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Center for Excellence

Located in Anaconda, Montana, the Lawrence P. Noonan Center for Excellence is a school for kids who require more intensive mental health and school services.


​​The Center for Excellence is an extension to AWARE’s youth residential program in Anaconda. It collaborates with the local school district to educate the students.

The Center for Excellence provides access to innovative technology such as Smart Boards, iPads, and laptops. Math, science, reading, social studies, health and wellness, and art are all part of each child’s curriculum.

AWARE’ s day treatment services provide on-site therapy and group support.​

Take a walk around campus

The Center for Excellence’s building exterior provides a dramatic landmark for Anaconda’s entryway with rich architectural stonework and tasteful color finishes. The school tower and kite-like roof lines keep students and staff aspirations reaching for the sky.

The school is filled with four classrooms, staff offices, a gymnasium and lunchroom.

Its grounds are landscaped with a picnic shelter, gardens, and a variety of areas to help kids be physically active and healthy. The outdoor activity fields include basketball courts, swing sets, tether ball play area, and a full-size sports field.

Center for Excellence History

AWARE’s Center for Excellence opened for students on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2014. The project is the first development in the Anaconda-Deer Lodge County East Yards subdivision.

This specialized school is part of AWARE’s services that have historically been provided on the Galen campus and moved to Anaconda in 2012. 

Sept. 14, 2018, AWARE was proud to rename its school the Lawrence P. Noonan Center for Excellence.

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