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About us

The Lehigh Valley’s Premier Driving School

Callahan Driving school is a full-featured, locally owned and operated driver training academy. PA Certified Driving School, PA Certified Driving Instructors.

26 years teaching experience
DMV test preparation
One on one coaching
Door to door pickup services

Dual control braking system
Defensive driving techniques promoted
Insurance discount certificates provided
Varied driving environment experiences

Callahan Driving School was founded in 2011 by Bryan Callahan. Bryan started teaching Driver Education for the Bethlehem Area School District in 1994. When state funding to school districts was cut, most school districts throughout the state were forced to drop many of their programs. Bryan saw a need for access to quality driver education/training and after many inquiries from students he officially opened Bryan Callahan’s Driving School in 2011.

In the years since, Bryan built the business up with a combination of the best teaching instruction techniques, in a stress free environment and with a following of loyal repeat customers who then sent their younger teenagers when they turned 16.

In 2018, with the DMV testing centers over booked and a months long waiting period to test, the State passed the law for PennDot to approve and regulate Third Party Testing Centers to give broader access and shorter wait times for those seeking their drivers license.

In 2019 Bryan partnered with his brother, former Mayor of Bethlehem John Callahan to create Callahan Driving School and Testing Center. In the last 8 years John has been actively involved in business development. Together Bryan and John have created the ultimate experience for beginning student drivers and their parents.

Students learn in a stress free, one on one coaching environment and also schedule their driving test in as little as 2 days during their own personal 15 minute time slot at our PennDot Authorized testing center instead of waiting months to get into the local DMV.

Owners / Driving Instructors

Bryan Callahan
Founder, Owner & Driving Instructor

Bryan Callahan is a 1980 graduate of Liberty High School. Bryan is a veteran educator in the Bethlehem Area School District where he started teaching driver education in 1996. Bryan has also served as the Athletic Director, Vice President of the Bethlehem Education Association and as the Department Chair for Health and Physical Education.

  • B.A. in Journalism/Public Relations – Lock Haven University – 1985
  • B.S. in Health and Physical Education/Safety Ed/Driver Education – East Stroudsburg University – 1994
  • M.Ed. from Wilkes University – 1999

John Callahan
Test Administrator / Partner

John B. Callahan served as Mayor of Bethlehem for 10 years. Callahan led the dynamic transformation of the 1,800-acre former Bethlehem Steel Corp. site – the largest brownfield in the country – into a business, cultural and retail destination anchored by Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem and the SteelStacks entertainment campus. He ushered in more than $2.2 billion in economic development which led to the creation and retention of more than 6,500 jobs in Bethlehem. In his final year as mayor, an additional $1.8 billion of economic development was ongoing in the city which would result in as many as 5,500 new jobs.

Callahan was honored by Gov. Ed Rendell with the 2009 Governor’s Award for Local Government Excellence, not only for his outstanding leadership as mayor but also for his efforts on behalf of cities and municipalities throughout the Commonwealth as the longest-serving President of Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities {PLCM}. He has previously served on the boards of Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation and Arts Quest. He currently serves as a Trustee on The Foundation for the Bethlehem Area School District, is the Vice President of 10,000 Friends of PA, Co-Chair of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and a member of Bethlehem Rotary.

John is currently the Director of Business Development for Peron Development and continues to be very involved in bringing new investment and jobs to local communities. In just 7 years he has led the development of over $155 million in mixed-use projects. This includes Social Still, 510 Flats, The Armory in Bethlehem, The Seville in Easton, and Pearl Pointe in Burlington, NJ. Callahan graduated cum laud with a degree in Biology from Moravian College. He and his wife of 29 years, Mafalda, reside in northeast Bethlehem where they raised their three children.

Cody Callahan
Driving Instructor

Sam Seneca
Driving Instructor

Zach Polzer
Driving Instructor

Mark Sterkenburg
Driving Instructor

2020 Department of Education Certification

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