About Cantor’s Driving School
The Cantor’s Driving School Story
Allan Cantor opened the first Cantor’s Driving School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1976. This father of four was a History Teacher and Disciplinarian at Overbrook High School in West Philadelphia. He began teaching students how to drive part-time and on the weekends. Soon, he had taught nearly every teen in the area how to drive.
Allan was the best driving instructor around. He was known for his jovial personality and relatability with his students. A stop off to grab a famous Philadelphia cheesesteak during a lesson was not out of the question – and something his students loved about him. Of course it was the 1970s and times were different then, but Cantor’s Driving School has always been about Family, Community, and Safety.
As years went by, Cantor’s Driving School grew into the neighboring Philadelphia suburbs. And as his children grew, his youngest son Frank joined the family business. Learning the ins-and-outs of being a great driving instructor from his father, Frank was able to expand Cantor’s Driving School into 5 states – Pennsylvania, Florida, Nevada, Arizona, and California.
Today, Frank Cantor owns and operates Cantor’s Driving School with his wife, Cheri, continuing the tradition of a family-owned and operated business. They are committed to teaching the pillars of safe driving to their students – Respect for the Road, Respect for Other Drivers, and Awareness of Outside Distractions.
Cantor’s Driving School Philosophy
Being a new driver comes with great responsibility. You are not just responsible for yourself; the responsibility includes your vehicle, your passengers, and the other cars and drivers on the road. Only practical driving experiences behind the wheel will allow you to gain the knowledge and know-how to deal with everyday driving situations – giving you the foundation to become a safe driver for life.
The instructors at Cantor’s Driving School are committed to teaching our students how to be the safest drivers possible. All our instructors go through extensive background checks and complete all state requirements – ensuring that you, or your loved one, will be receiving the most up-to-date techniques, information and safe driving standards. Our students are taught the dangers of the road, the dangers in the car, how to avoid distractions, the latest driving laws, and the key components of safe driving.
Being a new driver can be scary. Let Cantor’s Driving School help you develop the confidence to get behind the wheel and be the next great driver on the road.
Cantor’s Driving School Qualifications
Cantor’s Driving School instructors are the very best in the area. With backgrounds that include teaching and police work, our instructors know how teens, adults and seniors learn to drive, so we customize our teaching approaches to our students. All Cantor’s instructors have clean driving records, child abuse clearances, have passed criminal background checks and been FBI fingerprinted. Visit our Driving Instructors page for more information about our instructors.
Cantor’s Driving School license #300230900 has been issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Education. Cantor’s Driving School is fully licensed and insured.
Cantor’s Driving School – A BBB Accredited Business
Cantor’s Driving School is accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) with an A+ (highest) rating from the BBB. BBB ratings are based on complaint history, time in business, transparent business practices, meeting licensing requirements, and advertising practices.
Cantor’s Driving School – Affiliations
Cantor’s Driving School is a proud member of:
- Driving School Association of the Americas (DSAA)
- Pennsylvania Association of Professional Driving Schools (PAPDS)
- American Driver & Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA) – view certification (PDF)
Meet Our Staff
Owner Cantor’s Driving School
Frank owns and operates Cantor’s Driving School. He is a proven expert in driver training with over 15 years of experience in all aspects of driver’s education. Frank enjoys carrying on the proud family tradition and commitment to helping teenagers and adults learn how to drive the right way, the safe way.
Administrator for Cantor’s Driving School
Cheri does scheduling and marketing for Cantor’s Driving School. She is a Penn State grad with expertise in business management, communications and marketing. Parents and students may communicate with Cheri as she often makes the phone calls to set up and confirm appointments.
Cantor’s Driving School Office Staff
Kim helps handle scheduling for driving lessons and road tests. She grew up in Delaware County and lived in West Chester for many years as well as attending West Chester University. She loves the beach (spent many summers at the Jersey Shore), enjoys doing yoga and spending time at Longwood Gardens.
We Serve the Greater Philadelphia Suburbs and More
Cantor’s Driving School serves the Main Line, Montgomery County, Delaware County, Chester County and Philadelphia Counties.