The story tells about a different school that teaches and develops ethics in students apart from the teaching syllabus. Every student has to experience a day as a differently-abled person faces. The emphasis of education imparted was on 'developing responsible citizens. The story, "A Different Kind Of School", mentions a boy who visits Miss Beam's school to have a personal taste of the unique teaching methods. The real aim of this school is not just to teach regular school activities but also to teach thoughtfulness, i.e. kindness to others and being responsible citizens.