UPDATE (2/26/17): Wellesley Driving School’s website is back up, with links to calendars, an email address and a working phone number.
We’ve gotten questions about Wellesley Driving School from readers wondering why the school’s website is down and its main business number disconnected, and what that might mean for the future of the 151 Linden St. business. We left a voicemail using an additional number listed on the company’s front door, but haven’t heard back yet.
One concerned parent said that her daughter, whose instruction is fully paid, has just started her driving hours and that the school hasn’t answered the phone or returned calls for days. She says, “…their web site went down and phone got disconnected. The coordinator uses a cell phone to communicate with students and is also not answering.”
Wellesley Driving School is listed on the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles list of Driving Instructor Training Course approved schools.
According to Wellesley Driving School’s Better Business Bureau profile, the business opened in 1985.
I know we are not the only ones to have had problems with Wellesley Driving School. Our teen took classes during the summer, but the instructor didn’t fulfill the number of hours needed by the kids (classroom time) — he’d leave very early or ask his daughter to stay with the students so that they could watch a video (video didn’t work either). Apparently, the instructor had a construction job that was more important than teaching teens how to drive responsibly — by all accounts, “responsibly” is not an adverb one might use to describe Wellesley Driving School’s actions. I have heard one or two nice things, but most is negative, and we certainly saw for ourselves. We paid for more than the classes — don’t know if we’ll get our money refunded.
Linnea O'Neil says
Does anyone have any new information re: Wellesley Driving School? My son needs a certificate of completion of the program prior to his road test! All the phone numbers we have are disconnected or “out of service at this time” and the website is down.
Kent Heacock says
My son took the accelerated classes during February vacation week 2016 and paid for the full course. He has had only 1 hour driving lesson. I cannot get a return email from them and Ron’s voice mail is full. My son took the course in 2016 and now he graduates from High School this year with NO drivers license. I am heading to Court now as this is ridiculous, full reimbursement because they will not issue a certificate without driving lessons. I wish I read the reviews before I gave them money. Now my son has to take driving school all over again including classes.