The Claymont Society for Continuous Education

Founded on the principles, tenets, and ideology of J.G. Bennett and his teachers.

By continuously seeking to improve ourselves, work on ourselves, and educate ourselves, we believe we can become better human beings. It is with this shared value Claymont Society was founded and continues to operate.

And it is by work on ourselves together in community we believe we can work for the betterment of the world.

There are many ways that you can become involved at Claymont. From our Community Garden, the WWOOFing program, the Permaculture Initiative, to Residency, or our Work Weekends and Movements classes, we encourage your participation.

Please take a moment on this website, read about our community, and contact us to schedule a visit.

The Claymont Society is also pleased to host regular spiritual seminars in our Great Barn and Mansion facilities.
If you are looking for Claymont Seminars, please visit the Seminars Website.



The Claymont Society is always seeking potential community members.

Some of the benefits are:
– Mentoring in spiritual work with the aim of transformation, with emphasis on G.I. Gurdjieff’s 4th Way and J.G. Bennett’s approach to it.
– Work in a traditional path toward greater responsibility and service, in a small community that is spiritually oriented and multi-generational.
– Access to a variety of educational and spiritual events, both in-house and those open to the public as a part of our seminar and retreat program.
– Beautiful, historic, rural setting with easy access to Washington D.C.
– Established organic gardening operation.


The Society maintains one of the only Washington Family homes still accessible to the public. Find out more about our open house.
To donate to the upkeep of this historic building click (here) and we thank you for your generosity.



For more information, contact our Executive Director, Amy Silver, at