6pm except the 24th and 25th will be 9am to 12pm.


Madison High School
Madison, ME 04958

April - Madison

April 1st, 2nd, 4th, 8th, 10th, 11th
*15th, *16th, *18th, 22nd

All classes will be 3pm-6pm.
*Except the 15th, 16th, and  18th, which will all be 9am-12pm.*

North Anson

Carrabec High School
North Anson, ME 04958

July - Carrabec

July 9th, 11th, 16th, 18th, 23rd, 25th, 30th
Aug. 1st, 6th, 8th

All classes will be 9am-12pm.


Definitely 5+ stars to Golden’s Driving Academy!! Mike and Alicia were awesome to deal with for the driver’s ed course!! Both of them were informative, courteous, professional and very accommodating. Not only did my son attend their driver’s ed course but we also took advantage of their other services such as driving to prepare for his road test and renting their car to take for his actual test. If anyone is looking to enroll in driver’s ed, I highly recommend Golden’s Driving Academy!! ( My son passed his road test first try!! Just sayin!!)

Debra Domer

I love that everything is in person learning! Many sessions to choose from and the instructors are flexible when it comes to drive time. The Goldens are super nice and I’m so grateful they offer pre-test practice. They set students up for success! Highly recommend!

Kate Cooley

Mike and Alicia did a great job in classroom instruction and on the road driving. Very happy with Golden's!

M. Kiernan