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Kirkwood Driver’s Education

Missouri Driving School provides personal driver’s education classes in Kirkwood, Missouri!

Kirkwood, a town of more than 27,000 residents west of the city of St. Louis, has its history rooted in a different mode of transportation from driving: trains. Kirkwood is named after James P. Kirkwood, the chief engineer of the Missouri Pacific Railroad. He was laying out a route for the train line at the same time as Hiram W. Leffingwell and Richard Smith Elliott were planning the first suburban community outside St. Louis city. Kirkwood was platted in 1852 and the railroad was finished through Kirkwood in 1853. The idea was to encourage families to live there, and industrial development was prohibited.

Driving lessons in Kirkwood, Missouri
Driving lessons in Kirkwood, Missouri

The Magic House points to Kirkwood as being a family-friendly area. The Magic House is a children’s museum that was founded in 1979 and has “hands-on learning experiences that spark imagination, pique curiosity, enhance creativity and develop problem-solving skills,” according to the museum’s website. As a result, the town of 9.2 square miles is still very resident-centric and provides a great suburban backdrop for learning to drive in a highly residential area. At the same time, Kirkwood has easy access to highway driving because of Highway 270 to the west, Interstate 44 running through the south of the city, and Manchester Road, or Missouri Route 100, on the north side of the city. Kirkwood also has five elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school and one community college campus. The city runs the gamut for diverse traffic situations when it comes to learning to drive.

To learn to drive with one of our professional St. Louis driving instructors, you first need to get a learner’s permit from the Missouri DMV. You can find all the information about getting a learner’s permit from the Missouri Department of Revenue (not vehicles but revenue!) website. For reference, the closest Missouri DMV office to Kirkwood is the Des Peres licensing office, in the Des Peres Square at 1080 Old Des Peres Road, St. Louis, MO 63131. Then when you start your driving lessons, one of our instructors will pick you up and drop you off at your Kirkwood-area house, school or work even if it’s not directly located in Kirkwood!