James Smith Driving School

Professional drivers Education


About Us

Our Instructors

 J.S.D.S teachers are licensed to teach by the state. We also have certifications and / or licenses for specific training purposes

Test Preparation

  • Practice Where you'll Test ( when possible )
  • Driving Test  Preparation
  • Test on last day of training if instructor feels you're ready .

"I was always challenged in school when it came to taking tests. Everything else clicked, but I had terrible tests scores. I took a few classes and my score  really improved. Thanks for working with me."

John Miles

"I was impressed with the wide variety of classes offered. I have to drive across town after work to go to school. This made going back to school easier than I expected. I'm glad a friend recommended this."

Bradley Grush



We  provide one-on-one tutoring and instruction in how to operate a motor vehicle safely. We also offer hi-way  training .

Popular Programs

  • 10 hour course
  • 8 hour course
  • 6 hour course
  • 4 hour course
  • P .P.course
The Driving School was founded on the belief that every student has the ability to learn.


Over the past fifty years, our staff has helped more than 400 students improve in their driving habits, comprehension, and test-taking skills. As a result, these students have earned better test scores, grown in self-esteem, and confidence. We love celebrating those victories with our students.

James Smith Driving School is a small business started in 1958 by James Smith located at 2503 Prospect Ave in Kansas City, MO. James Smith Driving School has been proudly serving the urban core and surrounding areas for over 50 years. The purpose of our business is to teach the public how to operate and drive a motor vehicle safely. Students will be trained properly how to drive safely without being a danger to one’s self or the public at large. Our goal at the end of training is for our students to receive a driver’s license and obtain the knowledge of being a safe and confident driver.  All student drivers will be asked to sign a contract stating that they are at least 15 ½ years of age, have a state learner’s permit, and are not under the influence of any illegal drugs or alcohol. The contract will be signed and understood by the student driver before any lessons start.  

 Reggie King, brings to the public 17 years of experience in  teaching drivers training. Taught by James Smith at the age of 16 to drive ," I stayed under his tutelage for the next 2 years until I was 18 years of age and began to teach as an Instructor " . 

"With Mobility comes Freedom and Opportunity".....​JAMES SMITH

The products and services we offer will be the use of a company vehicle, over the road training, gas, and insurance coverage while driving our vehicle . In which the student will learn all the safe and legal ways, [offensive and defensive ]  to operate a motor vehicle, and learn everything that is needed to pass the driver's test. The last two hours being designated for the actual driver's test (when taking 8 or 10 hour course).

We offer quality training and student support for all of our students.