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 four states – Pennsylvania, Florida, Nevada and Arizona.

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

AZ CarsBeing 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 trainers at Cantor’s Driving School are committed to teaching our students how to be the safest drivers possible. All our trainers go through extensive background checks, and complete 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

ADOT MVDCantor’s Driving School is authorized by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) Motor Vehicles Division (MVD).

View Cantor’s Driving School Driver License Training Provider – Operator Authorization, Provider Number 2740 (PDF).

Cantor’s Driving School is fully insured and bonded, and all trainers are state certified and fully licensed.

Cantor’s Driving School trainers are the very best. Our trainers customize and personalize their teaching approach to each student. These trainers know how teens and adults learn to drive, and can help everyone learn to drive and improve driving skills. All Cantor’s Driving School trainers have clean driving records, child abuse clearances, have passed criminal background checks and been fingerprinted. Visit the Driving Trainers page for more information about Cantor’s trainers.


Meet Our Staff


Frank Cantor

Franck CantorFrank Cantor

Frank owns and operates Cantor’s Driving School. With over 15 years of experience in all aspects of driver’s education, he is a proven expert in driver training. 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. He is a Florida State Certified Driving Instructor.


Cheri CantorCheri Cantor

Cantor’s Driving School Administrator
Cheri does scheduling and marketing for Cantor’s Driving School. She is a Penn State grad with expertise in business management, communications and marketing. She often makes the phone calls to set up and confirm appointments.


Serving Arizona Drivers in Maricopa County AZ

Cantor’s Driving School serves the Maricopa County Arizona area, including Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Peoria, Gilbert, and Glendale in Maricopa County Arizona.

To get started with driving lessons, call us at 480-482-1900 or use our convenient contact form.